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Transportation and Logistics

Connections. Rail, road, sea, and air. However you operate your transportation and logistics business, our industry-focused team with more than 30 years of experience will work alongside you, keeping you ahead of market trends.

Global and local. We use our knowledge of local markets to bring you practical solutions wherever your business takes you. We have advised clients on the world’s largest and most challenging transportation and logistics projects and transactions.

Our global team works collaboratively with our clients, bringing the full strength of our capabilities in capital markets, structured finance, tax, real estate, government affairs, antitrust, regulatory, environment, intellectual property, cyberrisk, and dispute resolution.

Representative experience

Advised Alstom on their €700m acquisition of GE’s Intelligent Transportation Solutions business.

Advised John Lewis on the construction aspects of the development of its major logistics centre in Milton Keynes.

Advised governments of Niger and Benin in connection with the multibillion, circa 3000 km-long West African Rail Loop Project connecting Abidjan to Cotonou via Niamey.

Advised UK Department for Transport on the Intercity Express Programme — the procurement and financing of the £7bn East Coast mainline rolling stock.

Advised Maersk in the establishment of the P3 and 2M shipping alliances, the biggest shipping alliance in the world.

Advised Aéroports de Paris Management on the US$874m acquisition of a 38% stake in TAV Airports Holding.

Advised State Company Russian Highways on tender stage, commercial, and financial close of Central Ring Road concession project (3 and 4 sections).

Advising financiers on MIGA World Bank guaranteed Djibouti Port, expansion of Dubai and Istanbul airports and PWPAs in Abu Dhabi, Oman, and West Africa.

Advised the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise on the U.S. 36 Managed Lane P3 Project.

Russian industrial group CJSC Sinara Group on establishing a JV with Siemens AG for design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance of innovative electric locomotives.

Neopost Japan Inc. on its acquisition of the Hasler Division Business from Nisshinbo Postal Chemical Co. Ltd.

SIAC arbitration relating to the development of port related facilities in Singapore.

Advising APM Terminals Management B.V. on its acquisition of 37.5% of Global Ports Investments Plc from Transportation Investments Holding Ltd.

Coordinating defense of a car shipping sector player in an international cartel investigation involving the EU, U.S., Japan, Canada, and several other jurisdictions.

Advising government-owned sponsor on purchase, financing, conversion, and chartering of LNG vessel as a floating storage facility as part of a European LNG regasification project.

Representing Citigroup the acquisition of five DP World terminals in Australia.

Nomura, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Mizuho in 144A/Reg S US$750m offering by entities in Schahin Oil & Gas group backed by a drillship chartered to Petrobras and related revenues.

Advising a UK lender in relation to the restructuring of US$300m+ exposure to an African offshore services provider and its fleet of 30+ vessels.

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