16 July 2015
Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has joined the Rail Working Group (RWG), an interest and advocacy group representing the railway industry.
Formed of manufacturers, lessors, banks, lawyers, professional advisors, industry experts and rail industry intermediaries, being part of the RWG will allow WFW’s Rail practice to work with the industry, government and government agencies in advocating for the rail industry and encouraging greater and more cost-effective financing by the private sector of capital investment in railway rolling stock. Its participation in the RWG will see WFW work with the other RWG members in trying to shape the future of the global rail industry. WFW’s representation on the RWG is being led by WFW Paris Asset Finance partner Alexia Russell.
WFW’s dedicated Transport team includes over 130 rail, road, shipping and aviation specialists. The WFW Rail practice advises banks, financiers, equity investors and credit institutions as well as rail operators, lessors, public bodies and manufacturers on a variety of transactions ranging from finance, leasing, corporate, M&A and regulation addressing the challenges of this market as they continue to evolve around the world.
Alexia’s practice focusses on asset finance and leasing transactions within the rail, aviation and shipping sectors, advising banks and financial institutions, equity investors, export credit agencies, other lenders and lessors. She has also advised clients on numerous complex restructurings in recent years.