Dibb Lupton Alsop advised Victory Railway Holdings, the joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group and the management of Thames Trains, on its successful bid for the rail passenger franchise for the Thames area. Go-Ahead was advised by Dickinson Dees Group and Travers Smith Braithwaite advised Lloyds Bank on providing credit to the Go-Ahead Group and advised Close Brothers Corporate Finance on a £6.8m placing of Go-Ahead shares.