Press Releases / UK

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised the management team on the management buy-out (MBO) of hardware retailer Robert Dyas. The deal was completed today (8 April 2009) and has been fully supported by the company’s banks, Lloyds Banking Group plc and Allied Irish Banks plc, and is expected to safeguard the future of 1,200 jobs and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for MDY Healthcare plc, the strategic investor in healthcare companies, on its acquisition from 3i Group plc of stakes in UK listed ProStrakan Group plc and SWX listed Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG. ProStrakan is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), together with Goltsblat BLP, are pleased to announce that Ian Ivory, a Corporate Finance partner in its London office, will be joining the firm’s new Russian office, Goltsblat BLP. Ian will add English law capabilities to the strong Russian legal team, which, as well as Andrey Goltsblat, includes highly ranked corporate […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised online bookmaker SBOBET on its sponsorship agreement with West Ham United until the end of the 2009/10 season.  SBOBET is a trading name of Celton Manx Limited, licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The lucrative deal, the terms of which are undisclosed, means that the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired finance experts Jayne Black and Eleanor Hunwicks as partners, taking the number of partners in the Finance team to 37.  Both Jayne and Eleanor were previously at Katten Muchin Roseman Cornish LLP.  Over the last five years, Jayne and Eleanor have combined their structured finance and real estate expertise […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) Limited (OMAM), the London-based investment management arm and subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, a leading international financial services group, on its outsourcing contract with International Financial Data Services Limited (IFDS). The arrangement, which is set to commence in December 2008, is OMAM’s first outsourcing […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Osborne Clarke (OC) have advised on a development agreement to transform Swindon town centre with the £350m mixed-use regeneration scheme to be known as Union Square. BLP advised Muse Developments, one of the country’s leading names in commercial development and urban regeneration, while OC advised the New Swindon Company, the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Roadchef Group, the third largest Motorway Service Area Group in the UK, on the sale of the Winchester Motorway Service Area to Moto Hospitality Limited. BLP has a strong track record of advising motorway and trunk road service area operators, having continuously acted for leading companies operating in the […]

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