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Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Transport: Rail

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What the team is known for

Strong practice frequently sought out for its expertise in rail-related infrastructure matters. Also adept at advising on rolling stock and franchising concerns. Clients include train operators, suppliers and public sector bodies.

Strengths

One client notes: "Addleshaw Goddard provide excellent advice."

Work highlights

Advised VTG Rail on the manufacture and supply contracts for wagon bodies and bogies for over 100 new three-platform articulated 'Ecofret 2' rail wagons for carrying shipping containers on the UK rail system.

Advised Eversholt Rail on the rolling stock implications of the Department for Transport's Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements, and the consequences for the leasing arrangements of Eversholt Rail's affected rolling stock portfolio.

Acted for HS2 in a challenge to its procurement of a construction partner for the design and delivery of Old Oak Common station.

Notable practitioners

Clive Smith is regarded as an expert on rolling stock matters. He has significant experience advising clients on the procurement, financing and maintenance of rolling stock.
"Clive Smith is phenomenal technically." "His drafting is exemplary. He anticipates issues and finds creative and pragmatic solutions for them."

Paul Hirst is head of the transport sector group at the firm. He has established an excellent reputation in the market for his expertise in rolling stock procurement and franchising. He also has extensive experience advising on rail infrastructure projects.
"Paul has a very good reputation for rolling stock financing." "He is a rail expert and really great on rolling stock." "Paul is collaborative and his knowledge is outstanding."

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Transport: Rail

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

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Location

Milton Gate

60 Chiswell Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1Y 4AG

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Transport: Rail


Clive Smith
Band 2
Paul Hirst
Band 1