An Orrick team helped Hitachi Rail S.p.A. obtain an important victory before the Regional Administrative Court of the Lazio Region of Rome in a lawsuit filed by the French competitor Alstom Ferroviaria Spa.
The lawsuit was filed to request the annulment of the awarding, in favor of Hitachi Rail S.p.A., of the tender issued by Trenitalia Spa for the supply of No. 135 diesel-electric traction trainsets for the regional railway service, full maintenance service included, for a total amount of over €1.5 billion. By means of the Judgment No. 6248/2020, the Regional Administrative Court of Rome, Section III, fully rejected Alstom’s appeal with a wide-ranging argumentation, and accepted the defense filed by the Orrick team.