Franchising and concessions
Leading lawyer advising bidders in all rounds of franchising and concessioning including bids for West Coast, Scotrail, Great Western, Southern, Thameslink, Crosscountry, Essex Thameside and London Overground. Also advising on a number of direct award contracts.
Rolling stock procurement
Lead lawyer advising on the procurement, leasing and maintenance of new fleets acting for the operator, manufacturers or financiers including on the Thameslink, IEP, TSGN, Moorgate, West Coast, Great Western, Class 380s and Class 350/4s.
Working alongside clients in their strategic rail regulation issues. Advising on all elements of rail regulation including the design of regulatory and charging frameworks.
Our rail team advises on a number of light rail matters in the UK and overseas, including successful tram procurement bids for Blackpool and Birmingham trams and a bid for Moscow trams.
We work with operators and manufacturers in the operational phase of their contracts, including on contract interpretation, disputes, supply chain arrangements and property transactions.
UK and EU competition issues are at the top of the agenda in the rail industry.We advise on rail aspects of all competition filings in the UK and EU.