The world of transport is changing. Focus is shifting towards new, more efficient and cleaner modes and models of travel. Big Data has the potential to make mobility more integrated, connected, responsive and personal. These changes will revolutionise the ways that we move people and goods. Emerging transport technologies include zero emission vehicles (battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell), driverless vehicles, drones and seamless personal Mobility as a Service or Demand Responsive Transport.

These changes in transport technology and systems will not just impact the transport sector. The effects will be far-reaching, touching a range of areas from energy, real estate and infrastructure, to construction, data protection, cyber security, insurance and retail.

Our transport technology lawyers have unrivalled expertise in the transport sector. We combine that expertise with cutting-edge legal and regulatory experience. Our work includes feasibility, research and development and commercialisation projects. We also work with innovative mobility solutions providers. In areas such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, we are renowned for our thought-leadership on legal and regulatory reform, grounded in actual testing experience and shaping of regulation and standards.

We work closely with experts from other sectors in our firm. Through collaboration, we understand the potential for new transport technologies to move people and goods in an efficient, clean, and integrated way.

Areas of focus

Our transport technology and intelligent mobility expertise includes the following:

  • Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs).
  • Emerging powertrain technologies including electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and associated infrastructure.
  • Road, rail, energy and connectivity infrastructure.
  • Data and cyber-security.
  • Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
  • Smart payment and ticketing.
  • Real-time passenger data and information systems.
  • Emerging transport modes including e-scooters and drones.

Legal partner to the VENTURER, FLOURISH, CAPRI and ROBOPILOT Connected and Autonomous Vehicle projects using electric vehicles and pod solutions.

Legal partner to ResiCAV+ project for Zenzic/CCAV in respect of automotive cyber-security.

Advising RAC on its development of Connected Car telematics solutions to support its insurance, fleet management and breakdown services.

Advising ULTra (BAA subsidiary) on the arrangements for the international commercialisation and licensing of intellectual property for software-controlled driverless pods, including at Heathrow Airport terminal 5.

Advising on commercial arrangements in respect of onboard 5G WIFI projects for rail

Advising on commercial and financing structures for electric vehicle and charging as a service models for commercial fleets

Advising multiple app-based mobility services providers on using data-driven models for innovative demand responsive and shared ride transport services.

Advising on the installation of electric vehicle charging points including asset leases and the supporting grant funding available.

Advising on electricity regulation surrounding battery storage on new and existing sites and the interaction with grid supply and connection.

Advising on battery-powered train trials.

Meet the team
Brian Wong

Brian Wong Partner

  • Rail
  • Highways and Road Transport
  • Judicial Review and Public Law
Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson Partner

  • Infrastructure
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Transport
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment
Lucy Pegler

Lucy Pegler Partner

  • Technology and Communications
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Outsourcing

What others say...

The team was pragmatic, helpful and committed to get our transaction done to a challenging timetable. Where problems arose they proposed helpful and creative solutions to move the deal forward.

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Key contact

Brian Wong

Brian Wong Partner

  • Rail
  • Highways and Road Transport
  • Judicial Review and Public Law

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