International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced the election of 24 new lawyers to partnership across 8 different offices, effective January 1, 2024. With this addition, the firm’s total number of partners reaches 480. The new partners are drawn from various BCLP offices worldwide and represent key practices and strategic sectors, including Real Estate, Corporate Transactions, Litigation & Investigations, and specialized areas such as Tax, Employee Benefits and Private Client, Class Actions, Antitrust & Competition, Financial Services Disputes, Employment & Labor, Technology, Real Estate Finance, Planning & Zoning, and Construction Disputes.
Lisa Mayhew and Steve Baumer, firm Co-Chairs, expressed pride in recognizing these lawyers for their substantial contributions and commitment to client service. They highlighted the dedication to core values and a client-centric approach as integral to the success of BCLP. Mayhew and Baumer emphasized the firm’s ongoing commitment to fostering an environment where its people can thrive and grow.
The new class of partners includes Richard Dupay (pictured) from the Dubai office. Dupay, an experienced disputes lawyer based in the Middle East, focuses on large-scale and complex construction and engineering projects in industries such as infrastructure, hospitality, culture and leisure, and manufacturing. His recent work involved advising and representing clients in disputes arising from major airport, transport, and leisure projects in the region. Dupay is well-versed in the common forms of construction contracts used in the Middle East, with a specific focus on the FIDIC forms of contract. His expertise lies in international arbitration, where he often represents employers, contractors, and subcontractors in ADCCAC, DIAC, ICC, and LCIA arbitrations. Additionally, Dupay has experience in DIFC litigation and FIDIC dispute adjudication boards.