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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner are sponsoring the AFB CEO Programme in 2022

The AFB is happy to announce that Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) shall be sponsoring the 2022 AFB CEO Programme. More information can be found here.

Please find BCLP’s full biography below:


With over 1,400 lawyers in 30 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.

BCLP’s Financial Services Disputes and Investigations Practice:

BCLP is one of only a few law firms which house their contentious and non-contentious financial regulatory teams together alongside their financial services litigation, corporate crime and white-collar expertise. BCLP offer a team of dedicated lawyers who have extensive experience acting for financial institutions and members of their management who may have personal regulatory exposure.

Operating as one single team, the financial services disputes and investigations practice advises the full spectrum of financial institutions to support them and provide pragmatic and commercially astute guidance to ensure they meet their vast global and local financial regulatory requirements. The team regularly assists clients in preparing for changes in regulations, ensuring that they are operating within the relevant legal framework, and that their staff are trained in and confident with the requirements and expectations imposed by regulators. At the other end of the spectrum, the team has extensive experience in dealing with high profile international regulatory enforcement investigations, complex financial services litigation and criminal prosecutions brought by regulators.

The team works closely and constructively with members of other complimentary practice areas, enabling it to ‘issue spot’ and provide multi-disciplinary advice to clients. The team combines this with an in-depth knowledge of the relevant regulators and how their authorisation, supervision and enforcement divisions operate in practice, together with technical excellence in the relevant law and regulations. A number of the team have gained direct experience from working at the regulators and law enforcement authorities (including the PRA and FCA) as well secondments to a range of financial institutions and investment exchanges.