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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Hellenic Petroleum on the US$500m (€359m) purchase of ground fuels retail and storage assets from BP Plc. The purchase (which remains subject to regulatory approvals) by Hellenic Petroleum, Greece’s largest company and biggest refiner, demonstrates Hellenic’s commitment to the Greek retail market. The deal, which includes €40m of net debt, will […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed industry specialist and international arbitration expert Nic Fletcher as head of International Arbitration within its Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Nic, who has spent the last 23 years at Clifford Chance litigating and arbitrating a wide variety of complex international and domestic commercial disputes, has particular experience in corporate […]

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 LLP (BLP) acted for Capmark Financial Group Inc. on the disposal of its European loan administration, asset management administration and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) administration services business to Capita Group Plc (‘Capita’). The acquired companies are Capmark Services Ireland Limited, Capmark Services UK Limited and Capmark Asset Management GmbH. The companies […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised new client GfK Retail and Technology (UK) Limited and its parent company GfK SE, a German company listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, on the purchase of the entire share capital of Ascent Market Intelligence Limited (a UK private limited company). The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised AIM-quoted Panmure Gordon & Co. plc (Panmure) on the placing of 72,000,000 shares with BlueGem LP (BlueGem), through its subsidiary BlueGem Water Holding BV, and an institutional investor. The placing raised £17.3m for Panmure Gordon. Following the placing, BlueGem will own approximately 40.3 percent of Panmure’s enlarged share capital. The […]

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) acted for MDY Healthcare plc, the strategic investor in healthcare companies, on its acquisition from 3i Group plc of stakes in UK listed ProStrakan Group plc and SWX listed Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG. ProStrakan is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (“BLP”) is advising Pilat Media Global plc (“Pilat”) on its £16.3m merger with SintecMedia Ltd (“Sintec”), which was announced recently. Pilat develops, markets and supports software systems for over fifty blue chip media clients around the world and is headquartered in the United Kingdom with subsidiary operations in the US, Australia, […]

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