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.


Middle East Rail 2018 day 1 @ 14:16


Middle East Rail 2018 day 1 @ 15:49


Middle East Rail 2018 day 2 @ 11:39


Middle East Rail 2018 day 2 @ 11:40

Panel: The pursuit of interoperability and interregional integration

  •     Progressing the interoperability and compatibility of operators’ technical capabilities and assets
  •     Developing efficient, interoperable interregional railway systems
  •     Defining agreed technical specifications for interregional interoperability
  •     Overcoming challenges of varying gauge widths, electrification standards, and safety and signalling systems

Middle East Rail 2018 day 2 @ 12:20

The Luxembourg Rail Protocol: unlocking the region’s potential

  •     The challenges of financing rolling stock; attracting private finance
  •     Cross border issues, gauges and the new strategic regional rail developments
  •     The Luxembourg Rail Protocol: its immediate benefits
  •     and the hidden ones: why it’s a game changer for the region

Middle East Rail 2018 day 2 @ 13:59


Middle East Rail 2018 day 2 @ 14:00

Panel: Modern rail financing in complex markets

  •     Comparing sustainability of current financial frameworks from international rail markets
  •     Investing in technology and asset capabilities: balancing knock on effects to the bottom line
  •     Running under asset-light models: benefits and risks
  •     Revising financial models as markets and demands become increasingly complex 

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