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Tom Johnson

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London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

With 20 partners primarily focused on asset finance transactions out of London and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners in key jurisdictions including Greece, Singapore, the US and the Middle East, the 'dedicated, responsive and deal-oriented' team at Norton Rose Fulbright has the critical mass and bandwidth to handle a tremendous volume of deals, from the relatively commoditised to the highly structured and complex. The 'experienced and dedicatedSimon Hartley is appreciated by shipping clients for his 'ability to handle complex and difficult situations in a calm and pragmatic fashion'. Hartley recently advised Société Générale, as facility agent, on the French ECA-supported €1.3bn financing to facilitate the acquisition of two Vista class cruise vessels to be constructed by STX France for MSC Cruises. On the aviation front, the 'client focused' and 'very commercial' Duncan Batchelor is 'always willing to go the extra mile to assist'. Recent work highlights for Batchelor include his representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan on the first Aircraft Finance Insurance Conortium (AFIC) insured aircraft finance transaction for a new aircraft delivery to KAL. 'Very well-known in the market', Tom Johnson has significant rail finance experience, both domestically and abroad; he recently acted for John Laing Infrastructure Fund  on its acquisition of an additional stake in the equity (following on from its previous investment in rail rolling stock) of Rail Investments (Great Western). Other recommended practitioners include the 'experienced and creativeEleanor Martin, for her work in the offshore sector; shipping finance experts Simon Lew and Harry Theochari; and Owen Mulholland and senior associate Will Alete, for aviation finance. Other clients include Lloyds Bank, UniCredit, LOT Polish Airlines and Eversholt Rail.

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London: Transport

Rail

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Johnson - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Within: Rail

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 'knowledgeable' multi-disciplinary team is active across a range of rail sector mandates including franchising and concessions, rolling stock, projects and infrastructure, planning, finance, environmental law, health and safety; IP, technology, competition, tax, dispute resolution, regulation, real estate and construction. It advised The Go-Ahead Group on the successful issuance of a seven year £250m guaranteed bond; and advised Eversholt on its bid to finance new rolling stock for Arriva in connection with its bid to operate the Wales and Borders franchise. Internationally, the London team is assisting colleagues in Canada in advising the City of Ottawa on the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. The ‘experiencedTom Johnson leads the team, which includes Donald Warnock, who is experienced in infrastructure projects; the ‘brilliantAndrew Buisson; of counsel Louise Auty, who handles rail sector finance matters; and senior associate Andrew Williams.

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