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Rail and Roads

Advised an Australia engineering company on the bid for 51% of WestConnex Motorway. Due diligence on purchase opportunity including all existing equity structures, existing and future proposed concession and operating agreements, tolling and interoperability agreements, operational integration agreements, financing, equity and debt structures, and sale and purchase agreements.

Advising COSCO Shipping Lines Corporation Ltd. and Lianyunguang Port Holdings Group Ltd with respect to their proposed joint investment into the SEZ Khorgos-Eastern Gateway project, a dry port project with the national railway company of Kazakhstan.

Advising VTG AG, a publicly listed, internationally leading wagon hire and rail logistics company, on the financing of more than 5,000 freight cars in the United States.

Advised KKR, an American global investment firm, on the sale of its subsidiary European Locomotive Leasing Group to a consortium of investors.

Advised Transurban Group, one of the world's largest toll-road operators, on the interface between the AUD1 billion Cross City Tunnel and the AUD15 billion Sydney Metro City and South West project, where the new twin rail tunnels to be bored will pass less than one metre below the existing twin road tunnels which will remain operational throughout boring and station construction, including excavation of station cavern and surface access adjacent to existing twin road tunnels.

Advise an infrastructure operator and maintainer in respect of a £200m river crossing London development between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. 

Advising Mass Rapid Transit Corporation ("MRT"), a heavy rail system, on the construction of a second line for the Klang Valley MRT (“KVMRT”) project, known as the SSP Line or Line 2, in Malaysia.

Advising Mass Rapid Transit Corporation ("MRT"), a heavy rail system, on the construction and financing of the Klang Valley MRT (“KVMRT”) project Line 3. For the first time, MRT will have to finance the construction of Line 3 from vendor financing.

Advising Hitachi Rail Limited, a leading manufacturer in total railway solutions, on the drafting, negotiation and agreement of multiple depot works contracts across the UK.

Advising an infrastructure operator and maintainer in relation to a major project to upgrade a signalling and control system to provide automatic train operation and CBTC signalling.

Advising Qatar Rail, a state-owned railway company, on a framework agreement and call-off conditions for the design, supply, installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators across the network for the Doha Metro Project using a modified FIDIC Yellow Book for the call-off conditions.

Advising a fully owned subsidiary of an infrastructure operator and maintainer on its world class framework agreement for signalling systems based upon NEC Options C and E.

Advising Sydney Metro, a fully automated rapid transit system, involving the acquisition of easement interests from over 300 landowners

Advised Qatar Rail, a state-owned railway company, on the tender analysis and contractual review on the ground-breaking new railway to be constructed in Qatar in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Advised a local transport operator in German rail traffic for the procurement and on the €500 million financing of a fleet of 56 Siemens trains for the local rail network ABN-1.

Advised Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, a German commerical bank, on the financing of a fleet of 27 Alstom hydrogen trains, which is one of the largest hydrogen fleets in the world.

Advised DVB Bank SE, a specialist in international transportation finance, on the reorganization and restructuring of various financings in Europe for a leading international wagon hire and rail logistics company.

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