Press Releases / Restructuring & Insolvency

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the board of the Pension Protection Fund (the PPF) alongside Grant Thornton UK LLP on the disposal of its 75.1 per cent shareholding in Harworth Estates Property Group Ltd (Harworth Estates) to Coalfield Resources Plc (formerly UK Coal plc) for total consideration of £150 million. The […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been appointed to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund’s (PFF) Insolvency and Corporate Panel, and its Specialist and Reserve Panel of external legal advisers. BLP will provide advice in a number of areas including corporate, insolvency and restructuring, investment and fund management, litigation (pension and non-pension) […]

BLP has advised new client Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG) and its affiliated funds on its secondary buy-out of leading convenience foods manufacturer Symington’s Limited, from Bridgepoint Capital and its management team. The transaction completed on Thursday 31 May 2012 and will enable Symington’s to fund further bolt-on acquisitions. The company is currently best-known for […]

Spin-out begins a new chapter in the evolution of LOD and reflects continuing change in the legal services market Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Lawyers On Demand (LOD) announced today that the LOD business will be transferred into a separate company on 1 June 2012, while maintaining close ties with BLP. BLP partners agreed to […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner acted for the issuers of 16 residential mortgage-backed securitisations (RMBS) originated by Paratus AMC (formerly GMAC RFC) with a total value of £15bn. The transactions concerned the modification of the transaction documents for each RMBS to address the requirements of Barclays Bank PLC, in its capacity as account bank, […]

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised leading global intermediary BGC Brokers L.P. (BGC) on their acquisition of the business and certain assets of Mint Partners Limited and Mint Equities Limited (Mint) from the companies’ joint administrators David Chubb and Peter Spratt of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). BGC Partners is a leading global intermediary to the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner has advised the Welcome Break Group – the UK’s second largest motorway service station operator – on the acquisition of the Peartree Service Area, Oxford. This acquisition will see Welcome Break move away from their typical motorway-side location in order to launch at the Oxford Interchange A-road. Once up and running, the […]

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