Our award-winning team is led by partners who all have deep industry knowledge and expertise across a range of jurisdictions.
We advise on both single-jurisdiction and cross-border financings including complex loan financing transactions, leasing transactions, and portfolio transactions. We are acknowledged market leaders for advice on the development of new and innovative financing structures for the global rail sector and are the "go to" counsel for an impressive group of leading clients.
We regularly host top table dinners, conferences, seminars and forums which facilitate discussion within the industry and regularly contribute to industry press.
Our team works with a network of international counsel who are experts in the rail sector to deliver specialist advice around the world.
Advising a significant number of financiers on their entry into the rolling stock leasing market, ranging from initial sector legal due diligence to portfolio acquisitions and financings.
Advising a wide range of financiers on their bids to procure, finance and lease rolling stock, both for new-build fleets as well as existing fleets, including advising a bidder for the world's largest rolling stock project to date – the £5bn+ PPP project to provide 3,600 vehicles to PRASA in South Africa.
Advising on the development of innovative financing solutions, including structures involving:
- transport authority usage undertakings,
- operating lease financings, and
- bond financings.
Advising on the financing and leasing of new rolling stock supported by public lending institutions including the European Investment Bank.
Advising on the financing of major upgrades and modifications to existing fleets of rolling stock.
Advising financiers on all regulatory, financing and leasing aspects of the development and purchase of maintenance depots.
Advising on the financing of infrastructure enhancements, ranging from signalling equipment to revenue management equipment.
"They're very commercially astute and have made the effort to understand our business."
Chambers UK 2015