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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Mills & Co is a shipping and international trade law boutique, which handles a wide range of maritime sector work leading to regular instructions from P&I clubs, H&M underwriters, shipowners, charterers, commodity traders, oil majors, freight forwarders and shipyards. Main contact Guy Mills specialises in charterparty, bill of lading and MOA disputes as well as shipbuilding and ship repairing matters, while Nicola Jeanes is best known for assisting shipyards and shipowners with contracts for ship construction, conversion and repair. Martin Dalby has extensive expertise in ship casualty work and Andreas Welz has admiralty litigation and arbitration at his core. International trade and commodities expert Neville Hopper is another key individual of the team.

Thanks the firm’s ‘deep knowledge of the franchise process’, clients consider Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP as the ‘primary adviser on train franchises in the region’. The ‘excellent’ team ‘hits well above its weight’ and is led by David Rewcastle, who ‘provides a first-class service’. Other key areas of expertise within the rail industry include the procurement of new rolling stock, IT and rolling stock contracts, and light rail matters. In a recent highlight, Rewcastle advised Govia on its bid for the West Midlands franchises. In similar work, the ‘excellentPaul Coleman, who specialises in rolling stock and infrastructure matters, assisted Govia with various rolling stock matters pertaining to its bid for the South Eastern franchise which included advice on the procurement process alongside leasing arrangements with the financier and long-term maintenance arrangements. The rail company SNCF instructed Kevin Bell to advise on its joint venture arrangements with Stagecoach and Virgin with regards to its bid for the West Coast Partnership franchise. Managing associate David Millard is another name to note. Network Rail Infrastructure is a client.

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