Paul Carrington > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
10 UPPER BANK STREET
LONDON
E14 5JJ
England

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Rail

(Leading individuals)

Paul CarringtonClifford Chance LLP

With Paul Carrington at the helm at Clifford Chance LLP the rail team has consistently acted on the UK’s market leading rail projects over the last 30 years. It has an in-depth understanding of the rail industry and works on behalf of major rail infrastructure bodies, rail sector financiers and manufacturers as well as rail operators. It also works alongside its excellent construction and infrastructure teams on a range of complex rail projects and construction contracts and it is adept at handling complicated franchising matters and rolling stock procurements. Carrington also has extensive experience in structured finance and corporate restructuring work in the rail sector. Michael Pearson advises on major rail projects in the UK and internationally. Ranbir Hunjan specialises in asset financing, leasing and banking in the rail sector. Alain Dodds and Dominic Watts are other significant members of the team.

London > Finance > Transport finance and leasing

Clifford Chance LLP ‘s recently appointed London practice head, Oliver Hipperson, is able to draw from a ‘massive body of historical work’ according to one client and is well versed at handling a wide range of new money and restructuring work in both the aviation and shipping fields. He also has particular expertise advising on secondary debt trading matters (including loan portfolio sale transactions).  ‘Absolute star’ William Glaister heads the global asset finance group and is aided by the firm’s ‘unparalleled geographic coverage with asset focused lawyers in most key jurisdictions’. The five-partner team is well equipped to handle the most complex asset finance mandates, irrespective of geographical location. Although it is active across the asset classes, aviation work remains the key driver, an area in which the firm has ‘superb market understanding’ and an ability to advise on many of the most cutting-edge finance deals, aided in part by its ability to leverage the firm’s broader banking and capital markets expertise. ‘Meticulous with details whilst still able to retain a commercial focus and ensure that the deal gets done’, Richard Evans is a popular choice among borrowers and lenders across a range of finance and leasing structures in the aviation sector. Other key individuals include Paul Carrington, whose varied aviation practice (including work for lessors, airlines and banks) sits alongside his role as head of the rail group, and Ranbir Hunjan, who has an excellent reputation advising banks on aviation and rail finance transactions.