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Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised longstanding client Tesco on its acquisition of the UK’s leading movie streaming website business blinkbox. The announcement follows shortly after BLP advised on the launch of online car sales company, Tesco Cars. blinkbox offers over 9000 films and TV titles to over 2m website visitors each month […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised long-standing client Balfour Beatty on the disposal of its UK  rail manufacturing business to Progress Rail Services UK Limited, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. The deal is due to complete in early May 2011. Balfour Beatty’s UK trackwork business manufactures switches, crossings and other related railway products […]

BLP has acted for China-based companies PCM/Nexteer and AVIC Auto on the international merger control aspects of AVIC’s acquisition of PCM/Nexteer.  BLP’s groundbreaking work on this matter led to the first-ever merger notification to, and unconditional clearance by, the European Commission of a transaction involving the acquisition of a Chinese company by another Chinese company. […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Duet Real Estate Finance (Duet) on the Main Market Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its feeder fund, after advising on the establishment of the main fund in December 2009. The IPO of the feeder fund is particularly significant, because it is the only UK-listed fund focused primarily […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recently advised long standing client Mid Europa Partners (Mid Europa), on the acquisition of a 49.05% stake in leading Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) road freight transport company Waberer’s Holding Zrt. Announced yesterday (24 March 2011), this is the fourth deal BLP has advised Mid Europa on since […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, the international designer, developer and licensor of software to the online, mobile and land-based gaming industry, on its acquisition of PT Turnkey Services Limited (PTTS). The consideration for the acquisition, which is due to complete on 30 June 2011, is up to €280m comprising an initial amount […]

High profile Real Estate lawyers David Nunn and Mohammed Kamal  to join the firm’s growing MENA presence International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today announced that two of the Gulf’s most highly regarded real estate lawyers are joining its growing Abu Dhabi-based Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office, further enhancing the office’s distinctive […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised new client Pacific Century Motors (PCM), on the international merger control aspects of its acquisition of steering systems manufacturer, Nexteer Automotive, from General Motors. This deal represents the single largest Chinese investment in the global automotive supplier industry and was hailed by the Wall Street Journal […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recently advised Gateway Storage Company Limited on the sale of a 20 percent stake in the Gateway Gas Storage project to Oil & Gas facilities company Petrofac Energy Developments. This is a further significant deal where BLP has advised Gateway. When built, Gateway Storage will be one of the UK’s […]

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