Dispute resolution, Finance, Human resources, Projects, energy and natural resources | 29 November 2016

In a move designed to help law departments of all sizes obtain access to award-winning innovation, international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has announced the creation of BCXponent, a new division focused on delivering practical solutions for law departments.

Over the past decade, Bryan Cave has partnered with several clients to solve some of the toughest challenges faced by law departments, including using process, technology and analytics to reduce the cost and risk of litigation, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of commercial contracting, and to enable companies to be “diligence ready” at any time. The innovative and practical nature of these solutions has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2016 ACC Value Challenge Award and multiple “Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year” designations from ILTA.

“As an early-stage technology company, we are delighted to see Bryan Cave form BCXponent to help productize these solutions and make them accessible to companies of all sizes,” added Matthew Smith, CEO of Fathym, Inc. “Our business has benefited tremendously.”

BCXponent’s multidisciplinary team includes professionals with deep experience in law, computer science, actuarial science, probability and statistics, business management and project management – all of whom have hands-on experience in solving real problems for law departments. The group is co-led by Chief Practice Economics Officer Chris Emerson and Chief Innovation Officer Katie DeBord.

“We look forward to taking the pioneering work that we have done for select, early adopted clients and making it broadly accessible to law departments of all sizes,” said Bryan Cave Chair Terry Pritchard. “In today’s digital world, clients rightly expect law firms to up their game and deliver business-oriented solutions that generate real value.”

“Bryan Cave offers unique capabilities,” said Michael Kaplan, GC of Red Robin. “They worked with us to build a complete solution that included not only legal advice, but also the processes and technologies necessary to put that advice into action. Their work has contributed to improving how our law department functions and the value we deliver to the business. The formation of BCXponent will only increase their capabilities in this area.”

For more information on BCXponent please see http://www.bcxponent.com/ or contact cemerson@bryancave.com or Katie.debord@bryancave.com.

About BCXponent:
BCXponent is a division of Bryan Cave LLP that provides consulting services and technology solutions to corporate legal departments.

About Bryan Cave LLP:
Bryan Cave is a global law firm with approximately 1,000 highly skilled lawyers in 27 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm represents publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, emerging companies, nonprofit and community organizations, government entities, and individuals. With a foundation based on enduring client relationships, deep and diverse legal experience, industry-shaping innovation and a collaborative culture, Bryan Cave’s transaction, litigation and regulatory practice serves clients in key business and financial markets.

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| 01 April 2016

Paris, April 1, 2016 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has announced that Rémy Blain will serve as managing partner of the firm’s Paris office, effective April 1.

An M&A and private equity specialist, Blain is recognized by Chambers & Partners and other league tables in the areas of mid-cap mergers and acquisitions, private equity and distribution. His past experience includes senior in-house positions at Total, Thales Group, and Airbus Defence and Space, where he negotiated large-scale, global transactions while living in London, Moscow and Munich.

Blain is a former member of the board of the French Association of In-house Counsels and the Management Committee of the Alumni Association of ESSEC Business School.

“With Rémy’s appointment as managing partner of the Paris office of Bryan Cave, we would like to reinforce our commitment to Europe and highlight our ever-growing international capabilities in the region,” said Bryan Cave Chair Therese Pritchard. “France is an important destination for global businesses and, through his knowledge and experience, Rémy is among the best-placed persons to lead the office and oversee further expansion.”

“Bryan Cave’s Paris office has an established reputation for advising on corporate and commercial matters as well as private client issues, regulation and disputes. This is a great base from which to grow further,” Blain said. “Together with the other European offices of the firm, strategic growth will be my first priority and I look forward to working with colleagues in the Paris and European offices as well as the firm’s global leadership to achieve our growth objectives.”

Bryan Cave’s Paris office, which comprises four partners, three counsels and five associates, opened in 2008 and has since then offered legal services to its global clients interested in doing business in Europe and Africa. Paris lawyers focus on commercial transactions, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, labour, trade regulation, antitrust, litigation and private client matters.

About Bryan Cave LLP

Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and midsized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets. The firm in Europe comprises 50 lawyers (including 18 partners) in five offices – Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Milan and Paris.

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Corporate and commercial | 24 March 2016

The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has expanded in Germany with the addition of Dr. Hubertus Schröder and Tonio Sadoni – two new lawyers who will practice in the areas of corporate and M&A.

“Bryan Cave is on a growth path in Germany”, said Hamburg office Managing Partner Eckart Budelmann. “With Dr. Hubertus Schröder and Tonio Sadoni, we gain two very experienced experts in advising on international transactions. The German market is very attractive to foreign investors. Additionally, a lot of German companies focus on expanding to other countries. In this regard we advise complex business acquisitions and sales.”

Schröder, 38, joins the team as counsel. For many years, he has been advising on all aspects of corporate/M&A matters and in distressed situations. He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate structuring, carve-outs and joint ventures. His experience also covers the trading and financing of non-performing loans. His clients include German and international corporations, private equity investors and financial institutions. Schröder comes to Bryan Cave from Gibson Dunn in Munich. He also has practiced as a lawyer at Ashurst in London and Munich.

Sadoni, 35, joins Bryan Cave’s Hamburg office as an associate. He advises on national and international transactions, corporate matters and general commercial law. He specializes in joint ventures and private equity. He has represented clients in a number of industries, with a particular focus on the life sciences/health care sector, nutrition industry and hotel business. Before joining Bryan Cave, Sadoni worked in the Hamburg corporate department of Latham & Watkins.

Photos of Sadoni and Schröder can be obtained from Bryan Cave’s public relations department.


Eckart Budelmann, LL.M. (University of New South Wales)
Rechtsanwalt, Managing Partner
Bryan Cave Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (40) 30 33 16 125
E-Mail: eckart.budelmann@bryancave.com

Hannah Stiehler
Marketing Coordinator
Bryan Cave Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (40) 30-33-16-147
E-Mail: hannah.stiehler@bryancave.com

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