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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Harvest Natural Resources Inc. (Harvest) in relation to an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with the Sultanate of Oman. The transaction, which involved a complex concession arrangement and the granting of rights to non-associated gas and condensate (including deep gas), will enable Harvest to explore and develop the recently […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recruited Richard Hughes to join the Banking and Capital Markets Group within its Finance team as a partner.  He was previously at Sidley & Austin. Richard has a wide range of experience in banking and general finance, securitisation and structured finance, property finance and asset finance.  His clients include lenders […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised new client GfK Retail and Technology (UK) Limited and its parent company GfK SE, a German company listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, on the purchase of the entire share capital of Ascent Market Intelligence Limited (a UK private limited company). The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised AIM-quoted Panmure Gordon & Co. plc (Panmure) on the placing of 72,000,000 shares with BlueGem LP (BlueGem), through its subsidiary BlueGem Water Holding BV, and an institutional investor. The placing raised £17.3m for Panmure Gordon. Following the placing, BlueGem will own approximately 40.3 percent of Panmure’s enlarged share capital. The […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) planning & environment team has been voted the highest rated law firm in the annual survey by Planning,  the leading journal for planning professionals.  The firm has occupied pole position in the survey – based on voting by leading planning and environment barristers and solicitors – every year since it was […]

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) […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised the management team on the management buy-out (MBO) of hardware retailer Robert Dyas. The deal was completed today (8 April 2009) and has been fully supported by the company’s banks, Lloyds Banking Group plc and Allied Irish Banks plc, and is expected to safeguard the future of 1,200 jobs and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for MDY Healthcare plc, the strategic investor in healthcare companies, on its acquisition from 3i Group plc of stakes in UK listed ProStrakan Group plc and SWX listed Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG. ProStrakan is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for […]

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