Whether you need support for your most ambitious international investment to date or help with a simple transaction in a foreign country, we can lead, or recommend, a team who will deliver exceptional results.
We have offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Moscow, Paris, Singapore and Tel Aviv. Clients also benefit from cross-office dedicated Africa and India groups.
Our international reach is extended through a network of over 100 market leading 'preferred firms' throughout the world, as well as our Asia Network Firms in Indonesia and Myanmar.
We advised Engine Lease Finance on the acquisition of 47 aircraft engines from Macquarie Bank Limited and subsidiaries within the Macquarie Engines business. This deal, which touched South Korea, Canada, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, France, Hong Kong, South Africa, Netherlands, Australia, Greece, USA, Turkey and Germany, was awarded Engines Deal of the Year 2011 by Air Finance Journal..
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the landmark deals of the era”, BLP advised Pacific Century Motors (PCM) and E-Town, the investment arm of the Beijing Government, on the international merger control aspects of their acquisition of steering systems manufacturer Nexteer Automotive from General Motors. At the point of execution, the deal stood as the single largest Chinese investment in the global automotive supplier industry. PCM’s business development leader Wu Zhou publicly thanked BLP’s antitrust team for “their excellent advice and hard work throughout this successful deal.”
We advised Panoro Energy, a Norwegian-based business, on the sale of its interests in three offshore oil and gas exploration concessions in Brazil. Panoro and its Canadian co-venturer Brasoil farmed out their interests to Vanco Energy, a Houston-based, Russian-owned company. The transaction was delivered by BLP’s projects and finance experts in conjunction with preferred firms in three continents.
We advised Hellenic Petroleum, Greece’s largest oil and gas company, on the successful auction of part of their interest in the West Obayed oil and gas concession in Egypt to Vegas Oil and Gas
BLP acted for Barclays Capital on its €7m lending to Grupo Lar, one of the largest Spanish property investment companies, on its acquisition of a portfolio of German residential properties.
We advised Long Haul Holdings and PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk on the US$1bn sale of part of the Bakrie Group interest in London-listed Bumi plc to Borneo Lumbung Energy and Metal.
BLP advised the management of Kwik Fit on the sale of the UK’s largest tyre retailer to Japanese conglomerate, ITOCHU Corporation, for £637m. BLP fielded a cross-office, cross-practice team to provide corporate finance, real estate, private equity, tax and employee share scheme advice.
Our Singapore office advised Standard Chartered Bank in relation to a structured financing of a fleet of vessels for a Korean shipping company, which included commercial financing. The complex cross-border deal, worth US$300m, is a significant development for the bank in its relationship with a new Asian shipping client, and relied upon the combined expertise of BLP’s Tax and Asset Finance teams.
BLP advised Hals-Development on the structuring of its project finance with VTB Bank for the development of Plot 11, Moscow City International Business Center, a 230,000 square metre hotel complex and transportation hub. The project required us to co-ordinate advice across legal teams in six different jurisdictions.
We helped National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, to complete one of the largest IT outsourcing projects of the last few years. The global project, which encompassed arrangements to a total value of approximately £1bn, transformed the client’s information systems approach in the UK and US. We provided legal advice that overcame commercial and operational challenges to help outsource data centre services, software development and maintenance, managed print, collaboration and email plus an innovative “service management integrator” service.