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Transport: Rail

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What the team is known for

Well-respected firm known for its expertise in rolling stock, franchising and infrastructure matters. Frequently sought after by a range of public and private sector clients for representation in some of the largest deals in the market. Also recognised for its considerable strengths in rail regulatory matters.

Strengths

A commentator says: "They are strong operators and a pleasure to deal with."

Another adds: "They deliver very high-quality work, have an ability to work to tight deadlines and provide robust advice."

Work highlights

Successfully defended the Department for Transport in relation to a challenge brought by Stagecoach against the Secretary of State for Transport following the decision to disqualify Stagecoach from rail franchise competitions.

Represented the Department for Transport in relation to the £1.4 billion Thameslink rolling stock project.

Acted for Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive in relation to the MetroFutures project advising on the procurement of new rolling stock, new depot facilities and the associated long-term maintenance arrangements.

Notable practitioners

Robert Smith has notable expertise in rail rolling stock including procurement, maintenance and contractual disputes. He also has experience advising on franchising matters.
"He is a fine lawyer, very bright and pleasant to deal with." "Robert is incredibly pragmatic."

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Transport: Rail

DLA Piper LLP

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160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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Robert Smith
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