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James Knox, one of the UK’s most highly regarded real estate lawyers, is to join the Real Estate practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as a senior equity partner. James, who joins from Linklaters, has a wealth of multi-disciplinary experience within the real estate market, both nationally and internationally. He has been involved in a […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Mid Europa Partners (“Mid Europa”) on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Energy 21, the largest Czech-based independent developer and operator of solar power in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).  The deal was announced yesterday (13 May 2010) and is subject to customary closing conditions.  Mid […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised 3663, the leading food logistics operator, on a major IT outsourcing arrangement with Fujitsu Services Limited (Fujitsu).  The deal will involve Fujitsu, over a long term period, providing a scalable and flexible solution to the delivery of 3663’s IT services. The BLP team was led by Senior Associate Usman […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner has advised the Welcome Break Group – the UK’s second largest motorway service station operator – on the acquisition of the Peartree Service Area, Oxford. This acquisition will see Welcome Break move away from their typical motorway-side location in order to launch at the Oxford Interchange A-road. Once up and running, the […]

Borrowers are under huge strain to navigate the complications of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) structures when putting forward requests or restructuring proposals, warned a senior legal expert at the IMN European Distressed Real Estate Forum in London today (25 March 2010). “In the early days of 2006-2007, many borrowers were lured by attractive rates, very […]

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 […]

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