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Tom Johnson

Partner | London

Tom Johnson is a very capable and committed asset finance lawyer.
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Tom

Tom Johnson is a London-based partner specialising in rail and wider transport matters. Tom has extensive experience advising on a wide variety of rail-related matters, both in the UK and internationally. Tom is “one of the most respected practitioners in the industry", according to the Legal Directory, Chambers. Tom’s clients include Government bodies and regulators, manufacturers, ROSCOs, financiers, operators and owning groups, and Tom has advised on all aspects of the rail industry, with particular experience in rolling stock procurement, leasing, maintenance, modification and refurbishment, franchising and concessions, track access and rolling stock financing.

Tom is recognised by The Legal 500 (2024 edition) in the Hall of Fame for Transport (Financing & Leasing) and Rail. The Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

He is also ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • Our work has been managed by Tom Johnson. He has the combination of substantial experience in these type of transactions and understanding of our b...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • I am familiar with Tom Johnson from his previous roles at Norton Rose. He is a very capable asset finance lawyer.

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • I have worked with Tom Johnson and sat opposite Iain Bowler, so know them both. What I like is that both operate fairly, whichever side they repres...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Tom has always provided the highest levels of service with a detailed understanding of transactions.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • London-based Tom Johnson is the global head of the firm's rail group. He advises financial institutions on multi-jurisdictional rail finance matter...

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

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