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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 […]

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 Hellenic Petroleum on the US$500m (€359m) purchase of ground fuels retail and storage assets from BP Plc. The purchase (which remains subject to regulatory approvals) by Hellenic Petroleum, Greece’s largest company and biggest refiner, demonstrates Hellenic’s commitment to the Greek retail market. The deal, which includes €40m of net debt, will […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Canaccord Adams as financial adviser to KazakhGold Group Limited (“KazakhGold”) on the recommended partial offer by OJSC Polyus Gold’s subsidiary to acquire 50.1% of the issued ordinary share capital of KazakhGold.  KazakhGold is the largest gold mining company in Kazakhstan. The partial offer values the ordinary share capital of KazakhGold […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed Craig Rattray as Director – Outsourcing to join its specialist IT and business process outsourcing team. Craig, who was previously a partner at Addleshaw Goddard, and before that DLA, will be tasked with strengthening and broadening the delivery capability and BLP client base of the outsourcing team.  He specialises […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) acted for Capmark Financial Group Inc. on the disposal of its European loan administration, asset management administration and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) administration services business to Capita Group Plc (‘Capita’). The acquired companies are Capmark Services Ireland Limited, Capmark Services UK Limited and Capmark Asset Management GmbH. The companies […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is acting for Black Sea Global Properties Limited  in connection with its cash offer, announced on Friday, for Rutley European Property Limited (Rutley) at a price which represents an enterprise value of approximately £446.6m.  Black Sea Global Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rompetrol Holding SA, the Swiss holding company […]

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