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Thames Water has today announced it will extend its award-winning multi-million pound contract with international law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).  Under the new arrangement BLP’s strategic legal outsourcing partnership with Thames Water will continue until 2018. The announcement will mean a seamless continuation of the landmark project, which began in 2010, and is still […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today (18 March 2013) that it has appointed long standing Corporate Departmental Managing Partner, John Bennett, as the Firm’s International Business Partner. For some time, John has chaired the firm’s China Business Group and USA Business Group, and the initial priority of this new position will be […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today that it has recruited one of the most highly-rated and respected M&A lawyers in London, Alan Paul, to its Corporate practice. Alan has worked on some of the largest and highest profile UK, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions in the market, including some 150 UK public […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today that David Barnes, a highly respected international corporate lawyer, is to join BLP as a partner. As a corporate partner at Linklaters for 26 years, including several years as Global Head of Corporate, David was involved in many high profile corporate transactions and responsible for the development of […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Rontec Investments on the sale and purchase agreement to acquire the majority of Total’s downstream logistics and marketing operations  in the UK  (comprising around 810 petrol stations, operations in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, fuel distribution and haulage operations, a terminal at Nottingham and a […]

BLP’s groundbreaking Managed Legal Service, which is set to transform professional services, has entered into a framework agreement to establish its first pan-European partnership. This follows the launch of the service earlier this year with Thames Water as its first client. Under the arrangement, BLP has taken over on an exclusive basis the management of […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Black Sea Global Properties Limited (BSGP) on its mandatory cash offer for Deutsche Land under Rule 9 of the City Code at a price which equates to an enterprise value of approximately £422m. John Bennett, head of corporate at BLP commented: “The offer gives shareholders the opportunity to exit […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Canaccord Adams as financial adviser to KazakhGold Group Limited (“KazakhGold”) on the recommended partial offer by OJSC Polyus Gold’s subsidiary to acquire 50.1% of the issued ordinary share capital of KazakhGold.  KazakhGold is the largest gold mining company in Kazakhstan. The partial offer values the ordinary share capital of KazakhGold […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is acting for Black Sea Global Properties Limited  in connection with its cash offer, announced on Friday, for Rutley European Property Limited (Rutley) at a price which represents an enterprise value of approximately £446.6m.  Black Sea Global Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rompetrol Holding SA, the Swiss holding company […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for Marble Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shore Capital Group plc, the London listed investment banking group, in connection with its c£87m cash offer for Puma Brandenburg Limited. Puma Brandenburg, an AIM quoted Guernsey authorised closed-ended investment company, was established to invest in German real estate. In accordance with BLP’s […]

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