Norton Rose Fulbright expands rail team with new London partner

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that rail finance lawyer Simon Gwynne has joined the firm as a banking partner in its UK rail team.

Simon comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from Hogan Lovells, where he co-headed the rail and shipping practices. He has extensive experience in high-value asset finance across a variety of different sectors, with a particular focus on rail rolling stock, shipping and industrial plant and machinery. He focuses on complex structured asset financings, both tax and non-tax based.

Tom Johnson, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Head of Rail, commented: “Investment in the global rail sector is set to grow in line with increasing demand for railway services, bringing with it new challenges and opportunities for all participants of this evolving sector. Recruitment of an additional highly-regarded partner with Simon’s experience and profile fits perfectly with the objectives of our rail practice and will enable us to help our clients make the most of these considerable opportunities.

“Simon is a fantastic addition to the team and his appointment will enhance our global rail practice significantly.”

Simon is ranked Band 1 within Chambers and Partners ‘Transport: Rail – UK wide’ category, and is listed as a leading individual for both rail and asset finance & leasing in the Legal 500 directory.

With experience spanning the full range of domestic and international rail matters, Norton Rose Fulbright’s rail team encompasses every aspect of the rail industry. Clients include rolling stock owning companies (ROSCOs), financiers, development contractors, rolling stock manufacturers, depot operators, local authorities, governments and regulatory bodies, train operating companies and state-owned rail entities.