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LegalRail provides all legal services relevant to rail transport and transport in general.

It assists clients in strategic projects such as innovation programmes, involving for example the (re)activation of railway lines or the operation of transport services, and in consultancy processes, regarding for example the network statement, a transfer of undertaking, or issues concerning access to the railway which are affected by competition law.


LegalRail also provides assistance in access matters (equipment, staff, railway companies). It drafts railway contracts and performs contract negotiations or assessments. It also carries out legal audits of, for example, contracts and safety issues. Where necessary it conducts legal proceedings on behalf of its clients, and acts in the event of derailments and/or collisions.


Criminal proceedings form a specific part of railway law. LegalRail has experience in preventing the prosecution of railway companies or their safety staff, defending them if a prosecution nevertheless takes place, and resolving issues involving certificates of good conduct. Matters concerning legislation for the transport of hazardous substances are in good hands with LegalRail, as is the defence of drivers after a journey involving damage or after passing through a stop signal.