Press Releases / Global

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today the appointment of arbitration specialist Roman Khodykin. This partner hire will further strengthen the firm’s international arbitration practice, particularly those based or with business interests in Russia and the CIS. Roman’s appointment follows the hire of projects specialist Andrei Baev who joined BLP in 2011 thereby […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is pleased to announce that 10 senior associates and the firm’s Head of Risk have been promoted to its partnership in the firm’s London, Abu Dhabi and Singapore offices. The Litigation department saw the largest intake of new partners with four promotions, followed by Real Estate with three and Finance, who […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Oil Spill Response, an oil and gas industry collective comprising of over 40 of the world’s leading oil and gas majors, on their acquisition of four preventive subsea oil capping stacks – with a capital value of approximately $250m and an expected asset life of at least […]

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 […]

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