Akiem Group’s Acquisition Of Macquarie Europe Rail’s Rolling Stock Leasing Business


Hogan Lovells has advised Akiem Group, European leader in locomotive leasing, on the whole-business acquisition of Macquarie Europe Rail’s rolling stock leasing business including 137 locomotives, 110 carriages and 46 trains. Greenberg Traurig a conseillé Macquarie Europe Rail dans le cadre de l’opération

Macquarie European Rail leases passenger and freight rolling stock to train operators across Europe and the United Kingdom.

Akiem Group is a major player in locomotive leasing and related services in Europe. Owning 430+ locomotives, Akiem Group operates in all major continental European countries and generates revenue of €150+ million. The company serves more than 50 customers, which operate both the freight and passenger transport markets.

The Hogan Lovells team in France was composed of Alexander Premont (Picture) assisted by Guergana Zabounova (Senior Associate), Ouassila El Asri (Associate) and Aurélien Perigois (Associate) for the financing aspects; Xavier Doumen (Partner) assisted by Paul Leroy (Counsel) and Agathe Faict (Associate) for the corporate aspects; Ludovic Geneston (Partner) assisted by Christina Nichiporuk for the structuring and tax aspects; Eric Paroche (Partner) assisted by Victor Levy (Senior Associate) and Sophie Prinz (Associate) for the anti-trust aspects; Muriel Pariente (Partner) for the employment law aspects; in the United Kingdom, John Connell (Partner) assisted by Charles Ford (Counsel), Gwen Edwards (Senior Associate), Stephanie Saunders (Senior Associate) and Olivia Sadler (Associate) for the corporate and financing aspects; Philip Harle (Partner) assisted by Christopher Hyde (Senior Associate) for the tax aspects; Ed Bowyer (Partner) assisted by Laura Balzer (Associate) and Emily Skinner (Associate) for employment law aspects; in Germany, Christian Herweg and Florian Unseld (Partners) assisted by Golo Edel (Senior Associate), Jan Fuerbass (Associate), Alina Weber (Associate) and Manuel Strelitz (Associate) for the corporate aspects; in Poland, Rafal Grochowski (Partner) assisted by Anna Kuczewska (Senior Associate) for the corporate and financing aspects.

Greenberg Traurig a conseillé Macquarie Europe Rail avec Henrietta Walker, Graeme McLellan et Charlotte Irvine.

Involved fees earner: Charlotte Irvine – Greenberg Traurig; Henrietta Walker – Greenberg Traurig; Laura Balzer – Hogan Lovells; Ed Bowyer – Hogan Lovells; John Connell – Hogan Lovells; Xavier Doumen – Hogan Lovells; Golo Edel – Hogan Lovells; Gwen Edwards – Hogan Lovells; Ouassila El Asri – Hogan Lovells; Agathe Faict – Hogan Lovells; Charles Ford – Hogan Lovells; Jan Fürbaß – Hogan Lovells; Ludovic Geneston – Hogan Lovells; Rafal Grochowski – Hogan Lovells; Philip Harle – Hogan Lovells; Christian Herweg – Hogan Lovells; Christopher Hyde – Hogan Lovells; Anna Kuczewska – Hogan Lovells; Paul Leroy – Hogan Lovells; Victor Levy – Hogan Lovells; Christina Nichiporuk – Hogan Lovells; Muriel Pariente – Hogan Lovells; Eric Paroche – Hogan Lovells; Alexander Premont – Hogan Lovells; Stephanie Saunders – Hogan Lovells; Emily Skinner – Hogan Lovells; Manuel Strelitz – Hogan Lovells; Florian Unseld – Hogan Lovells; Alina Weber – Hogan Lovells; Guergana Zabounova – Hogan Lovells; Graeme McLellan – Stephenson Harwood;

Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig; Hogan Lovells; Stephenson Harwood;

Clients: Akiem SA; Macquarie European Rail Ltd;