Press Releases / Leisure, Sport & Hospitality

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) revealed today that it has completed five significant hotel transactions – worth a total of over £1bn in the hotel sector over the last quarter. With activity levels still comparatively subdued across the property market since the start of the financial crisis in 2007, particularly for development, the firm […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Barclays on its sponsorship deal for London’s cycle hire scheme and cycle superhighways. Set to launch on 30 July, and supported by keen cyclist Boris Johnson, the cycle hire scheme is a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys in and around central London, and will be known […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Magenta Partners LLP (Magenta) and others on their investment in Pure Gym Limited, a recently established chain of budget health clubs in England and Scotland. Magenta is a private equity fund headed up by Tom Matthews and Chase Emson, who were both formerly of MidOcean Partners. Its principal founder […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised Playtech Limited, the leading provider of software to the remote and land based gambling industry, on its acquisition of the business and assets of Virtue Fusion Limited (VF), the leading developer and licensor of online bingo products. The consideration for the acquisition, which completed on 13 February 2010, comprises […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised Playtech Limited, the leading provider of software to the remote and land based gambling industry, on its acquisition of Gaming Technology Solutions Limited (GTS), a rapidly growing gaming software business and one of the largest game aggregators in the industry. The consideration for the acquisition, which completed on 7 […]

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 […]

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