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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (11 January 2012) announced that it has made a further hire to its Banking & Capital Markets (BCM) Group, with the appointment of structured finance specialist Prashanth Satyadeva , a partner in the securitisation team at Clifford Chance following the announcement of the hire of structured finance partner Simon Small. […]

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 today announced the appointment of corporate partner Ken Cheung to its Singapore office. Ken is currently a partner with Singapore-based law firm Watson, Farley and Williams LLP, where he is head of the firm’s corporate practice in Asia. He has more than 16 years experience working in […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Clal Insurance on the sale of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301 and corporate members, Broadgate Underwriting Limited and Broadgate Underwriting 2010 Limited, to Torus Insurance Holdings.  Broadgate specialises in a range of niche short tail business across several product lines, including accident and health, property direct and […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised longstanding client the Shlewet Family Trust on the sale of its interests in Moneycorp to the RBS Special Opportunities Fund (“RBSSOF”), for an undisclosed consideration.  Moneycorp is a long-established provider of retail, wholesale and commercial foreign exchange services. BLP advised the Shlewet Family Trust in 2006 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today announced that it has hired partner Simon Small to strengthen its finance capabilities and continue the growth of its banking & capital markets group. Simon joined the securities and derivatives group at Ashurst in 2006. Prior to this he spent 11 years as a partner at Linklaters where he was […]

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 […]

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, […]

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