Press Releases / UK

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), acted for a joint venture between Development Securities Plc and The Pears Group on its £103m acquisition from NAMA of a portfolio of loans secured against 39 development and investment properties known as the “Chrome portfolio”. The Chrome portfolio consists of a mix of commercial and residential properties in […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has boosted the capabilities of its funds team with the appointment of Justin Cornelius, who will join the Corporate practice as a partner in London. Justin, currently a partner at Nabarro, is a leading funds practitioner with more than 10 years’ experience. He specialises in investment funds and […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised longstanding client Playtech on its move from AIM to a Premium Main Market Listing, effective on Monday 2 July 2012. Playtech is the world’s largest publicly-traded online gaming software and services supplier and, boasting a market capitalisation of over £1bn, is expected shortly to be eligible […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced that it has recruited M&A practitioner Lisa O’Neill as a partner in its growing Corporate Finance practice in London. Lisa, who joins BLP from Allen & Overy, is a corporate lawyer with very broad corporate transactional experience. She also has significant international experience, having worked in London, […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced that it has recruited private equity specialist Catherine (Cath) Shirley as a partner in the Corporate Finance practice in London, which has seen significant investment over the past 12 months. Cath acts for corporations, private equity funds and investment banks in the UK, the US, Europe and […]

BLP has advised new client Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG) and its affiliated funds on its secondary buy-out of leading convenience foods manufacturer Symington’s Limited, from Bridgepoint Capital and its management team. The transaction completed on Thursday 31 May 2012 and will enable Symington’s to fund further bolt-on acquisitions. The company is currently best-known for […]

Spin-out begins a new chapter in the evolution of LOD and reflects continuing change in the legal services market Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Lawyers On Demand (LOD) announced today that the LOD business will be transferred into a separate company on 1 June 2012, while maintaining close ties with BLP. BLP partners agreed to […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today announced that it has hired real estate finance expert Claire Watson, ranked as a leading individual by both Legal 500 and Chambers, to join its real estate finance practice. Joining from Linklaters, where she currently heads the real estate finance practice in London, Claire has been a […]

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