Press Releases / Global

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today that David Barnes, a highly respected international corporate lawyer, is to join BLP as a partner. As a corporate partner at Linklaters for 26 years, including several years as Global Head of Corporate, David was involved in many high profile corporate transactions and responsible for the development of […]

The partnership of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has re-elected managing partner, Neville Eisenberg for a fifth term. The unopposed vote was completed on 22 February 2012.  Neville’s new tenure, which starts on 1 May 2012, will run for three years. Neville has been managing partner at BLP since 1999 and is one […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today announced the hire of a very experienced structured finance and real estate finance specialist, Dr Thomas Prüm. The appointment will increase synergies between BLP’s German offices (Berlin and Frankfurt), the UK office, and BLP’s wider network of offices across emerging markets; allowing the firm to better serve clients with cross […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for Macquarie Bank on the US$135m financing of the acquisition by AIM listed IGas Energy plc of Star Energy Group Limited from Petronas International. The transaction is regarded as transformational for the company.  The acquisition consolidates IGas’s existing coal bed methane assets with Star’s substantial onshore UK […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised new client J.P. Morgan Cazenove on a placing of new ordinary shares on both the AIM and the JSE for South Africa-based coal producer Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL).  CoAL is listed on the ASX, JSE and AIM.  The fundraising, structured by way of an accelerated […]

BLP has acted for China-based companies PCM/Nexteer and AVIC Auto on the international merger control aspects of AVIC’s acquisition of PCM/Nexteer.  BLP’s groundbreaking work on this matter led to the first-ever merger notification to, and unconditional clearance by, the European Commission of a transaction involving the acquisition of a Chinese company by another Chinese company. […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today (5 April 2011) that 13 senior associates and associate directors, including those in Moscow and Singapore, have been appointed to the partnership. The firm also announced the promotion of nine new associate directors. This is the highest number of partner internal promotions at BLP since 2006 and […]

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