Burges Salmon LLP

Asset Finance Department

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What the team is known for Bristol-based practice with experience working alongside train operating companies and financiers on a variety of rolling stock finance issues. Noted for its work on operating leases and rolling stock acquisition. Stands out for its expertise in franchising and for its advice to clients on bidding processes.

Strengths A source says: "They are knowledgeable, flexible and approachable."

Work highlights Advised Rock Rail East Midlands on the £400 million financing of new Hitachi trains for Abellio UK’s East Midlands Railway.

Notable practitioners

Brioney Thomas
is an experienced transport lawyer with expertise in rail-related asset finance. She works with clients on the procurement of rolling stock, among other matters.