Press Releases / Real Estate Expertise

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale in relation to its £60m loan to a joint venture between Tishman Speyer and PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. The loan was used to finance the acquisition of Eland House, London, from Land Securities for around £170m. The building […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on the sale of the Olympic Village to a joint venture established by Delancey and Qatari Diar for £557 million. The deal also includes arrangements to provide a future profit share for the public sector.  The transaction represents one of the largest private sector […]

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 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 […]

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) advised BDO on the administration of Regent Inns Plc and a number of its subsidiaries. This involved the sale of the group’s business and assets which includes 60 bars, restaurants and clubs (plus 2 non-trading sites) to iNTERTAIN Limited. At the same time a further nine trading and three closed sites were transferred […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) advised Oxford Properties (“Oxford”) and UBS South East Recovery Partnership (“UBS SERF”), in the recent deal to locate Japanese investment bank Nomura at Watermark Place, EC4. The transaction is thought to be the largest ever non pre-let office leasing deal in the UK. The BLP team advised on a wide range […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised entities controlled by Daniel Harris (Chief Executive of Harvard International plc) and members of his family on the acquisition of Harvard International’s Medical Equipment Division (HMD), together with the related acquisition of a portfolio of properties from Harvard International, a distributor of consumer electronic goods in the UK and […]

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