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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired financial services expert Nick Kynoch to its Financial Services and Markets Group. Nick was previously a financial services partner at Mayer Brown. His appointment will further strengthen BLP’s leading firmwide financial services regulatory capability. Nick’s experience includes a broad range of financial services work, helping clients – including the […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised MEPC, the developer and owner of eight business estates across the UK, on the restructuring of its Hillington Park entities and the prepayment of £74.5m of a £470m loan securitised via Opera Finance (MEPC) plc. The prepayment is part of a wider strategy to address the early […]

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 Duet Real Estate Finance (Duet) on the Main Market Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its feeder fund, after advising on the establishment of the main fund in December 2009. The IPO of the feeder fund is particularly significant, because it is the only UK-listed fund focused primarily […]

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has boosted its non-contentious financial services team with the recruitment of Jacob Ghanty, a specialist in financial services regulation who was formerly a partner at Pinsent Masons. Jacob undertakes a wide range of non-contentious financial services work and has particular expertise in the retail, trading and insurance sectors. He has worked […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed Financial Services litigation expert Daren Allen as a partner within its core London-based Banking and Finance Litigation team. Daren was head of Financial Services at DLA Piper, and is best known for advising financial institutions and large corporations on complex regulatory and financial crime investigations, litigation […]

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