Matthew Hanslip-Ward > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy, Transport and Infrastructure


Matthew is a specialist in transport, and a recognised leader in the field. He has nearly 20 years experience in the sector and has been involved in a range of projects across the world. He has particular expertise in the rail industry, infrastructure project development and economic regulation.

He is legacy co-Head of the London Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Department.


Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 1987, MA, English (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Rail

The first-rate team at Dentons advises on all aspects of the rail industry from passenger and freight to infrastructure development and operations. It also excels in light rail and trams as well as regularly advising on a whole host of other issues from franchises and concessions, stock procurement and maintenance to financing, technology and safety matters. It fields a large UK rail team that has a national coverage with significant international capabilities. Matthew Hanslip-Ward heads the team – he has continued to lead on various matters in the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic affecting the UK passenger industry and has been involved in several highly strategic projects. Christopher McGee-Osborne also plays a pivotal role in the department while Mark Macaulay is adept at advising on major infrastructure contracts. Counsel Martin Watt has particular expertise in rolling stock matters and senior associate Jonathan Smith’s work spans franchising, concessions and rolling stock.