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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that, as of today (2 March 2009), its new office in Abu Dhabi is open for business.  Partner John Sipling, an expert in the hotel and hospitality sector, heads the office and will be assisted by a team of four associates. BLP already has a number of existing clients […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), together with Goltsblat BLP, are pleased to announce that Ian Ivory, a Corporate Finance partner in its London office, will be joining the firm’s new Russian office, Goltsblat BLP. Ian will add English law capabilities to the strong Russian legal team, which, as well as Andrey Goltsblat, includes highly ranked corporate […]

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised online bookmaker SBOBET on its sponsorship agreement with West Ham United until the end of the 2009/10 season.  SBOBET is a trading name of Celton Manx Limited, licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The lucrative deal, the terms of which are undisclosed, means that the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (19 January 2009) announced that it has joined forces with leading Russian corporate lawyer Andrey Goltsblat and a number of his partners and colleagues to form an office in Moscow called Goltsblat BLP, offering a Russian international legal service.  Andrey Goltsblat was formerly a managing partner of Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired finance experts Jayne Black and Eleanor Hunwicks as partners, taking the number of partners in the Finance team to 37.  Both Jayne and Eleanor were previously at Katten Muchin Roseman Cornish LLP.  Over the last five years, Jayne and Eleanor have combined their structured finance and real estate expertise […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Mid Europa Partners (MEP) on the completion of an acquisition of an additional stake in the Falcon Group.  MEP, the leading private equity player in Central and Eastern Europe, acquired the interest of its consortium partner Lehman Brothers, increasing its interest in the Falcon Group to almost 75%.  Falcon […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) Limited (OMAM), the London-based investment management arm and subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, a leading international financial services group, on its outsourcing contract with International Financial Data Services Limited (IFDS). The arrangement, which is set to commence in December 2008, is OMAM’s first outsourcing […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Hellenic Petroleum on the $151m (€120m) disposal of its interests in oil and gas exploration and production rights in Libya to GDF Suez. This deal demonstrates the firm’s growing expertise in Libya, which has developed as a result of BLP’s energy expertise, finance credentials and relationships with local counsel. Hellenic […]

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