BLP advising Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG) on Manchester Airport investment

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is advising Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG) on its investment in the Manchester Airport City project, in a joint venture with local partners.

The project, which is the latest in a series of Chinese investments in the UK, will involve the development of an £800m business park next to Manchester Airport and include offices, hotels, manufacturing space, logistics and warehousing.

The win is a collaboration between the London, Beijing and Hong Kong offices and underlines BLP’s commitment to its Asia strategy, which has seen it advise a growing number of Chinese clients.

The BLP team is being led by Funds Partner, Simon Pollock, and Real Estate Partner, Damian Fleming.

Commenting on the deal, Simon said: “This is an important step for BCEG in terms of entering the UK market and it has been a privilege to work with a dynamic and exciting new client.  Working with our Hong Kong and Beijing offices is further endorsement of our ability as a firm to provide a one-stop service to our international clients in Asia.”

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