Press Releases / UK

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (7 January 2016) released its annual International Arbitration survey, this year focusing on the role of tribunal secretaries in international commercial arbitration. The report, which had respondents from across Africa, APAC, Europe, the Middle East and both North and South America, looked at a number of […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel (BFCM) alongside De Pardieu Brocas Maffei on the acquisition of GE’s Equipment Finance and Receivable Finance businesses in France and Germany which have combined net earnings assets of over $10 billion following a competitive auction process. GE Capital’s Commercial Lending and […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised an investment consortium made up of opportunistic funds managed by Blackstone, TPG Special Situations Partners (TSSP) and CarVal Investors (CarVal)  on the acquisition of a portfolio of first lien mortgage loans from GE’s UK Home lending business.  The loans have a face value of £3.8 billion […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (12 November 2015) announced its intention to open its first office in Myanmar and the appointment of Partner Chris Hughes, former Managing Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Yangon office, to lead this expansion. Once established, this will be the Firm’s 14th office in its 12th country […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Barclays Bank PLC and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC on a brand new secured term loan and revolving credit facility of up to £100m for Restore Plc. Alongside £32m of funds raised from placing led by Cenkos, the main purpose of this facility is to […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has acted for Aviva Investors on the sale of a 50% stake in a central London portfolio to PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. The initial portfolio comprises a mix of both stabilised income-generating assets and development opportunities in both the City and West End […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Tesco on the sale of fourteen development sites across London, the South East and Bath for £250m. Spenhill, Tesco’s property development subsidiary, sold the sites, suitable for mixed-use and residential development, to a fund and clients advised by Meyer Bergman. Completion has been reached on eleven […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Golden Square Energy (GSE), a joint venture between Ingenious Clean Energy and AGR Renewables, on the long term refinancing of a portfolio of 18 single turbine onshore wind projects. BLP advised GSE on the full suite of debt and security documents as well as providing certificates […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised on the pre-let of the entire office space at Four Pancras Square, King’s Cross to Universal Music, the world’s leading music company. BLP was instructed by King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership led by Argent as the development/asset manager for the King’s Cross estate. Universal Music will […]

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