Press Releases / Finance

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) has appointed Andrew Bamber as a partner within its Banking & Capital Markets department.  Andrew’s principal focus will be to use his very extensive experience of sponsor-led acquisition financings to enhance the build out of BLP’s leveraged finance and private equity offering.  Andrew is currently at Allen & Overy, where he […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recruited Richard Hughes to join the Banking and Capital Markets Group within its Finance team as a partner.  He was previously at Sidley & Austin. Richard has a wide range of experience in banking and general finance, securitisation and structured finance, property finance and asset finance.  His clients include lenders […]

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has launched a dedicated financial crime and regulatory defence team.  Twenty strong, and including eleven partners, the team will deal with investigations both financial and regulatory, prosecutions and related matters.  The team was set up in response to the changing regulatory landscape heralded both by recent events, and the increasingly proactive […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has completed one of the largest PFI/PPP deals this year. Advising Ascent, the consortium of the VT Group and Lockheed Martin, the £635m (US$1.258bn) deal provides UK military flight training.  The contract, which was finalised only 18 months after the preferred bidder status was confirmed, is for 25 years.    The […]

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