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) has advised the Borough of Poole on signing the complex legal agreement – the Bridge Link Road Agreement with developer and owner Gallagher UK and Lands Improvement Holdings, for the development of a new Second Harbour Crossing within Poole, known as the Twin Sails Bridge and Link Road. Gallagher UK and […]

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) […]

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