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Rail

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. 

News & insights

News: 09 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises Japanese banking syndicate on the financing of seven Airbus aircraft for Lufthansa

Allen & Overy advised two leading Japanese banks in connection with a Japanese operating lease transaction including a call option (JOLCO). The transaction serves to finance seven Airbus aircraft for Deutsche Lufthansa AG, including two A350-941 and five A320-271N aircraft. The total volume amounted to approximately USD 530 million.

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News: 06 JANUARY 2020

A&O Partner David Christensen Joins U.S. Projects Team

Christensen moves to the U.S. after 7 years in A&O’s Australian offices

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News: 18 DECEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy advises Palisade on its acquisition of Snowtown 2 Wind Farm

Allen & Overy has advised Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade) on its acquisition of the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm from Tilt Renewables.

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Silvertown tunnel

News: 26 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing of approximately GBP1 billion for Silvertown Tunnel reaches financial close

Allen & Overy has advised a consortium involving Aberdeen Standard Investments, BAM PPP PGGM, Cintra, Macquarie and SK Group in connection with the design, building, financing, maintenance and operation of the Silvertown Tunnel, a twin-bored tunnel under the River Thames between the Greenwich peninsula and Silvertown. Through the ownership by the consortium of RiverLinx Limited, Silvertown is being developed as a public-private partnership with TfL.

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