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Herbert Smith Freehills

Transport: Rail

1 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Prominent team of rail specialists known for their advice on major projects and infrastructure matters. Offers clients significant capability in franchising competition and mobilisation matters. Also excels in cross-border rail matters. Additional expertise in the development of real estate relating to the rail market.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are trusted advisers - commercial and strategic in their approach."

Sources say: "They have a good depth of practice."

Work highlights

Advised London North Eastern Railway in relation to the introduction of the new Azuma trains.

Advised Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions on the MidCo financing for the bid by Dalmore Capital and Equitix for an interest in Agility Trains East.

Notable practitioners

John Williams has a wealth of experience in the railway sector. He has extensive experience advising on rolling stock procurement and franchising bids. He is additionally experienced in assisting clients with infrastructure projects.
"John Williams has a very deep understanding of the rail industry. He is pragmatic and commercial and very alive to stakeholder relationships and strategy."

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Transport: Rail


John Williams
Band 3