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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport - ranked: tier 4

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Stephen Strauss heads the department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and advises OEMs on product liability litigation in the automotive sector. In one recent highlight, Bettina Strauss successfully defended long-term client Enterprise Rent-A-Car in three appellate court cases. In other work, Robert Ebert continues to act as lead national counsel in U-Haul’s international truck litigation. Garmin and Zodiac Parachute & Protection are also clients of the firm. All named partners are based in St Louis.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Headed by Stephen Strauss, the St Louis-based product liability team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is experienced in pharmaceuticals and medical devices-related class actions and personal injury lawsuits. In one recent highlight, the team successfully defended Merck against three putative class actions concerning the client’s glaucoma medication. In other work, Bettina Strauss continues to advise Johnson & Johnson on pelvic and hernia mesh cases across the country and leads the defense of the West Virginia pelvic mesh MDL cases in Kansas and Missouri. Dan Ball and Robert Ebert are also active in the sector.

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United States: Finance

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP’s nonprofit and TEO practice is noted for representing religious organizations as well as healthcare systems, foundations, sports organizations, museums and medical research organizations, and has seen a recent uptick in mandates involving charities. The group operates out of the firm’s various national offices and handles corporate and tax-related matters for clients, including IRS audits, lobbying, mergers and tax-exemption status. The team is well known for serving as outside general counsel to the George and Amal Clooney Foundation for Justice and is assisting the foundation with the Trial Watch Project, an initiative focused on targeting and monitoring trials around the world which pose a risk of human rights violations. In another highlight, the team is advising on the formation of the Refugee Home Project, a charitable organization with the purpose of raising funds in the United States to assist with the refugee crisis in Greece. St Louis-based Keith Kehrer heads up the practice.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP fields lawyers with expertise in strategic acquisitions and divestitures, cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and joint ventures. The practice acted for longstanding client Ixia, a publicly traded provider of testing, visibility and security solutions, in its $1.6bn sale to Keysight Technologies. It also assisted legal process outsourcing company Document Technologies with its acquisition of Epiq Systems; advised consumer packaging manufacturer Berry Global on the acquisition of AEP Industries; and acted for global specialty biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt in the strategic sale of its nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular for approximately $690m. St Louis-based John Welge leads the firm’s transactions client service group; and Atlanta-based Rick Miller and Tara Newell in New York are also highly regarded. James Attonito in New York and Kristin Yemm in St Louis were made partners.

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United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning
Land use/zoning - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is predominantly active in New York and handles commercial and residential real estate developments for a broad client base that includes the Rockefeller Group. Department lead Judith Gallent advises Silverstein Properties on all land use and zoning aspects concerning the development of a parcel of land in Hudson Yards. Recent work for James Colgate includes advising the Archdiocese of New York on multiple redevelopment, lease and sale projects in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island and acting for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a land use transaction involving the ground lease of property to a private developer and the transfer of development rights.

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United States

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP acts for OOO Double against Vkontakte

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is acting for Skolkovo resident OOO Double in a dispute with VKontakte over the Client’s use of public data from the social network in a search engine manner. The Double Data software involved was developed by our Client on the basis of its own big data search, storage and mining methods and algorithms.
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    The Cyprus Investment Programme has been redesigned by the Cyprus Government in order to continue to attract high net worth individuals to settle and do business in Cyprus. The Key Changes will be applicable from the 15 th of May 2019 and include the following:
  • CYPRUS: Introduction of the General Healthcare System (GHS)

    Cyprus has introduced the General Healthcare System (GHS) that will cover its entire population. The GHS is a modern, patient-centric healthcare system with the aim of delivering equal and quality healthcare services to beneficiaries.
  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience dealing with claims relating to D&O insurance

    In recent times, public pressure has continued to mount on managers in cases involving claims arising from damage or loss. Governing bodies and executives can insure themselves against the risk of liability by taking out a D&O insurance policy.
  • Antitrust Law Aspects in Ukraine

    Ukraine, like other European countries, developing a market economy on their territory, has incorporated antitrust regulations and legal mechanisms in its legislation to regulate and support competition, as well as rules to ensure fair competition. An integral part of the competition control is the control exercised by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine over M&A transactions both in Ukraine and abroad, which may also affect Ukrainian domestic markets.
  • The Predicted End of Fiat Currencies

    Billionaire and crypto investor Tim Draper envisages a radical overhaul in payment systems; predicting that cryptocurrencies will replace fiat currencies within the next five years.
  • Termination of Employment for Good and Sufficient Cause

    In the case of Joseph Saliba vs Imperial Hotel (Goldvest Company Limited), the facts of the case revolved around Mr Saliba who was employed in various positions within the Hotel Imperial in Sliema until such hotel was acquired by Goldvest Company.
  • Legal Consultants in Dubai: Discussing Legality of Verbal Contracts

    A verbal contract is valued as much as the paper it is written on. While discussing and preparing for an important case, I found myself thinking the legalities of verbal contracts and the misconception towards their unenforceability.
  • DUE DILIGENCE: Importance In Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) can be as critical as it seems exciting for any entity's growth and development. If successful, it can assist both the companies to gain a significant share in the market and earn profits. If not successful, it can lead to a different story altogether. 
  • The Way Forward: Gender Neutrality and Gender Inclusion

    The principle of equality between men and women is a fundamental value constantly on the European Union’s agenda.  Ample EU institutes, programmes, and legislation provide for gender equality, and case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) reaffirms the progress made in this respect. On a member state level, the enactment of gender neutral laws (particularly in the fields of inheritance law, marriage law, and employment law), may be considered as having reached its culmination in a number of EU member states, in the legal recognition of non-binary people. In turn, the European Parliament is now actively seeking to bring language evolution at par with gender inclusive legislation.
  • Abetting in Crime: Criminal accountability for parties involved

    NOT JUST A CRIMINAL ACT WILL MAKE YOU A CRIMINAL So, the plan is that "A will enter the apartment wearing women's abaya with a key provided by C, B will wait outside in the car, and once we complete the act, we will keep the money at D's place." The plan is simple, and everyone is aware of their role in the act.