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William Spickett, Partner

William Spickett



French: Competent

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Project and infrastructure finance

Practice notes

Will is a Partner in our company commercial practice group and is a member of our Government and Infrastructure sector group. He trained with Eversheds Sutherland has been advising on rail and transport infrastructure projects since qualification in 2008.

He has acted for both public and private sector clients in relation to rail franchising and a variety of public private partnership models. His most recent rail experience includes advising an international rail operator on its bids to operate light and heavy rail networks in Israel, the Middle East and the US; acting for a consortium of entities on its bid to operate a high-speed railway in south east Asia; advising the Department for Transport in connection with a number of competitions, direct awards and section 30 service agreements related to rail passenger franchises, including the East Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Coast and Northern franchises. He has also recently advised on a number of rail rolling stock projects including advising: the DfT in relation to the Moorgate replacement programme and new rolling stock for the South Western franchise; the operator of the Manila metro on rolling stock enhancements for existing light rail vehicles; West Midlands Combined Authority on its procurement of new trams and related long-term maintenance arrangements; and Network Rail on various leasing arrangements in connection with rail maintenance equipment and rolling stock.

He is listed in Chambers & Partners as an “Associate to Watch” for the UK Rail Sector and a “Notable Practitioner” for rail franchising.