The rail sector has seen significant change over recent years.
This includes the liberalisation and reorganisation of the rail industry in a number of key jurisdictions, the development of high speed rail links, the need for new rolling stock and the growth of light rail projects.
Allen & Overy has a first rate Rail practice, which has extensive experience advising on pioneering and complex rail transactions globally. With a thorough knowledge of trends and developments in the market, our team of rail experts are continuously involved in every aspect of this changing industry.
Acting for rolling stock companies, lessors, project sponsors, financiers, train operating companies, regulatory bodies, manufacturers, investors and government authorities, the practice covers rail from every perspective and brings a measured and commercial approach to the sector.
We are one of the few firms capable of advising our clients across the whole range of rail transaction types and are unique in being able to advise in each of these product areas with the same depth of expertise. This breadth of expertise, when coupled with the commercial approach we take to transactions, ensures we are able to provide our clients with one of the most experienced rail teams operating in the market.
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