Press Releases / Transport

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised and represented Rolf Group, the biggest Russian car dealer, which completed the deal contemplating its business consolidation with Pelican-Auto group. The parties’ representatives officially announced the merger of Pelican-Auto and Rolf Group on 2 March at a joint press-conference. They […]

The Competition and Antitrust team of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has won a billion rouble litigation for Freight One, which, together with other railway operators, Russian Railways and the authorities of the Kemerovo Region, was accused by the antimonopoly body of signing an anticompetitive agreement […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised long-standing client Balfour Beatty on the disposal of its UK  rail manufacturing business to Progress Rail Services UK Limited, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. The deal is due to complete in early May 2011. Balfour Beatty’s UK trackwork business manufactures switches, crossings and other related railway products […]

BLP has acted for China-based companies PCM/Nexteer and AVIC Auto on the international merger control aspects of AVIC’s acquisition of PCM/Nexteer.  BLP’s groundbreaking work on this matter led to the first-ever merger notification to, and unconditional clearance by, the European Commission of a transaction involving the acquisition of a Chinese company by another Chinese company. […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recently advised long standing client Mid Europa Partners (Mid Europa), on the acquisition of a 49.05% stake in leading Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) road freight transport company Waberer’s Holding Zrt. Announced yesterday (24 March 2011), this is the fourth deal BLP has advised Mid Europa on since […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised new client Pacific Century Motors (PCM), on the international merger control aspects of its acquisition of steering systems manufacturer, Nexteer Automotive, from General Motors. This deal represents the single largest Chinese investment in the global automotive supplier industry and was hailed by the Wall Street Journal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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