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Ji Woon Kim
Global Transportation Finance
In August 2016, Mr. Kim relocated from the New York office to establish the firm’s Singapore office. He represents and advises international and domestic lenders, finance companies, export-credit agencies, borrowers, lessors, lessees, operators, charterers, trustees and others in a variety of equipment finance matters in the transportation industry involving commercial aircraft, business aircraft, helicopters, rolling stock and vessels, and other maritime assets.
Mr. Kim’s aviation experience includes representation of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in cross-border aircraft leasing transactions with airlines and operating lessors throughout the world, including transactions utilizing the capital markets; commercial banks and other lenders in a variety of aviation finance matters, including transactions structured as, or utilizing, back-leveraged financings, cross-border leveraged leases, mortgage financings, warehouses, revolving credit facilities, operating lease financings, sale and leasebacks, asset securitization and capital market financings; and airlines in mortgage financings and hedging transactions.
Mr. Kim’s maritime experience includes representation of commercial banks and other lenders, trustees and others in a variety of maritime finance matters, including transactions structured as, or utilizing, cross-border leveraged leases, mortgage financings, warehouses, revolving credit facilities, export credit agency-–supported financings, bareboat charter financings, sale and leasebacks and capital market financings.
- University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2004, cum laude
- University of Chicago, B.A., 1999
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 knowledgeable‘ Bill Gibson, who is proficient in an array of financings involving a multitude of asset types, is also recommended.