Press Releases / UK

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 […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (15 August 2011) announced that Richard Davies is joining its growing Abu Dhabi-based Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team. This partner appointment reflects the office’s distinctive focus on the built environment and strengthens BLP’s existing construction capabilities. Richard, who was previously at Linklaters, has spent most of […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Rontec Investments on the sale and purchase agreement to acquire the majority of Total’s downstream logistics and marketing operations  in the UK  (comprising around 810 petrol stations, operations in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, fuel distribution and haulage operations, a terminal at Nottingham and a […]

BLP today announced that Paul Simcock is joining the firm as a partner in its Banking & Capital Markets Group. Paul focuses on acquisition and leveraged financings with an emphasis on the financial sponsor side and he has particular experience in high yield related and New York law financings and restructurings. His clients include private […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed the former Chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation, Chris Bolt, as a consultant.  Chris, who has spent the last twenty years managing and shaping regulatory issues in the transport and utility sectors starts working with BLP’s Competition, EU and Trade Group this month.  An economist by […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired financial services expert Nick Kynoch to its Financial Services and Markets Group. Nick was previously a financial services partner at Mayer Brown. His appointment will further strengthen BLP’s leading firmwide financial services regulatory capability. Nick’s experience includes a broad range of financial services work, helping clients – including the […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised MEPC, the developer and owner of eight business estates across the UK, on the restructuring of its Hillington Park entities and the prepayment of £74.5m of a £470m loan securitised via Opera Finance (MEPC) plc. The prepayment is part of a wider strategy to address the early […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised longstanding client Tesco on its acquisition of the UK’s leading movie streaming website business blinkbox. The announcement follows shortly after BLP advised on the launch of online car sales company, Tesco Cars. blinkbox offers over 9000 films and TV titles to over 2m website visitors each month […]

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