Press Releases / UK

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale in relation to its £60m loan to a joint venture between Tishman Speyer and PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. The loan was used to finance the acquisition of Eland House, London, from Land Securities for around £170m. The building […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today announced that it has hired banking specialist Derek Hrydziuszko to further bolster the firm’s finance offer. Previously at Allen and Overy, Derek has proven expertise in leveraged finance and investment grade transactions where he has acted for a number of UK and international banks and financial institutions leading on multi-jurisdictional […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (11 January 2012) announced that it has made a further hire to its Banking & Capital Markets (BCM) Group, with the appointment of structured finance specialist Prashanth Satyadeva , a partner in the securitisation team at Clifford Chance following the announcement of the hire of structured finance partner Simon Small. […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Clal Insurance on the sale of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301 and corporate members, Broadgate Underwriting Limited and Broadgate Underwriting 2010 Limited, to Torus Insurance Holdings.  Broadgate specialises in a range of niche short tail business across several product lines, including accident and health, property direct and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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