Press Releases / Leisure, Sport & Hospitality

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 appointed Graham Shear, a leading commercial litigator, as a partner within its litigation and dispute resolution team. Graham has over 22 years experience as a commercial litigator both in the UK and internationally. His experience is far reaching and includes contractual and shareholder disputes plus specialist rights protection. He is […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised new client GfK Retail and Technology (UK) Limited and its parent company GfK SE, a German company listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, on the purchase of the entire share capital of Ascent Market Intelligence Limited (a UK private limited company). The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Atletico Nordic B.V. and Expekt.com Company Ltd on the sale of the business and related assets of Expekt.com, a major European online sports-betting and gaming operator.  Expekt was founded in 1999 and generates revenue from over 20 countries, with particular strengths in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.  The purchaser of […]

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) recently advised Mid Europa Partners (MEP) on the completion of an acquisition of an additional stake in the Falcon Group.  MEP, the leading private equity player in Central and Eastern Europe, acquired the interest of its consortium partner Lehman Brothers, increasing its interest in the Falcon Group to almost 75%.  Falcon […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner demonstrated a commitment to India yesterday, with a reception to celebrate the festival of Diwali, which was attended by more than 100 high profile guests.  Farokh Engineer, the flamboyant former Indian and Lancashire wicket-keeper and batsman, was the Guest of Honour at the new Mint Leaf Lounge in the City of London. […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, a leading online gambling software provider, on its placing to raise £112m for the purposes of financing future acquisitions. Playtech is a longstanding client of BLP which also acted on Playtech’s £548.3m flotation on AIM in March 2006, one of the largest AIM IPOs at that […]

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