Keith Wilson joins law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner


BLP has appointed Keith Wilson as equity partner in the asset finance team

Keith Wilson has been appointed as an equity partner in the asset fiinance team of law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, the team is headed by rail specialist Russell Clifford.

who was previously head of finance at Paul Hastings in London,
has over 20 years’ international experience in both London
and Hong Kong as a finance lawyer. He was
previously an equity partner with Lovells.

Keith is described as having ‘great technical expertise’ and being a ‘key figure’ in the sector. He has undertaken a wide range of large scale transactions including working with a core investor on the equity launch investment in Air Lease Corporation, also wotking with Addax Petroleum Services on oil reserves based financing. Keith has also acted for Texaco/Chevron, Xerox and the Austrian Erste Group Bank for over ten years.

The BLP Financing department has been growing under the direction of Matthew Kellett and now includes 38 partners who serve all the major clearing banks, a number of investment banks as well as numerous other debt providers and market participants.

Matthew Kellett said ” Our exisiting expertise gives us a commanding position in the market as we look at shaping the strategy for the department going forward. Our people are a key resource and securing Keith is a big boost to the finance group and more specifically the asset finance team who already have a growing client list accross the transport sector. Keith’s global perspective is an added benefit as we wil continue to invest in our international finance offering, particularly in emerging markets.”

Keith Wilson said “I am enthused about joining BLP, Matthew’s ambition is contagious and I am looking forward  to working with asset finance team both in the UK and internationally. At BLP, I will alos be able to ccall on leading experts in private equity, funds, financial services regulation, tax and real estate, which will greatly assist clients.”