Press Releases / UK

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) advised AIM-quoted Panmure Gordon & Co. plc (Panmure) on the placing of 72,000,000 shares with BlueGem LP (BlueGem), through its subsidiary BlueGem Water Holding BV, and an institutional investor. The placing raised £17.3m for Panmure Gordon. Following the placing, BlueGem will own approximately 40.3 percent of Panmure’s enlarged share capital. The […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today that six senior associates and one associate director (AD) have been promoted to partnership. Three senior associates and one knowledge development lawyer (KDL) have also been promoted to the position of associate director. The new partners are: Sunita Chawla (Real Estate) Scott Dickson (Finance – Projects) Vicky Fowler (AD) […]

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 […]

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