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Norton Rose Fulbright
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Norton Rose Fulbright houses a ‘market-leading team with core strengths in the rail sector‘ and it is commended for its ‘broad industry expertise‘. The London practice, which is supported by an international network of experts, handles an extensive range of work, including franchising and concessions, rolling stock, projects, infrastructure and finance mandates; and it also offers expertise across environmental, health and safety, intellectual property, technology, dispute resolution, competition, regulation, tax and real estate matters. Clients include financiers, manufacturers, government entities and infrastructure developers. Tom Johnson, who is ‘first-rate‘, led advice for Stadler Rail on its bid to supply rolling stock for the West Coast Partnership franchise. Of counsel Louise Auty is an asset finance lawyer with in-depth rail sector expertise and recently promoted partner Susanna Rogers handles competition and regulatory matters. Esteemed practitioner Simon Gwynne joined the practice in 2019 from Hogan Lovells International LLP.

London > Finance > Transport finance & leasing

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Benefiting from an ‘unquestionably deep sector knowledge, coupled with a down-to-earth and practical approach‘, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s 11-partner team has the critical mass to handle a tremendous volume and range of mandates across all transportation asset classes. Aided by offices in key strategic locations, including Singapore and Greece, the firm remains a ‘powerhouse‘ in the maritime sector, where the ‘brilliant‘ Simon Hartley has an excellent practice; particularly within the cruise ship space (for both owners and lenders) as exemplified by his recent work for Société Générale on the €2.6bn French ECA-supported receivable purchase and post-delivery financings to acquire three cruise vessels for MSC Cruises. Team head Harry Theochari has vast knowledge and experience of financings within the maritime sector (he has been particularly focused of late on acting for new fund entrants into the market), and Eleanor Martin excels at work in the offshore sector. Duncan Batchelor and Simon Chamberlain are two of the primary practitioners within the aviation finance sub-group, which is noted for its ‘business-oriented approach and knowledge of market standards‘. On the rail front, Tom Johnson is a ‘very fine practitioner‘ whose broad client base encompasses train operating companies, government entities, financiers and rolling stock owning companies, while the team recently secure a major boost with the hire of highly rated rail finance specialist Simon Gwynne from Hogan Lovells International LLP. At an associate level, Will Alete and the ‘business-oriented‘ James Collins are particularly noteworthy.