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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Tesco, which has been a major client of the firm for over 30 years, on the latest Commercial Mortgage Backed Security (CMBS) issue in its £5bn programme of sales and leasebacks. The £958.45m transaction – described by the Estates Gazette as the largest securitised bond issuance in Europe since 2007 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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