Press Releases / Finance

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS) on providing a £323m loan to refinance existing debt, facilitate a corporate reorganisation and develop St Giles Circus, a cutting edge mixed-use project in the heart of London’s West End. The financing has been structured as separate senior and mezzanine facilities, to allow […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner advised Aurec leading a consortium of Israeli institutional investors on the acquisition of Eschborn Plaza in the Frankfurt area from two closed-ended funds managed by Commerz Real for €236m by way of an asset deal. The main tenant of the prime office complex is Ernst & Young, the company’s […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) have advised the co-founders and management of The Office Group (“TOG”), the London based design-led flexible workspace provider on the sale of a majority interest to Blackstone and on their ongoing investment in partnership with Blackstone. The deal puts an enterprise value on TOG of approximately £500m, and primes […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (21 June 2017) announced the appointment of Banking Partner, Shanan Dunstan, to spearhead the Firm’s Asset Based Lending (ABL) capability. She will join BLP’s Finance team in September from Ashurst. With lenders looking at alternative ways to use their capital, the structuring of ABL transactions has evolved […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (19 June 2017) announced the appointment of Asset Finance Partner, Jason Chamberlain. Jason is a renowned rail expert having worked on numerous high-profile mandates in the UK rail industry since privatisation in the mid-90s. He will join the London office later this month. The appointment demonstrates BLP’s […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Greensleeves Homes Trust on the successful launch of the £50m Greensleeves Homes Trust Retail Charity Bond offering, the fourth Retail Charity Bond to be launched by Allia’s established retail charity bond platform. Allia’s retail charity bond platform saw the Bonds issued by Retail Charity Bonds Plc, […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised a joint venture between global real estate investment firm Hines Global REIT and global private equity firm Lone Star on the sale of six buildings at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, to HSBC Alternative Investments (HAIL). HSBC Alternative Investments purchased the office estate, totalling 560,000 sq ft, from Hines-Laser […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner, advised Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited (“Mount Street”) on the acquisition of EAA Portfolio Advisers GmbH (“EPA”), the largest platform transfer ever completed in Europe. EPA is the portfolio manager of Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (“EAA”) with assets under management of €29bn. BLP’s multi-disciplinary team advised Mount Street on this transaction […]

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