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9th September 2014

The Connecting Africa Transport Infrastructure Conference

The Connecting Africa Transport Infrastructure conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa between 20th to 22nd October 2014.

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7th August 2014

Railway Days
The Wider Black Sea Area Railway Investment Summit

The Summit will be taking place on 7th and 8th October in Bucharest.

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30th July 2014

The 4th Annual Modern Railway Conference

The 4th Annual Modern Railway conference will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia between 20-22 August 2014.

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12th May 2014

China to build new East-Africa railway line

Agreements have been signed between China and East African States to build a new East-African standard gauge railway line.

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3rd April 2014

Railmind GmbH joins the RWG

Railmind GmbH provides a wide range of services dedicated to the optimization of rail freight business and performance.

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30th January 2014

Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Luxembourg Protocol

The second edition of the Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Luxembourg Protocol thereto on Matters specific to Railway Rolling Stock.

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11th October 2013

International law firm Bird & Bird LLP has joined the RWG

Bird & Bird is a truly international firm with more than 1000 lawyers and legal practitioners in 25 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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11th September 2013

UNIDROIT publishes a new edition of Professor Sir Roy Goode’s commentary on the Cape Town Convention

UNIDROIT has now published the third edition of the Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment, prepared by Professor Sir Roy Goode Q.C.

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9th September 2013

Fast forward for the GCC Railway

The Rail Focus day, which was part of the Oman Land Transport Infrastructure Summit 2013, took place on 8th September 2013 in Muscat, Oman.

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3rd September 2013

The Challenge of Public Service

The RWG today has published a paper by its chairman, Howard Rosen, on the challenges presented in implementing the Luxembourg Protocol, balancing creditor rights and the public service aspects of the railways.

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29th August 2013

Railway vehicle development and design experts PROSE join the RWG.

PROSE has been a competent partner for railway transport since 1983. Our strengths include development and design of railway vehicles.

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28th August 2013

RWG back in Dar

RWG chairman Howard Rosen chaired the first day of the 4th East & Central Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 20 – 21 August 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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28th August 2013

RWG at the IQPC Oman Land Transport Infrastructure Conference 2013.

Rail Working Group chairman Howard Rosen will be chairing the first (Rail Focus) day of the conference which takes place between 8th and 10th September 2013 in Muscat, Oman. .

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12th June 2013

The European Commission announces proposal for EU ratification of the Luxembourg Protocol.

On 11th June the EU Commission proposed to the European Union that it adopts the Luxembourg Protocol.

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18th April 2013

VERHAEGEN WALRAVENS has joined the RWG.

VERHAEGEN WALRAVENS is an independent Belgian law firm.

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14th March 2013

The Malta based firm Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal (FFFL) has joined the RWG.

Malta does not have a railway industry, but has a strong international reputation in the field of asset finance.

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25th January 2013

RWG supports the Transport Infrastructure East Africa conference

The conference took place between 21st and 24th January 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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17th January 2013

Sarin & Co. – Joins Rail Working Group to Facilitate Induction of Railway Protocol in India

Sarin & Co., India’s front running law firm in the field of aircraft financing / leasing has joined the Rail Working Group to facilitate the accession of the Rail Protocol by India.

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7th December 2006

RWG Chairman speaks in Lomé

On November 17th, RWG Chairman, Howard Rosen, spoke to a special colloquium in Lomé (Togo) sponsored by the Governments of Togo and Luxembourg, UNIDROIT and Africarail. A key focus of the event was the proposed rail protocol to the Cape Town Convention and how it would be a vital support for development of the rail sector in Africa. Delegates passed a resolution urging African governments to participate in the diplomatic conference in Luxembourg next February and to support the development and adoption of the rail protocol.

Africarail is a four country (Togo, Benin, Niger and Burkino Faso) tasked with building key new rail infrastructure linking the four countries. The Colloquium was opened by the Togolese Minister for Mines and featured various prominent speakers from Europe and Africa, including Professor Kronke, the Secretary General of UNIDROIT and Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Legal Director of the UIC.

Detailed report in English

Detailed report in French