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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed Financial Services litigation expert Daren Allen as a partner within its core London-based Banking and Finance Litigation team. Daren was head of Financial Services at DLA Piper, and is best known for advising financial institutions and large corporations on complex regulatory and financial crime investigations, litigation […]

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 […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed private client expert Simon Michaels as a partner within its Singapore office. He will head up a new practice supporting and developing private clients based in South East Asia or investing in the region. The news follows a recent announcement that the office will double in […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Peel Media on a new ten-year agreement with the BBC to deliver production and technical services at MediaCityUK when the broadcaster opens its new northern headquarters at Salford Quays next year. The firm also advised on a joint venture between Peel Media and Satellite Information Services (SIS). The Peel and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed structured finance lawyer Lucy Oddy as a partner within its London team. Lucy will join BLP from the Clifford Chance. She has a broad range of experience of working on UK and pan-European structured finance transactions, including securitisations and covered bonds, with a focus on residential and commercial mortgage […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised listed Indian gearbox manufacturer Elecon Engineering Company (Elecon) on the English law aspects of its £18.4m acquisition of the Benzler-Radicon group of businesses from David Brown Gear Systems (David Brown).  BLP worked in conjunction with the leading Indian law firm Desai & Diwanji. This acquisition will see […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised on the English Law aspects of Toyota Tsusho Corp’s acquisition of CalEnergy Gas (Australia) Ltd. CalEnergy has a 5% stake in Australia’s offshore Otway Gas Project and stakes in some other Australian gas and oil concessions. Toyota Tsusho, the trading company of the Toyota Group, will participate in Australian gas production and […]

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