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Allen & Overy LLP

Transport: Rail

1 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Prominent team working on high-profile domestic and international rail-related deals and projects. Particular expertise dealing with significant rolling stock and infrastructure matters. Widely recognised for its work with financiers on new and refinanced loan facilities serving the sector.

Strengths

One client says: "They are experienced in the rail industry and are always commercial and responsive."

Work highlights

Advised AIP Management on its acquisition of a 30% equity stake in Agility Trains East, a rolling stock fleet of 65 Hitachi Class 800/801 Intercity Express trains.

Advised the bank lenders and fixed-rate noteholders to Angel Trains on the establishment of an SPV financing to fund the purchase of 665 new Bombardier Aventra vehicles, which are leased to Abellio.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Bevan is considered a leading expert in rail infrastructure and rolling stock matters. He primarily advises lenders and sponsors on high-profile acquisitions, divestments and refinancings.
"He has a really expert knowledge of the rail industry and lots of experience. He's seen it all before, so there's not a problem he can't solve."

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Jonathan Bevan
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