Press Releases / Real Estate Industry

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 […]

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 […]

UK-French cooperation by law firms help seal deal for National Pension Scheme of Korea LEADING law firms Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei have advised the world’s fifth largest pension scheme on a €230 million acquisition of a French retail development in a complex international deal. They acted for Rockspring Property Investment […]

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 […]

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 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”) acted for DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (“Deka”) in relation to £26m of acquisition finance being provided to Pramerica Real Estate Investors Europe, a subsidiary of the US institutional investor Pramerica, towards the purchase of 11 Pilgrim Street, EC4, London. The 100,000sq ft office buildings, previously owned by UBS Global Asset Management, is […]

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