Howard Rosen | Chairman
Rail Working Group | United States

Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group

HOWARD ROSEN CBE studied law at Oxford University, qualified as an English solicitor in 1980, and since 1989 has led a boutique law firm, Howard Rosen Solicitors in Zug, Switzerland, specialising in international commercial and finance law, with a particular emphasis on rail finance. He is a regular writer, as well as a speaker and moderator at international rail conferences. Since 1996 Mr Rosen has been chairman of the Rail Working Group (, a world-wide not for profit industry association which is dedicated to the implementation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. 

Mr. Rosen is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the International Bar Association. He is also Managing Director of both Rosetrust AG, Zug and Aviation Advocacy Sarl, Nyon.

In the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Mr. Rosen was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to British business in Switzerland. 

Howard Rosen is married with two sons and lives in Zurich.


Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 1 @ 14:50

Keynote panel: Rail investment and cooperation for economic growth

  •     Facilitating open regional policy cooperation, exchange and dialogue
  •     Overview of the Luxembourg Protocol and why it underwrites the Belt and Road initiative
  •     Initiating intergovernmental planning and economic policy coordination
  •     Boosting trade facilitation, job creation, economic stability and poverty reduction
  •     How to integrate development strategies

Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 1 @ 15:30

The Luxembourg Protocol: revolutionary rolling stock financing for interregional efficiency

  •     Introducing a new global unique and permanent numbering and tracking system for rolling stock (URVIS)
  •     Overview of current status of Luxembourg Protocol and countries adopting the treaty
  •     Facilitating and engaging financing from the private sector

Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 1 @ 15:50

Interview: Funding and financing models for project success

  •     Assessing mechanisms: service or asset-related; public; public and private 
  •     How to select an effective funding and financing model for your rail project
  •     Defining stakeholder accountability and responsibility
  •     Understanding investor and stakeholder interests to inform project management decisions

Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 2 @ 10:00

Chairman’s welcome address

Caspian & Central Asia Rail 2017 Day 2 @ 10:30

Keynote panel: Creating integrated railway corridors

  •     Building a unified customs coordination mechanism for efficient international freight movement
  •     Cross border regulation: how to implement a common system
  •     Lessons from the EU model
  •     Developing new logistics hubs, free trade zones, industrial parks and manufacturing clusters
  •     Considerations in designing, introducing and regulating federal systems 

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