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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ST ANN'S WHARF, 112 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
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Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
61191 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
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Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

David Rewcastle

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9245
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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner and Head of the transport sector, specialising in transport; railway franchising; railway-related projects.

Career

Qualified Herbert Smith 1994; partner, Dickinson Dees 2001; partner and head of transport sector, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Education

Manchester University.


London: Transport

Rail

Within: Leading individuals

David Rewcastle - Bond Dickinson LLP

Within: Rail

Bond Dickinson LLP is a ‘close-knit, stable team which very much knows what it is doing’; it ‘provides sensible, pragmatic and easy-to-understand advice quickly’. It is experienced across rolling stock procurement and contracts, rail franchise bids, IT contracts, and also handles light rail mandates. Department head David Rewcastle provides a ‘well-rounded service’ and regularly leads on rail franchise bids and rolling stock procurements. Paul Coleman is ‘exceptional’ and specialises in rolling stock and infrastructure, and ‘pragmatic operatorKevin Bell handles franchising mandates. Managing associates Will Bonas and David Millard, who was recently promoted, are also recommended.

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North: Transport

Transport and shipping

Within: Leading individuals

David Rewcastle - Bond Dickinson LLP

Within: Transport and shipping

According to some, Bond Dickinson LLP sits at ‘the top of the class nationally’ and has a ‘truly exceptional reputation in the rail industry’, which is reflected in a client base that includes Network Rail, Southeastern and London Midland. ‘Hardworking’ practice head David Rewcastle has ‘an extraordinary amount of knowledge and a level of consistency that is unmatched’; in a recent highlight, he advised Govia on all elements of its bid for the West Midlands rail franchise and also assisted Govia Thameslink Railway with the procurement of rolling stock to be used on routes into Moorgate station. Paul Coleman is recommended for his ‘in-depth expertise in rolling stock procurement’ and advised Abellio East Anglia on the £870m purchase of 665 train carriages from Bombardier. He also handled the rolling stock elements of Abellio’s bid for the Northern rail franchise. Kevin Bell specialises in rail franchising work; he recently assisted Transdev with its bid to operate the Greater Manchester Metrolink. Other areas of expertise include rail-related IT contracts, rolling stock contracts and light rail issues.

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