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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. 

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News: 01 MAY 2020

Allen & Overy advises Flight Centre Travel Group on AUD200 million of bilateral facilities

Allen & Overy has advised Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (Flight Centre), Australia’s largest travel agent, in respect of an additional AUD200 million of bilateral facilities, with the loan…

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Publications: 27 APRIL 2020

English law aircraft lease valid despite alleged breaches of foreign procurement laws

The claimant aircraft lessor succeeded in its damages claim under an English law governed aircraft lease agreement for non-payment of rent and other payment obligations.  The Tanzanian lessee had…

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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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New concession model introduced to monetise existing Government/SOE infrastructure assets

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

New concession model introduced to monetise existing Government/SOE infrastructure assets

On 18 February 2020, the Government introduced a new legal framework on the limited concessions scheme (LCS) in the infrastructure sector. The new rule is Presidential Regulation No. 32 of 2020 on…

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