Press Releases / UK

Two Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partners have been appointed to head up some of the most respected legal bodies for their areas of expertise. Ian De Freitas, an IP specialist, has been appointed President of the Intellectual Property Commission of Union Internationale des Avocat (UIA), and Joanna Lampert, a real estate disputes expert, has been […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised BDO on the administration of Regent Inns Plc and a number of its subsidiaries. This involved the sale of the group’s business and assets which includes 60 bars, restaurants and clubs (plus 2 non-trading sites) to iNTERTAIN Limited. At the same time a further nine trading and three closed sites were transferred […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Black Sea Global Properties Limited (BSGP) on its mandatory cash offer for Deutsche Land under Rule 9 of the City Code at a price which equates to an enterprise value of approximately £422m. John Bennett, head of corporate at BLP commented: “The offer gives shareholders the opportunity to exit […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Stenham, the property fund manager, on their acquisition of four prestigious properties in London’s Mayfair. The portfolio comprises 73, 74 and 75 Grosvenor Street – three buildings interlinked with a total space of 32,700 sq ft – and 8 Bourdon Street, with a total space of 10,512 sq ft. […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) acted for St. David’s Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities Group PLC and Capital Shopping Centres PLC, in relation to a £290,000,000 term facility provided by Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG, London Branch, acting as facility agent and lender, together with DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Eurohypo AG, London Branch and Nationwide Building […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) advised Oxford Properties (“Oxford”) and UBS South East Recovery Partnership (“UBS SERF”), in the recent deal to locate Japanese investment bank Nomura at Watermark Place, EC4. The transaction is thought to be the largest ever non pre-let office leasing deal in the UK. The BLP team advised on a wide range […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the Borough of Poole on signing the complex legal agreement – the Bridge Link Road Agreement with developer and owner Gallagher UK and Lands Improvement Holdings, for the development of a new Second Harbour Crossing within Poole, known as the Twin Sails Bridge and Link Road. Gallagher UK and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the current management team of the Tyne & Wear Metro, on its bid to Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive, Nexus, for the Metro operating contract for 2010 to 2019. The other bidders for the contract are Deutschebahn and Serco Rail. The successful bidder will be appointed in January […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG (West Immo) on the £90m credit facility to Heathrow Big Box (HBB) a 50:50 joint venture between Brixton plc and the Prudential Assurance Company Limited. This facility, which includes £31m of new partner loans to HBB from the joint venture partners, has been used to repay the bank’s […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Cenkos Securities plc (as broker), Liberum Capital Limited (as joint broker), and John East & Partners Limited (as nominated adviser) on an equity fundraising and related acquisition by AIM-quoted ToLuna Plc (“ToLuna”). ToLuna is a leading provider of online data collection services and technology solutions to the market research […]

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