Firm Profile > Vedder Price > London, England

Vedder Price
4 Coleman Street
LONDON
EC2R 5AR
England

Transport finance and leasing Tier 3

'Second-to-none in the aviation finance industry', Vedder Price's four-partner London-based practice excels at handling investor-side mandates (for banks, leasing companies and equity investors), either on its own or in conjunction with its market-leading US team. The 'committed and constructiveGavin Hill has deeply entrenched banking ties and is active across a range of secured and unsecured financings on the loan and capital markets front. As well as providing invaluable assistance on aviation matters, Dylan Potter has also helped grow the office's wider asset finance competences and leads its efforts on the maritime and equipment finance front. Team head Derek Watson has a niche focus on private jet financings.

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Testimonials

‘The Vedder Price team is second to none in the aviation finance legal community. Vedder is adept at advising about individual aircraft transactions as well as ABS and corporate transactions secured by AR and inventory.’

‘The lawyers at Vedder do not treat each individual interaction as a transaction, rather they partner with us and advise us as to the risks of each situation.’

‘Highly professional, target and client oriented.’

‘Gavin Hill is committed and constructive.’

‘The Vedder Price team has a breadth and depth of aviation industry knowledge from an airline, financier and lessor perspective. This gives the firm a great advantage in any legal negotiation and offers a rounded perspective on legal advice provided to clients.’

‘Partner Neil Poland offers extensive years of experience and knowledge of the aviation/transport section, which is invaluable to clients navigating commercial negotiations. Neil’s advice is always commercial, practical and balanced, allowing clients to assess and provide a fully informed view on matters.’

‘High reliability, 24/7 availability, very responsive.’

Key clients

AAR Corp

Aero Capital Solutions

Airbus

Airbus Financial Services

Air Canada

Aircastle

Alterna Capital

Apple Bank

Arab Banking Corporation

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

AviaAm Leasing

Bank of America

Bank of China

BBAM

BNP

Castlelake

Cathay United Bank

China Aircraft Leasing Company

China Construction Bank

CIT

Citibank

Commerzbank

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA-CIB)

DBS Bank (Development Bank of Singapore)

DekaBank

Doha Bank

DVB Bank

Export Development Canada

GSI Engines

Guggenheim Partners

Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Gironzentrale)

ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China)

ING Bank

Intrepid Aviation

Investec

KEB Hana Bank

KfW IPEX-Bank

Korea Development Bank

LCI (Lease Corporation International)

LHI (Leasing für Handel und Industrie)

Lloyds Bank

Lobo Leasing

Macquarie Bank

Magi Aviation Capital (f.k.a. Magi Partners)

Mega International Commercial Bank

MUFG

National Australia Bank

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

National Bank of Kuwait

New York Life Insurance Company

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Nord/LB)

Nordic Aviation Capital

ORIX Aviation

Qatar National Bank

Siemens Financial Services

Société Générale

SKY Leasing

Standard Chartered Bank

Stonebriar Commercial Finance

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe

TAG Aviation

Virgo Investments

Westpac Banking Corporation

Woori Bank

Employers Tier 7

US firm Vedder Price, which launched in London in 2011, has a strong employment offering in regulated sectors such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and is capable of taking on cross-border matters, especially independent investigations into corporate clients. Jonathan Maude heads up the firm's UK/EU employment law committee and is a key contact for international clients, including those based in the US.

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Testimonials

‘They take a very pragmatic approach when advising on legal matters. They’re are also a great team to work with.’

‘They bring a personal touch to the working relationship.’.

‘Vedder Price’s employment team are small but they are exceptionally dedicated and talented.’

‘Esther Langdon is a brilliant lawyer. She is proactive, gets on top of the papers early on to make clear and sensible tactical decisions. She is also a magnificent litigator; determined to win and with nerves of steel.’

‘The team may be few in number but there is enormous experience at hand combined with a can-do attitude. Most employment lawyers are too caught up with technicalities rather than coming up with practical solution. Jonathan Maude and Esther Langdon combine very well in giving first class service to their clients. They know their stuff and come up with the practical solutions.’

‘The practice has a in-depth market knowledge and provides legal advice on a high standard. They also keep in mind the economic side of legal disputes with the aim to find the best practical solution for clients. At the same time they provide quick and comprehensive support also in smaller matters.’

‘Jonathan Maude is a superb strategist and great to work with. Esther Langdon has a huge knowledge base and always knows the answers.’

