Hogan Lovells and Greenberg Traurig advise on the acquisition of Macquarie Europe Rail's rolling stock leasing business by Akiem Group

Paris, 25 February 2019 – Hogan Lovells has advised Akiem Group, European leader in locomotive leasing, on the whole-business acquisition of Macquarie Europe Rail's rolling stock leasing business including 137 locomotives, 110 carriages and 46 trains.

Alexander Premont commented on the transaction "Hogan Lovells houses one of the most experienced cross-practice team for acquisitions in the transportation industry, with a dedicated corporate, finance, regulatory and anti-trust taskforce. Hogan Lovells has been involved in the majority of the large transformational transactions in the rail and aviation industry across Europe and the US for the past 3 years. We want to capitalise on the extensive knowhow built with a view to service best our clients”.

The Hogan Lovells team in France was composed of Alexander Premont (Partner) assisted by Guergana Zabounova (Senior Associate), Ouassila El Asri (Associate) and Aurélien Perigois (Associate) for the financing aspects; Xavier Doumen (Partner) assisted by Paul Leroy (Counsel) and Agathe Faict (Associate) for the corporate aspects; Ludovic Geneston (Partner) assisted by Christina Nichiporuk for the structuring and tax aspects; Eric Paroche (Partner) assisted by Victor Levy (Senior Associate) and Sophie Prinz (Associate) for the anti-trust aspects; Muriel Pariente (Partner) for the employment law aspects; in the United Kingdom, John Connell (Partner) assisted by Charles Ford (Counsel), Gwen Edwards (Senior Associate), Stephanie Saunders (Senior Associate) and Olivia Sadler (Associate) for the corporate and financing aspects; Philip Harle (Partner) assisted by Christopher Hyde (Senior Associate) for the tax aspects; Ed Bowyer (Partner) assisted by Laura Balzer (Associate) and Emily Skinner (Associate) for employment law aspects; in Germany, Christian Herweg and Florian Unseld (Partners) assisted by Golo Edel (Senior Associate), Jan Fuerbass (Associate), Alina Weber (Associate) and Manuel Strelitz (Associate) for the corporate aspects; Mathias Schönhaus (Counsel) and Andreas Eggert (senior associate) on the tax aspects ; Dr. Christoph Wünschmann (Partner), Johanna Brock-Wenzek (Senior Associate), Dr. Mareike Walter (Associate) on the antitrust aspects ; in PolandRafal Grochowski (Partner) assisted by Joanna Sepkowska (Associate) and Anna Sienkiewicz (Paralegal) for the corporate and financing aspects. 

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