3i European Operational Projects Fund’s Acquisition Of DISA Assets Limited


Clifford Chance advised Irish NS Financial Services, a subsidiary of the Dutch Railways Corporation (Nederlandse Spoorwegen), on the sale of DISA Assets Limited to the 3i European Operational Projects Fund.

DISA Assets Limited is the lessor for 54 Coradia Lint trains operated by Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH for a local transport network in Central Germany.

The Clifford Chance team advising NS Financial Services on the sale to the 3i European Operational Projects Fund comprised Partner Markus Muhs (Picture), Partner Dr Christof Häfner (Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), Senior Associate Dr Wenzel Richter and Associate Konstantin Heilmann (both Corporate/Private Equity, Munich), as well as Partner Thorsten Sauerhering and Counsel Dr Dominik Engl (both Tax, Frankfurt).

The team from NS Financial Services and the Dutch Railways comprised Bart van Horssen, Michel Hoogendoorn, Ronald Klein Wassink, and Osman Aksoycan. Christian Forster and Markus Fröhlich from Apex Rail GmbH further assisted with the sales process.

Law firm McCann & Fitzgerald acted as Irish transaction counsel with Partner Colm Fanning, Associate Fiona Finneran (both Finance) and Senior Associate Sean Dowling (Corporate) as members of the team.

Involved fees earner: Dominik Engl – Clifford Chance; Christof Häfner – Clifford Chance; Konstantin Heilmann – Clifford Chance; Markus Muhs – Clifford Chance; Wenzel Richter – Clifford Chance; Thorsten Sauerhering – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: NS Financial Services;

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