City trio jump on board £7.5bn trains transaction
DLA Piper, Denton Wilde Sapte and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have secured key roles on the £7.5bn deal to manufacture a replacement fleet of intercity trains. DLA Piper is advising the winning consortium Agility Trains - comprising Barclays, Hitachi and developer John Laing - which was last week selected as the preferred bidder to build the high-speed trains.The firm is fielding a team led by infrastructure chief Mark Swindell - backed by partners including finance and projects partners Paul Hirst and Siddharth Sharma - on the transaction, which represents the largest investment in trains in the UK for a generation.
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