Press Releases / Finance

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 […]

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 […]

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) has advised the current management team of the Tyne & Wear Metro, on its bid to Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive, Nexus, for the Metro operating contract for 2010 to 2019. The other bidders for the contract are Deutschebahn and Serco Rail. The successful bidder will be appointed in January […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG (West Immo) on the £90m credit facility to Heathrow Big Box (HBB) a 50:50 joint venture between Brixton plc and the Prudential Assurance Company Limited. This facility, which includes £31m of new partner loans to HBB from the joint venture partners, has been used to repay the bank’s […]

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) announced today that six senior associates and one associate director (AD) have been promoted to partnership. Three senior associates and one knowledge development lawyer (KDL) have also been promoted to the position of associate director. The new partners are: Sunita Chawla (Real Estate) Scott Dickson (Finance – Projects) Vicky Fowler (AD) […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired finance experts Jayne Black and Eleanor Hunwicks as partners, taking the number of partners in the Finance team to 37.  Both Jayne and Eleanor were previously at Katten Muchin Roseman Cornish LLP.  Over the last five years, Jayne and Eleanor have combined their structured finance and real estate expertise […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) Limited (OMAM), the London-based investment management arm and subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, a leading international financial services group, on its outsourcing contract with International Financial Data Services Limited (IFDS). The arrangement, which is set to commence in December 2008, is OMAM’s first outsourcing […]

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