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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed structured finance lawyer Lucy Oddy as a partner within its London team. Lucy will join BLP from the Clifford Chance. She has a broad range of experience of working on UK and pan-European structured finance transactions, including securitisations and covered bonds, with a focus on residential and commercial mortgage […]

You may have seen that the High Court today passed an extremely significant judgment in a case that involves Eurosail UK 2007-3BL, the issuer in a £650m Residential Mortgage Backed Securitisation transaction that Lehman Brothers originated. It will have far-reaching implications for many UK-based securitisations. A team at BLP, led by structured finance partner Tamara […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Tesco, which has been a major client of the firm for over 30 years, on the latest Commercial Mortgage Backed Security (CMBS) issue in its £5bn programme of sales and leasebacks. The £958.45m transaction – described by the Estates Gazette as the largest securitised bond issuance in Europe since 2007 […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Mid Europa Partners (“Mid Europa”) on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Energy 21, the largest Czech-based independent developer and operator of solar power in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).  The deal was announced yesterday (13 May 2010) and is subject to customary closing conditions.  Mid […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recently completed a securitisation transaction for The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as sole arranger and lead manager of the €1,054,3890,000 issue of Mortgage Backed Floating Rate Notes due 2051 by Celtic Residential Irish Mortgage Securitisation No. 16 Limited. The deal was the latest in the Celtic series of securitisations […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) acted for St. David’s Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities Group PLC and Capital Shopping Centres PLC, in relation to a £290,000,000 term facility provided by Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG, London Branch, acting as facility agent and lender, together with DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Eurohypo AG, London Branch and Nationwide Building […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) acted for DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (“Deka”) in relation to £26m of acquisition finance being provided to Pramerica Real Estate Investors Europe, a subsidiary of the US institutional investor Pramerica, towards the purchase of 11 Pilgrim Street, EC4, London. The 100,000sq ft office buildings, previously owned by UBS Global Asset Management, is […]

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