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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recently completed a securitisation transaction for The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as sole arranger and lead manager of the €1,054,3890,000 issue of Mortgage Backed Floating Rate Notes due 2051 by Celtic Residential Irish Mortgage Securitisation No. 16 Limited. The deal was the latest in the Celtic series of securitisations […]

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) announced today (22 March 2010) that Matthew Kellett will join the firm as a partner.  The appointment adds strength and depth to BLP’s structured finance and tax capabilities and follows the complementary hire of derivatives partner James Duncan earlier this year. Matthew has an exemplary reputation in the market having held […]

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) recently advised Finnish plant-based food specialist company Raisio on the takeover of AIM-listed Glisten. A new company was formed specifically for the acquisition, to be jointly owned by Raisio and the Glisten management team. The acquisition values the existing issued ordinary share capital of Glisten, which manufactures cereal, fruit snack […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised Playtech Limited, the leading provider of software to the remote and land based gambling industry, on its acquisition of the business and assets of Virtue Fusion Limited (VF), the leading developer and licensor of online bingo products. The consideration for the acquisition, which completed on 13 February 2010, comprises […]

Goltsblat BLP, the Moscow office of law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is celebrating after being named International office of the Year at the 2010 Legal Business Awards on 11 February. The awards, which are some of the most prestigious in the legal calendar, were attended by almost 1,000 people. This is BLP’s first award […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today (12 February 2010) that Andrey Shpak has been recruited to lead the Goltsblat BLP tax team in Moscow.  The announcement of Andrey’s appointment coincides with the first anniversary of the launch of Goltsblat BLP, the first international Russian law firm. The new firm was created when renowned corporate lawyer […]

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