Press Releases / UK

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for Tristan Capital Partners, independent London-based real estate investment management boutique, on its acquisition of a majority 90% interest in a Downing developed and managed 3,636 bed UK student housing portfolio comprising four operational assets (delivered in 2015 and 2016) and four assets in the course of […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (11 September 2017) announced the appointment of three new international disputes Partners to further strengthen its Litigation and Corporate Risk (LCR) Practice. George Burn joins BLP from Vinson & Elkins as Head of International Arbitration later this month, while Gavin Margetson, formerly of Herbert Smith Freehills, […]

A cross-practice team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the University of Cambridge on its 150 hectare mixed-use scheme at the North West Cambridge Development, a project part of an estimated £1bn investment into the city. The major expansion to the City of Cambridge will include 3,000 new homes, 2,000 student residences, 1m sq/ft […]

BLP’s market leading hotels practice has acted for longstanding client PPHE Hotel Group on the sale and leaseback of the Park Plaza London Waterloo, a newly developed 494-room hotel and spa in Central London. The freehold interest is to be acquired by a unit trust created on behalf of several clients of CBRE Global Investors […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) have advised the co-founders and management of The Office Group (“TOG”), the London based design-led flexible workspace provider on the sale of a majority interest to Blackstone and on their ongoing investment in partnership with Blackstone. The deal puts an enterprise value on TOG of approximately £500m, and primes […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (21 June 2017) announced the appointment of Banking Partner, Shanan Dunstan, to spearhead the Firm’s Asset Based Lending (ABL) capability. She will join BLP’s Finance team in September from Ashurst. With lenders looking at alternative ways to use their capital, the structuring of ABL transactions has evolved […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (19 June 2017) announced the appointment of Asset Finance Partner, Jason Chamberlain. Jason is a renowned rail expert having worked on numerous high-profile mandates in the UK rail industry since privatisation in the mid-90s. He will join the London office later this month. The appointment demonstrates BLP’s […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) has advised award-winning managed services provider Streamwire (“Streamwire”) on its purchase of market rival EACS, and subsequent formation of a larger company, trading as EACS. The combined company will have revenues of just under £20m, and is the second large acquisition in the last five years by Streamwire, […]

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