Press Releases / UK

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that highly regarded litigator Elaine Whiteford, a barrister who specialises in major competition law disputes in the English and EU courts, is to join its rapidly expanding Competition, EU and Trade Group as a partner. She joins BLP from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. The appointment reflects the increasing […]

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, […]

BLP has advised long-standing client Patron Capital on its equity investment into Jupiter Hotels Holdings Limited, a corporate vehicle for a joint venture undertaken with The Royal Bank of Scotland group for the purchase of certain hotel assets from the Jarvis Hotels Group.  Jupiter Hotels Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of Jupiter Hotels […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that Marc Hanson is to join the firm as a partner and head of its Engineering, Construction and Procurement Group. Marc specialises in non-contentious construction.  He advises clients on procurement strategy and the drafting and negotiating all forms of construction documentation for complex projects, particularly in the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on the sale of the Olympic Village to a joint venture established by Delancey and Qatari Diar for £557 million. The deal also includes arrangements to provide a future profit share for the public sector.  The transaction represents one of the largest private sector […]

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