Press Releases / BLP Press Releases

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Coal International Plc (Coal) in connection with the recommended acquisition by Cambrian Mining Plc (Cambrian) of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Coal (not already owned by Cambrian or its wholly owned subsidiary, Cambrian Investment Holdings Ltd).  The deal, which gives Coal shareholders […]

BLP advised the Luxembourg based Central European Industrial Fund (CEIF) in relation to the €225,000,000 refinancing of its portfolio of industrial/warehouse assets across Hungary, Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic. Hypo Real Estate Bank International provided the refinancing facility. BLP has advised the Fund on its debt funding since its creation in 2005 and is […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised Axia NetMedia Corporation (Axia) as lead member in (i) establishing OpenNet, a consortium made up of Canada’s Axia (30%), Singapore Telecommunications Limited (30%), Singapore Press Holdings Limited (25%) and Singapore Power subsidiary SP Telecommunications Pte Ltd (15%); and (ii) in OpenNet’s bid to design, build and operate the passive […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) represented Diligenta Limited, the UK subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services Limited specialising in business process outsourcing (BPO) in the life and pensions sector, on its £100m contract with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (UK) Limited (SLF UK) which is set to commence in May. Diligenta’s appointment was a strategically […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has won AIM Lawyer of the Year at the 2008 Growth Company Investor Awards.  BLP beat off stiff competition from other leading law firms including Eversheds, Hammonds, DLA Piper, Fasken Martineau Stringer Saul and Jones Day. The AIM market has been one of most successful in the world, attracting more than […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today that thirteen people have been promoted to its recently created position of Associate Director, bringing the total number to 25. The record number of promotions to the role, which includes three professional support lawyers (PSLs), reflects continuing growth in all key areas and the strength of the firm’s career […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised UKAEA Limited on the negotiation of interim nuclear decommissioning contracts with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), at the Dounreay and Harwell/Winfrith nuclear sites.  The NDA was set up by Government to take strategic responsibility for the UK’s civil nuclear legacy.  As part of that objective the NDA is opening up […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Patron Capital Partners (Patron), on its  acquisition of a 29% stake in Powerleague Group Plc (Powerleague), valuing the transaction at approximately £23m.  Powerleague, an AIM listed company, is the UK’s leading operator of 5-a-side football centres. Patron represents approximately €1.6bn of capital across several funds which invest in […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today that five associates have been promoted to partnership in its London office, increasing the number of partners at the firm to 180. The promotions reflect continuing growth in all key areas and the strength of the firm’s career development approaches. The new partners include: Vanessa Barnett (Business and Technology […]

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