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BLP has advised long-standing client Patron Capital on its equity investment into Jupiter Hotels Holdings Limited, a corporate vehicle for a joint venture undertaken with The Royal Bank of Scotland group for the purchase of certain hotel assets from the Jarvis Hotels Group.  Jupiter Hotels Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of Jupiter Hotels […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised longstanding client Tesco on its acquisition of the UK’s leading movie streaming website business blinkbox. The announcement follows shortly after BLP advised on the launch of online car sales company, Tesco Cars. blinkbox offers over 9000 films and TV titles to over 2m website visitors each month […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised long-standing client Balfour Beatty on the disposal of its UK  rail manufacturing business to Progress Rail Services UK Limited, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. The deal is due to complete in early May 2011. Balfour Beatty’s UK trackwork business manufactures switches, crossings and other related railway products […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised long-standing client Balfour Beatty on the extension of its facilities management joint venture arrangement with Royal Mail and its related acquisition of Romec Services Limited (RSL). RSL is a subsidiary of Romec Limited (Romec), the joint venture company owned by Balfour Beatty (49%) and Royal Mail (51%). […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, the international designer, developer and licensor of software to the online, mobile and land-based gaming industry, on its acquisition of PT Turnkey Services Limited (PTTS). The consideration for the acquisition, which is due to complete on 30 June 2011, is up to €280m comprising an initial amount […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised listed Indian gearbox manufacturer Elecon Engineering Company (Elecon) on the English law aspects of its £18.4m acquisition of the Benzler-Radicon group of businesses from David Brown Gear Systems (David Brown).  BLP worked in conjunction with the leading Indian law firm Desai & Diwanji. This acquisition will see […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised on the English Law aspects of Toyota Tsusho Corp’s acquisition of CalEnergy Gas (Australia) Ltd. CalEnergy has a 5% stake in Australia’s offshore Otway Gas Project and stakes in some other Australian gas and oil concessions. Toyota Tsusho, the trading company of the Toyota Group, will participate in Australian gas production and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised leading global intermediary BGC Brokers L.P. (BGC) on their acquisition of the business and certain assets of Mint Partners Limited and Mint Equities Limited (Mint) from the companies’ joint administrators David Chubb and Peter Spratt of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). BGC Partners is a leading global intermediary to the […]

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