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Linklaters LLP

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London > Transport > Rail

(Leading individuals)

Fiona HobbsLinklaters LLP

The broad rail offering at Linklaters LLP draws strengths from its leading corporate, finance, real estate and regulatory expertise to advise on a range of rail mandates, such as M&A, financing, construction, real estate, franchising, rolling stock and policy issues; it has the ‘capacity to deploy teams from other areas to enhance the level of service delivered‘. Its clients range from government bodies, rolling stock companies, regulators, sponsors and lenders, to financiers. The team is commended for its ‘commercial focus, problem solving abilities; its very strong work ethic, and its highly professional and knowledgeable approach‘. Its international expertise is evidenced by its lead role in advising the lenders on the $2.73bn project financing for the $4bn construction, refurbishment and operation of a 912km railway line through Mozambique and Malawi. Fiona Hobbs has a ‘wealth of experience in the rail sector‘ and Charlotte Morgan is noted for her infrastructure expertise, while Stuart Rowson handles finance mandates in the sector.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Linklaters LLP is well known for acting for numerous international oil and gas companies and leading lenders and sponsors, including financial institutions, wealth funds and private equity houses, on their M&A, development and financings of oil and gas assets, from exploration blocks to oil storage facilities and refineries. A varied client roster including majors such as Eni, BP, Total, Gazprom, Essar and Rosneft continues to appoint the full-service team, led by Fiona Hobbs and Daniel Tyrer, to advise across the full spectrum of the oil and gas sector. In recent highlights, the group assisted LetterOne Holdings with the $21bn merger of its oil and gas subsidiary DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG with Wintershall Holding GmbH. Ilia Ditiatev has extensive experience in projects in Russia and the CIS.