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Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm which provides the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service.

Recognised for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

The rail sector in the European Union is being transformed as the European Commission pushes ahead with the construction of an integrated European rail area. Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the few law firms able to provide the all-round service needed by the rail industry in meeting these challenges and managing the associated risks. Norton Rose Fulbright offers the benefit of our in-depth experience, gained from acting on all sides of major rail matters. Our market leading rail group has over 150 lawyers throughout Europe and globally. Our knowledge encompasses every aspect of the rail industry, allowing us to provide contracting authorities and rail operators with commercial, pragmatic and innovative advice and support.

Norton Rose Fulbright advises clients throughout the rail industry – ranging from state-owned rail entities, governments, local authorities, regulatory bodies and development contractors through to train operating companies, rolling stock owning companies, banks and financiers, lessors, rolling stock manufacturers and depot operators – on rail matters both domestically and internationally.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s deep knowledge of the rail industry is built upon:

  • An understanding of rail regulation
  • Experience advising on public procurement
  • Experience of managing large rail infrastructure projects
  • Expertise in structuring complex financing arrangements
  • Expertise in drafting franchise agreements and management contracts.

We have an in-depth knowledge of rail regulatory matters and regularly advise clients operating in the rail industry on EU procurement laws and EU state aid rules.

Infrastructure law is another of our international key strengths as a firm and we have extensive experience in rail infrastructure and PPP developments. Again, our varied client base of governments, developers and lenders has enabled us to develop a deep insight into many of the world’s leading infrastructure projects and has allowed us to build a reputation for completing complex projects within challenging deadlines. We have extensive experience of drafting and negotiating construction documents and a deep understanding of financing through private and public sector funds, financial models and the implications of revenue sharing and management.

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