White & Case advises Downer EDI Rail on A$4.6 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Downer EDI Rail on its successful award of the A$4.6 billion design, build and maintain contract to deliver the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program.

"This is a significant project which creates jobs and supports Australian manufacturing, with all trains scheduled to be completed for use during the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane," said White & Case partner Joanne Draper, who led the Firm's deal team.

The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program involves the design, manufacture and commissioning of 65 new six-car passenger trains at a purpose-built manufacturing facility at Torbanlea, in the Maryborough region of Queensland, Australia. The program includes building a new train maintenance and stabling facility at Ormeau, in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, and the maintenance of the rollingstock, simulators and Ormeau rail facility for an initial term of 15 years, with provision for extensions of up to 35 years.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Joanne Draper (Melbourne) and included partners Joanne Emerson-Taqi (Sydney), Mai Kuroda, Michelle Keen and Josh Sgro (Melbourne), local partner Mark Montag (Melbourne), counsel Andrea Castle (Melbourne) and associates Matt Sercombe, Chris Settle, Samantha Sutton, Nicolette Tan, Nick Bernardo, James Davy, Heli Yoon (Melbourne) and Ashleigh Petzer (Sydney).

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