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K&L Gates to participate as Legal Sponsor at International Railway Summit 2016

Press Release   •   Jan 13, 2016 08:00 GMT

International Railway Journal and IRITS Events Ltd are delighted to announce the participation of global law firm K&L Gates at International Railway Summit 2016. The firm will join rail industry leaders at the annual networking event as Legal Sponsor.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group, as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. With more than 2,000 lawyers practising from nearly 50 offices, K&L Gates is among the largest law firms worldwide.

K&L Gates has a dedicated global rail practice consisting of highly skilled lawyers with in-depth sector experience. They advise on all aspects of rail transactions and disputes, including project and construction law, environmental law, insurance coverage law, governmental affairs, labor and employment law, public and private finance, mergers and acquisitions and international matters.

Their lawyers represent companies on project management, design, construction, operation, finance and maintenance projects for intercity and metropolitan rail systems; light rail and streetcar systems; subway/heavy rail systems; freight rail projects and almost every other type of rail infrastructure project.

Michael Zanic, Leader of K&L Gates’ Energy, Infrastructure and Resources Practice, commented: ‘K&L Gates is thrilled with the opportunity to serve as the official Legal Sponsor for the 2016 International Railway Summit.A major global law firm with a rail infrastructure spanning five continents, London partners Matthew Smith and Anthony Fine, along with Special Counsel Nicola Ellis, will be attending the prominent international gathering and bring with them the knowledge and experience needed to advise on all aspects of rail transactions and disputes.’

Ms Ellis, who acts for clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including advising on negotiating and drafting construction documentation and the various forms of dispute resolution, will make a presentation at the summit, entitled “Allocating and Managing Risk in Major Rail Contracts”.

K&L Gates delegates will also provide one-to-one consultation to rail sector leaders throughout the Summit, which takes place on 17-19 February 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about International Railway Summit 2016 and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, International Railway Journal and IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts ('suppliers'), based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit 2016 is co-hosted by International Railway Journal and IRITS Events and will take place on 17-19 February 2016 in Vienna, Austria.