‘I have worked with Jonathan Maude on employment law issues since 2004. His approach is focused upon the business issues, and how he can assist in helping you to achieve your aims. He is pragmatic and practical, with clear and concise advice.’

Key clients

Astellas US LLC

Astellas Pharma Europe Limited

Value Retail Plc

Help for Heroes

Via Manco (UK) Limited

Riverbed Technology Limited

With 300 lawyers and growing, we serve sophisticated clients of all sizes and in virtually all industries from our offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles 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.

The firm earned three Top-Tier Firm rankings by Legal 500 United States in 2019; two in Transportation (Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Rail and Road – Finance) for the ninth year in a row and M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market for the sixth year in a row, as well as two Second-Tier rankings for Transport: Shipping – Finance and Real Estate – Land Use Zoning. Eight attorneys were recommended as Leading Lawyers, 58 recommended in Legal 500, three noted as Next Generation Lawyers and one noted as a “Rising Star.”

Ten practice areas and 21 attorneys achieved recognition in Chambers USA in 2019, including a nationwide Band 1 firm ranking for Transportation: Aviation Finance, the guide’s highest honor for the ninth year in a row.

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.
Department Name Email Telephone
President & CEO Michael A. Nemeroff mnemeroff@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7858
Operating Shareholder Douglas M. Hambleton dhambleton@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7684
Vice Chair, Executive Committee Jeffrey T. Veber jveber@vedderprice.com (212) 407-7728
Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Area Amy L. Bess abess@vedderprice.com (202) 312-3361
Chair, Corporate Practice Area Jennifer Durham King jking@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7835
Chair, Litigation Practice Area Randall M. Lending rlending@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7564
Chief Marketing Officer Katherine Miletich kmiletich@vedderprice.com (312) 609-5043
Photo Name Position Profile
 Natalie Chung  photo Natalie Chung Solicitor
 Gavin Hill  photo Gavin Hill Partner
 Esther Langdon  photo Esther Langdon Associate
 Jonathan Maude  photo Jonathan Maude Partner
 John Pearson  photo John Pearson Solicitor
 Neil Poland  photo Neil Poland Partner
 Dylan Potter  photo Dylan Potter Partner
 Derek Watson  photo Derek Watson Partner
 Trevor Wood  photo Trevor Wood Partner

With 275 lawyers and growing, we serve sophisticated clients of all sizes and in virtually all industries from our offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles 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.

The firm earned three Top-Tier Firm rankings by Legal 500 United States in 2020; two in Transportation (Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Rail and Road – Finance) for the tenth year in a row and M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market for the seventh year in a row, as well as a Second-Tier ranking for Transport: Shipping – Finance. Five attorneys were recommended as Leading Lawyers with an additional three in the Leading Lawyer Hall of Fame, 36 recommended in Legal 500, two noted as Next Generation Lawyers and one noted as a “Rising Star.”

Eleven practice areas and 35 attorneys achieved recognition in Chambers & Partners in 2020, including a USA nationwide Band 1 firm ranking for Transportation: Aviation Finance, the guide’s highest honor for the tenth year in a row.

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.
Department Name Email Telephone
President & CEO Michael A. Nemeroff mnemeroff@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7858
Operating Shareholder Douglas M. Hambleton dhambleton@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7684
Vice Chair, Executive Committee Jeffrey T. Veber jveber@vedderprice.com (212) 407-7728
Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Area Amy L. Bess abess@vedderprice.com (202) 312-3361
Chair, Corporate Practice Area Jennifer Durham King jking@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7835
Chair, Litigation Practice Area Randall M. Lending rlending@vedderprice.com (312) 609-7564
Chief Marketing Officer Katherine Miletich kmiletich@vedderprice.com (312) 609-5043

Vedder Price is committed to maintaining and enhancing a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Our attorneys and staff members are recruited, retained and promoted regardless of their race, colour, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status.

At the same time, Vedder recognizes its responsibility to actively encourage minority and diverse individuals to pursue careers in law and to ensure that they have access to opportunities in the profession.

We believe that the strength of our commitment to diversity and inclusion is vital to a better work environment and the effectiveness of our firm in an increasingly diverse market. It is a core value. We promote and support diversity in a variety of ways – by recruiting, hiring, retaining, training, developing, mentoring and advancing talented diverse attorneys and other employees on the basis of merit and performance.

Please visit https://www.vedderprice.com/diversity for more information.