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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) advised Hellenic Petroleum on the $151m (€120m) disposal of its interests in oil and gas exploration and production rights in Libya to GDF Suez. This deal demonstrates the firm’s growing expertise in Libya, which has developed as a result of BLP’s energy expertise, finance credentials and relationships with local counsel. Hellenic […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Pinnacle Bidco Holdings plc (Pinnacle), a company established on behalf of Stanley Fink, on its recommended cash offer for AIM listed Zenith Hygiene Group plc (Zenith).  The offer, which was effected by means of a scheme of arrangement, comprised a recommended cash offer with a share alternative, which was […]

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 advised Israeli online family network company MyHeritage Ltd. (MyHeritage) on its acquisition of the family social network company Kindo Network Ltd (Kindo).  MyHeritage has more than 25 million members worldwide and is known for its powerful technology which helps families research their histories and stay connected. Its service is […]

A survey of 50 of the UK’s leading companies by law firm BLP on the second anniversary of key UK age discrimination regulations has revealed half of businesses are finding compliance with the law time consuming and onerous.  The findings, coming from businesses across the corporate spectrum with a combined market turnover of over £79bn […]

Propinvest has announced the completion of the €1.9bn acquisition of the Global Headquarters complex of Banco Santander in Boadilla del Monte in Madrid on 12 September 2008. This transaction represents the largest single European real estate acquisition ever completed. Bank debt to assist the acquisition has been provided by a consortium of banks. Propinvest was […]

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