Jamie is a partner in the Transport and Asset Finance group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. 

Jamie has over 15 years’ experience acting for financial institutions, lessors, lessees and manufacturers on domestic and cross-border asset finance transactions.  He particularly specialises in rolling stock leasing, procurement and financing work.

Jamie is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories.  The 2019 edition of the Chambers UK directory notes that “he receives warm praise from market observers, with one interviewee noting: "His legal skills are incredible"” and that “market insiders note him as an "excellent" lawyer, whose clients "really value his expertise enormously."”.

Representative Experience

Beacon Rail – Advised Beacon Rail on numerous projects, including the procurement of new Mk5A coaches for the TransPennine Express franchise, the procurement of Class 68 and Class 88 locomotives, the refinancing of the business by way of a common terms debt platform utilising bank facilities and private placement debt, the acquisition of the Ascendos group and the acquisition of the Class 220 Voyagers and Class 221 Super Voyagers that operate on the West Coast and Cross Country franchises.

Angel Trains – Advised Angel Trains on the Alstom Class 390 Pendolino train lengthening and new trains project, the Bombardier Class 172 Turbostar new trains project for the London Overground concession and the Chiltern Railways franchise, the Siemens Class 350 new trains project for the London Midlands and TransPennine Express franchises, the Siemens Class 707 new trains project for the South Western franchise, the Hitachi AT300 new trains project for the TransPennine Express franchise and the Bombardier Aventra new trains project for the East Anglia franchise, as well as on numerous refranchising/re-leasing projects.

Bombardier Aerospace - Acted for Bombardier Aerospace on numerous transactions with European operators.

Settlement arrangement - Acted for a lessor in relation to settlement arrangements with a Russian airline in financial difficulties.