Contact details

Tammy Samuel

T: +44 20 7809 2227 M: +44 7766 991 053 Email Tammy | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Transport: Rail UK-wide

Transport: Rail UK-wide

Rail finance law firm of the year 2019 - sixth consecutive year

Rail finance law firm of the year 2019 - sixth consecutive year

Transport law firm of the year 2018

Transport law firm of the year 2018

Tammy Samuel Partner

Contact details

Tammy Samuel

Tammy Samuel
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2227 M: +44 7766 991 053 Email Tammy | Vcard Office: London

Head of the finance practice and a leading commercial and regulatory rail expert advising on all aspects of the heavy and light rail markets both in the UK and internationally.
  • Profile
  • Sectors

Tammy works closely alongside her clients as part of the team, rolling up her sleeves to work with rolling stock manufacturers and maintainers, train operators and the public sector.

Her experience includes providing comprehensive and strategic advice on railway franchises and concessions (including in bidding and operational phases), rolling stock procurement (including manufacturing and maintenance arrangements), infrastructure development (including station and depot construction) and on regulatory matters (including the development of new regulatory frameworks).

Tammy's projects have included advising bidders in all rounds of franchising and concessioning in the UK and concessions overseas. She advises on the most high profile rolling stock procurements.

The rail team at Stephenson Harwood is at the forefront of the industry, writing numerous articles, presenting seminars and hosting industry dinners. 

"Tammy Samuel brings strength, depth and insight into complex matters and provides commercially sound advice"
Chambers UK 2017

  • Rail

Franchising and concessions

Leading lawyer advising bidders in all rounds of franchising and concessioning. This includes bids for East Coast, West Coast, Northern, Great Western, Southern, ScotRail, CrossCountry, East Anglia Docklands Light Railway and London Overground. Also advising on a number of direct award contracts, as well as changes of control of rail franchises.

Rolling stock procurement

High profile rolling stock procurement is a key strength. Acting for manufacturers or financiers including on Arriva Northern, TPE, Wales & Borders, Caledonian Sleepers, Javelins, Thameslink,  IEP, DLR, Merseyrail, South West Trains, TSGN, Moorgate, West Coast, Great Western, West Midlands, NTFL, JNAT and Northern Rail as well as PRASA in South Africa. Also advising on procurement challenges for rolling stock contracts.

Regulation

Working alongside clients in their strategic rail regulation issues. Advising on all elements of rail regulation including the design and implementation of regulatory and charging frameworks (in the UK and internationally).

Light rail

Advising 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.

Infrastructure development

Leading teams advising on the development and financing of rail infrastructure, including stations, depots, network and rail manufacturing and assembly facilities.

Operational advice

Part of the internal team helping operators and manufacturers in the operational phase of their contracts, including on contract interpretation, disputes, supply chain arrangements and property transactions for clients such as CAF, Northern Rail, Greater Anglia and Trenitalia C2C.

Competition

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.

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Awards

Transport: Rail UK-wide

Transport: Rail UK-wide

Rail finance law firm of the year 2019 - sixth consecutive year

Rail finance law firm of the year 2019 - sixth consecutive year

Transport law firm of the year 2018

Transport law firm of the year 2018

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