A partner in our Banking Group, Simon Gwynne is a partner in our Asset Finance practice and co-heads the Firm's rail and shipping practices. He has extensive experience of big-ticket asset finance across many different sectors, with a particular focus on rail rolling stock, shipping and industrial plant and machinery. Simon focuses on complex structured asset financings, both tax and non-tax based.
He advises banks, equity investors, lessors, lessees and governments on the acquisition and disposal of leased asset portfolios and on the financing of big ticket assets using a range of financing techniques. Asset sectors include rolling stock, aircraft, shipping, cable, telecommunications equipment and other big ticket assets.
'He cuts to the issues, is constructive, does a good job and gets the deals done'
'He is first rate'
Areas of Focus
advising the DFT on the refinancing of Phase II of its £7.2bn Intercity Express Programme for the procurement of rolling stock.
advising Lombard on the procurement of new CAF trains for the Serco Caledonia service.
advising SMBC on the procurement of new Hitachi trains for the Abellio Scotrail franchise.
advising RBS on the sale of Angel Trains.
advising Deutsche/Lloyds on the acquisition of Porterbrook.
advising Citibank on the financing of various Sinosure backed vessels for a Greek operator.
advising Lloyds on the restructuring of financings in the Norwegian offshore services sector and in the container operator sector.
Chambers 2010 - Band 1, Transport (Rail)
Leading Individual, Asset Finance and Leasing