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UK real estate fund managers are focusing on straightforward, low risk real estate funds as investors seek more transparency and accountability in current market conditions. More exotic or complex funds are being shunned in favour of ‘stable income returns and  diminished risk’, according to Cathryn Vanderspar, a tax partner at leading City law firm Berwin […]

Two Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partners have been appointed to head up some of the most respected legal bodies for their areas of expertise. Ian De Freitas, an IP specialist, has been appointed President of the Intellectual Property Commission of Union Internationale des Avocat (UIA), and Joanna Lampert, a real estate disputes expert, has been […]

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 advised Stenham, the property fund manager, on their acquisition of four prestigious properties in London’s Mayfair. The portfolio comprises 73, 74 and 75 Grosvenor Street – three buildings interlinked with a total space of 32,700 sq ft – and 8 Bourdon Street, with a total space of 10,512 sq ft. […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) acted for St. David’s Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities Group PLC and Capital Shopping Centres PLC, in relation to a £290,000,000 term facility provided by Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG, London Branch, acting as facility agent and lender, together with DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Eurohypo AG, London Branch and Nationwide Building […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) advised Oxford Properties (“Oxford”) and UBS South East Recovery Partnership (“UBS SERF”), in the recent deal to locate Japanese investment bank Nomura at Watermark Place, EC4. The transaction is thought to be the largest ever non pre-let office leasing deal in the UK. The BLP team advised on a wide range […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised entities controlled by Daniel Harris (Chief Executive of Harvard International plc) and members of his family on the acquisition of Harvard International’s Medical Equipment Division (HMD), together with the related acquisition of a portfolio of properties from Harvard International, a distributor of consumer electronic goods in the UK and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the current management team of the Tyne & Wear Metro, on its bid to Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive, Nexus, for the Metro operating contract for 2010 to 2019. The other bidders for the contract are Deutschebahn and Serco Rail. The successful bidder will be appointed in January […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Canaccord Adams in its capacity as financial adviser to Gold Fields Metals BV (“Gold Fields”) on the recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Glencar Mining plc (“Glencar”).  The offer values the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Glencar […]

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