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Vedder Price
10 Collyer Quay #37 06/10
Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore, 049315
Singapore

Singapore > Asset finance: foreign firms Tier 3

The global transportation finance group at Vedder Price works on complex asset finance transactions across the region, guiding clients – which include banks and financial institutions – throughout all steps of lessor financings, large unsecured financings, restructuring and bankruptcy work. Offering support under both English and New York law out of Singapore, the practice remains a prominent player in aviation finance, and stands out for its track record in operating lease transactions on behalf of leasing companies and airlines. Widely recommended by clients, department leader Ji Woon Kim has a wealth of experience representing the Export-Import Bank of the United States in cross-border aircraft financing and restructuring transactions with airlines and operating lessors across the globe. The ‘extremely knowledgeableBill Gibson, who is proficient in an array of financings involving a multitude of asset types, is also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘Ji is a very hands-on partner, who devotes a lot of attention to each deal personally.’

‘Team is highly professional and quick in execution. They are also very adaptable and accommodating to extremely tight deadlines. They are also very creative and commercial when proposing a consensual solution for all parties.’

‘It is a great pleasure to work with Kim Ji, the leading partner in Asia Pacific. We have closed four transactions in the past and he has demonstrated his professionalism through solid legal knowledge, strong work ethic and a commercial mindset. He always has abundant solutions to bridge the gap when going through tough negotiations. He always puts client’s best interest.’

‘I think the following features of VP make them unique and special: global presence of the firm; experienced and well-balanced lawyers; client-oriented approach.’

‘Ji Woon Kim is the main guy we choose over any other aviation legal counsel.’

‘The main partner I work with in Singapore is Kim Ji and as a partner he has a good level of involvement in deals and is always present when he is needed to help move the documentation process forward. What I like is his well balanced approach when advising us. He steps in when necessary to advise me/my team of the legal/commercial implications to better help us go about making a decision and he tries to offer solutions if negotiations stall. It has been a very positive experience working with him.’

‘Years of experience working with Vedder Price within the aviation finance industry, whereby the firm is very knowledgeable and provides detailed, practical advice on a wide variety of deals.’

‘Bill Gibson (partner) – extremely knowledgeable, well-respected and always thinks about the client first before anything. With many years of working in Europe and Asia, is always able to advise on deals with great certainty.’

Key clients

BBAM

BNP Paribas

Castlelake

CDB Aviation

Citi Private Bank

AerDragon Aviation Leasing

Export-Import Bank of the United States

ING

KEB Hana Bank

Korea Development Bank

M&G Investments (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

MUFG

Natixis

Nordic Aviation Capital

Nord L/B

SMBC Aviation Capital

ST Engineering Aerospace Resources Pte. Ltd.

UBS AG

Woori Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas, Singapore, on the senior secured loan facility, supported by a Balthazar aircraft nonpayment insurance product, for AVIC International Leasing subject to put option arrangements of four A321 neo aircraft on lease to UK and Austrian airlines.
  • Advised the Export-Import Bank of the United States in the US Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding for Avianca Holdings and the related financing restructurings in connection with the Ex-Im Bank-supported financing of two Boeing aircraft.

Vedder Price is an international business-focused law firm serving sophisticated clients of all sizes and industries from offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, London and Singapore.

The firm offers a unique mix of finance, corporate, labor and employment, and litigation skills, including market-leading practices in global transportation finance, middle-market finance/M&A, executive compensation, employment class actions and more. Vedder Price has enduring relationships with marquee organizations, and many of the firm’s clients have been with the firm since its founding in 1952.

You can expect practical, responsive, results-oriented, cost-effective service, delivered by a firm with a world-class reputation in key practice areas.

  • Personalized service
  • Distinctive credentials, enduring relationships
  • Competitive rates, with a particular focus on efficiency
  • Strong professional relations
  • Sound leadership and long-term stability
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
President & CEO Michael A. Nemeroffmnemeroff@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7858
Operating Shareholder Dana S. Armagnodarmagno@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7543
Vice Chair, Executive Committee Jeffrey T. Veberjveber@vedderprice.com+1 (212) 407 7728
Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Area Elizabeth N. Hallehall@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7795
Chair, Corporate Practice Area Jennifer Durham Kingjking@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7835
Chair, Litigation Practice Area Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.tcimino@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7784
Chair, Finance & Transactions Practice Area Venu V. Talankivtalanki@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7749
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Practice Area Geoffrey R. Kassgkass@vedderprce.com+1 (312) 609 7553
Chief Marketing Officer Katherine Miletichkmiletich@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 5043
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Bill Gibson photo Bill GibsonPartner
Ji Woon Kim photo Ji Woon KimShareholder

Vedder Price is an international business-focused law firm serving sophisticated clients of all sizes and industries from offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, London and Singapore.

The firm offers a unique mix of finance, corporate, labor and employment, and litigation skills, including market-leading practices in global transportation finance, middle-market finance/M&A, executive compensation, employment class actions and more. Vedder Price has enduring relationships with marquee organizations, and many of the firm’s clients have been with the firm since its founding in 1952.

You can expect practical, responsive, results-oriented, cost-effective service, delivered by a firm with a world-class reputation in key practice areas.

  • Personalized service
  • Distinctive credentials, enduring relationships
  • Competitive rates, with a particular focus on efficiency
  • Strong professional relations
  • Sound leadership and long-term stability
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
President & CEO Michael A. Nemeroffmnemeroff@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7858
Operating Shareholder Dana S. Armagnodarmagno@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7543
Vice Chair, Executive Committee Jeffrey T. Veberjveber@vedderprice.com+1 (212) 407 7728
Chair, Corporate Practice Area Jennifer Durham Kingjking@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7835
Chair, Litigation Practice Area Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.tcimino@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7784
Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Area Elizabeth N. Hallehall@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7795
Chair, Finance and Transactions Practice Area Venu V. Talankivtalanki@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 7749
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Practice Area Geoffrey R. Kassgkass@vedderprice.com+1 312) 609 7553
Chief Marketing Officer Katherine Miletichkmiletich@vedderprice.com+1 (312) 609 5043