Paris, April 1, 2016 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has announced that Rémy Blain will serve as managing partner of the firm’s Paris office, effective April 1.

An M&A and private equity specialist, Blain is recognized by Chambers & Partners and other league tables in the areas of mid-cap mergers and acquisitions, private equity and distribution. His past experience includes senior in-house positions at Total, Thales Group, and Airbus Defence and Space, where he negotiated large-scale, global transactions while living in London, Moscow and Munich.

Blain is a former member of the board of the French Association of In-house Counsels and the Management Committee of the Alumni Association of ESSEC Business School.

“With Rémy’s appointment as managing partner of the Paris office of Bryan Cave, we would like to reinforce our commitment to Europe and highlight our ever-growing international capabilities in the region,” said Bryan Cave Chair Therese Pritchard. “France is an important destination for global businesses and, through his knowledge and experience, Rémy is among the best-placed persons to lead the office and oversee further expansion.”

“Bryan Cave’s Paris office has an established reputation for advising on corporate and commercial matters as well as private client issues, regulation and disputes. This is a great base from which to grow further,” Blain said. “Together with the other European offices of the firm, strategic growth will be my first priority and I look forward to working with colleagues in the Paris and European offices as well as the firm’s global leadership to achieve our growth objectives.”

Bryan Cave’s Paris office, which comprises four partners, three counsels and five associates, opened in 2008 and has since then offered legal services to its global clients interested in doing business in Europe and Africa. Paris lawyers focus on commercial transactions, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, labour, trade regulation, antitrust, litigation and private client matters.

About Bryan Cave LLP

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and midsized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets. The firm in Europe comprises 50 lawyers (including 18 partners) in five offices – Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Milan and Paris.