Berwin Leighton Paisner in transatlantic merger talks with US firm Bryan Cave

UK and US players confirm discussions over deal to create 1,500-lawyer firm

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is in advanced talks over a merger with US firm Bryan Cave, a deal that could create a 1,500-lawyer firm with combined revenues of about £730m.

If talks are successful, the merged firm would have 32 offices in 12 countries around the world. In a statement, the firms said the deal is subject to the resolution of conflict issues and approval by partners at both firms later this year.

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