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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Work 020 3400 1000
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Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt and 7 more

BLP is a leading international law firm with a reputation for innovation in legal services. The firm has offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Manchester, Moscow, Myanmar, Paris, Tel Aviv and Singapore, helping it meet the needs of clients in an increasingly internationalised market.

The firm’s expertise covers all aspects of commercial law; antitrust and competition; construction, engineering and procurement; corporate finance; dispute resolution; employment, pensions and incentives; finance intellectual property; private client; real estate and infrastructure; regulatory and compliance; restructuring and insolvency; and tax.

BLP offers local advice across 130 different jurisdictions and delivers greater depth and breadth of international expertise than other law firms from its 14 offices and network of non-exclusive preferred firms.

The firm:

One of the fastest growing top 20 UK law firms in recent years, BLP continues to recruit and promote leading individuals as part of an ambitious programme to employ top-ranked legal experts globally. BLP has a clear strategy based on: building a leading global real estate capability, an internationally recognised litigation and corporate risk practice, a strong corporate and finance practice and building real estate, infrastructure and ENR, financial services, and private wealth teams. The firm has a commitment to unrivalled personal service and delivering commercial advantage for its clients, who range from the world’s leading investment banks and FTSE 100 companies, to governments and high-profile individuals.

BLP is renowned for responding creatively to the challenges clients face, and is ranked number one for innovation in the 2017 Legal Business survey of 9,000 clients. The firm is building a leading group of entrepreneurial and innovative client-led solutions under the umbrella of ‘BLP Enterprises’. One of those enterprises – Lawyers On Demand (LOD) – provides a high-quality pool of over 600 flexible, freelance lawyers, offered to more than 500 clients as and when needed. LOD has eight offices worldwide in Brisbane, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, Perth, Singapore and Sydney. BLP is also investing in client technology solutions, such as case management and workflow platform ‘Sharedo’, which are delivering significant efficiency improvements for clients.

Types of work undertaken: BLP lawyers are ranked in almost 70 areas of legal expertise and have extensive experience across numerous industry sectors. The firm’s industry experience includes: energy and natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; infrastructure; hotels, sport and leisure; outsourcing and business services; public sector and not for profit; real estate; retail; security, defence and aerospace; and transport.

The firm embraces diversity and announced in October 2014 a 30% female representation target in the partnership by the end of 2018, with the number currently standing at 27%. As part of this move BLP has designed new training programmes for partners and other employees and explored targeted development programmes for women. The firm is also committed to social responsibility with the majority of BLP employees taking part in corporate responsibility activities during working hours.

Further details are available via, LinkedIn or via Twitter: @BLPLaw.

Other offices: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Manchester, Moscow, Myanmar, Paris, Tel Aviv and Singapore.

Breakdown of work     %
Corporate     17
Real estate    30
Litigation and corporate risk    25
Finance    15
Other    13

Number of UK partners 148

Number of other UK fee-earners 518

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