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The global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP) has been appointed to FTSE 100 BT Group PLC’s (BT) new legal panel following a competitive procurement exercise. 

BT recently took the decision to consolidate from over 40 firms down to just 15 to enable deeper and stronger relationships with a core set of panel firms. The scope of the panel exercise included all UK legal matters for external advice as well as international matters originating from BT’s head office. 

BCLP’s bid was led by Relationship Partner and Global Co-Leader of Technology Sector Marcus Pearl, supported by Head of Antitrust & Competition Andrew Hockley.  

Pearl commented: “We are delighted to have been retained on BT’s new legal panel and look forward to continuing to partner with BT in helping to achieve its strategic objectives.” 

The other firms appointed to BT’s new legal panel are: Addleshaw Goddard; Allen & Overy; Bird & Bird; CMS; Covington & Burling; DAC Beachcroft; DWF; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Silkin; Osborne Clarke; Shepherd and Wedderburn; Simmons & Simmons; TLT; and Winckworth Sherwood.  

BCLP has recently advised BT on a number of key mandates, such as the sale and carve out of BT Fleet to private equity firm Aurelius Capital, including a long-term, high-value strategic outsourcing arrangement.


Georgina Bennett-Warner
Communications Manager
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
020 3400 4116
Roseanne Green
Communications Executive
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
020 3400 3684


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With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it.  The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

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