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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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News: 16 JUNE 2021

A&O advising American Tower on its long-term strategic partnership with Allianz

Allen & Overy is advising American Tower Corporation (American Tower) on the acquisition of a 10% stake in ATC Europe, American Tower’s European platform, by Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of…

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 09 JUNE 2021

Propel: "Secure first, then ride." V2X technology and enhancing the safety of self-driving vehicles

New York partner Paul Keller interviews Jaeson Yoo, Chief Strategy Officer of Autocrypt, a leading V2X provider that offers services and solutions to secure communication lines between connected and…

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Publications: 27 MAY 2021

Hitachi Metals: Essential Patents Recognised as Essential Facility in China

On 23 April 2021, the Ningbo Intermediate Court handed down the long-awaited decision in Ningbo Ketian Magnet Co., Ltd. v. Hitachi Metals, Ltd. 

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Legal ramifications in asset finance

Financiers, lessees, borrowers and sponsors in the asset finance sector are feeling the detrimental impact of Covid-19 on their business. This note examines some of the legal issues faced by the…

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