Simon Gwynne

Simon Gwynne

Partner, London

Email simon.gwynne@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2112

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupFinance

'He is first rate'

Legal 500 2015

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.

Awards and recognitions


Chambers 2010 - Band 1, Transport (Rail)


Leading Individual, Asset Finance and Leasing
Legal 500


Chambers 2010 - Band 1, Asset Finance (Rail Finance)

Education and admissions


Law Society of England and Wales.

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Representative experience

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.

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