Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is pleased to announce that Segun Osuntokun has been appointed Office Managing Partner (OMP) for London, starting immediately.
Segun, a Partner in BCLP’s Litigation and Corporate Risk practice, has 25 years' litigation and arbitration experience with a focus on banking and financial services. He has been a member of BCLP’s global Board since the Firm’s inception and is also head of the Africa Group and the Energy Disputes Practice.
Segun was recently recognised in ‘The 2018 EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List’ presented by the Financial Times and last year won the Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award at the UK legal Diversity Awards.
BCLP’s London office has 163 Partners and a total headcount of just over 1000. The move to appoint a new London OMP brings it in line with BCLP’s ‘one-firm’ non verein structure where office heads working with Practice and Sector leaders across the 32 offices pull together in one profit pool to deliver the best teams for clients.
Commenting on Segun’s appointment, Lisa Mayhew, BCLP Co-Chair said: “Segun has demonstrated himself to be a respected values-based leader who works well with others to drive high performance for our clients. His international experience, commitment to quality and inclusive approach marked him out as a great choice to perform such an important role for BCLP.”
Segun Osuntokun said: “This is a massively exciting opportunity in the context of our recent merger to help continue the London office’s trajectory as a leader in the market. BCLP is a ‘relationship’ law firm. It has a track record of adapting and evolving itself to support our relationships with clients in order to provide solutions for them in today’s business world. I am looking forward to building on what we have achieved in London. The opportunity for our clients is huge as we connect the office in with our single firm structure.”
Notes to Editors:
Carol Osborne, Partner, and EMEA Co-Head, M&A and Corporate Finance, served as the London Office Managing Partner for the legacy Bryan Cave’s Wood Street Office until the firm merged on 1 April 2018. Carol played an important role in discussions leading up to the combination, and has been key to integrating the two London offices since the combination became effective.