Press Releases / UK

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) acted for Capmark Financial Group Inc. on the disposal of its European loan administration, asset management administration and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) administration services business to Capita Group Plc (‘Capita’). The acquired companies are Capmark Services Ireland Limited, Capmark Services UK Limited and Capmark Asset Management GmbH. The companies […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for Marble Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shore Capital Group plc, the London listed investment banking group, in connection with its c£87m cash offer for Puma Brandenburg Limited. Puma Brandenburg, an AIM quoted Guernsey authorised closed-ended investment company, was established to invest in German real estate. In accordance with BLP’s […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced that Adam Bogdanor, a specialist in corporate insurance and reinsurance, has joined the firm as a partner. Adam will add corporate expertise to the firm’s already strong position within the insurance market. He has acted for some of the major players in the long term insurance market, including Standard Life […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP’s) tax team has been named the ‘Best Tax Team in a Law Firm’ at the LexisNexis Taxation Awards, which are based partly on client feedback and recognise client service, teamwork, innovation and determination to improve. The award acknowledges the BLP team’s growth over the past 12 months. It is now the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Harvest Natural Resources Inc. (Harvest) in relation to an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with the Sultanate of Oman. The transaction, which involved a complex concession arrangement and the granting of rights to non-associated gas and condensate (including deep gas), will enable Harvest to explore and develop the recently […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recruited Richard Hughes to join the Banking and Capital Markets Group within its Finance team as a partner.  He was previously at Sidley & Austin. Richard has a wide range of experience in banking and general finance, securitisation and structured finance, property finance and asset finance.  His clients include lenders […]

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