New appointments for Addleshaws, Eversheds and Stephenson Harwood on inaugural Hitachi Rail Europe panel

Hitachi Rail Europe’s first formal panel comes just six months after the company appointed former DLA Piper associate Rachel Crosier as legal counsel, so little surprise to see DLA Piper among the six firms on the the roster.

Addleshaws, Eversheds and Stephenson Harwood have all picked up a mandate for the first time, while Ashurst, DLA and Shoosmiths already had a standing relationship with the company.

The client relationships will be led by former DLA Piper head of rail and public transport Paul Hirst at Addleshaws, Ashurst partner Naomi Horton, DLA Piper UK projects head Colin Wilson, Eversheds partner Mark Brunton, Shoosmiths’ transport and infrastructure group head Chris McClure and Stephenson Harwood projects and infrastructure partner Jonathan Cripps.

Reducing the line-up to a manageable six firms seems to have been a deliberate move by Crosier to ensure that those on the roster have key rail sector capability ahead of anticipated UK expansion.

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