PM to advise Siemens-Everis on Renfe’s new intermodal platform development
Pinsent Masons will be the Legal advisor to the Siemens-Everis consortium, which was awarded the contract to develop Renfe’s new intermodal platform
Pinsent Masons’ Transport and Mobility team, led by Miguel Nieto, will work together with the Technology team, led by Paloma Bru, to develop this new platform that will allow the end-user to cover a journey by means of a “point-to-point” solution, organising their journey from start to finish, with several different means of transport and a single payment via an app. The user will pay the global price, and the system will distribute the cost between the different operators.
Miguel Nieto (pictured left), partner in charge of Transport and Mobility at Pinsent Masons, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Siemens-Everis consortium in a project of this scale that will revolutionise the way we move around. This project is just one example of how the concept of mobility has changed, with the need to adapt to the mobility needs of citizens and to offer them sustainable and efficient means of mobility. This great transformation of the transport sector must be based on the use of new technologies such as this new app, which is set to become the benchmark for mobility in Spain.”
The company has also just launched the Madrid Green Urban Mobility Lab project in conjunction with the consultancy firm Kearney, EMT and Madrid City Council. This non-profit association will work to position Madrid as an international hub for innovation and technology in the urban mobility sector. The association will aim to promote the sustainable and technological development of urban mobility, positioning the city of Madrid as a benchmark, promote public-private collaboration as a lever for development, share the knowledge, resources and experiences of the institutions that form part of the Lab, promote technological innovation and R&D projects, exploiting commercial synergies and analyse possible new sources of funding, especially through the European Union’s NextGeneration funds for projects related to urban mobility.
Paloma Bru (pictured right), Technology partner at Pinsent Masons, commented: “Both projects are a clear example of how Pinsent Masons, after four years of its landing in Madrid, is committed to the application of technology and innovation in its main sectors of activity, including infrastructure and its use: transport. Thus, for example, under the name ‘Infratech’, we have a group of experts in the field of Infrastructure and Technology who work in line to support our clients in the technological challenges in which they are invested in their day to day. Technology and data are increasingly driving and disrupting infrastructure projects, and technology companies need to understand the new opportunities and new risks presented by these large projects. For us, both sectors must engage more with each other to drive a new era of Infratech and make the most of this revolution.”