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Vedder Price

Asset Finance

4 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong asset finance practice increasingly recognised for its particular strength in aviation finance. Regularly works for clients including ECAs, operating lessors, investors and manufacturers on complex cross-border leases, warehouse loan facilities and government-supported financings, among other matters. Represents a strong choice of firm for corporate jet and helicopter financing.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are proactive and responsive."

Other sources note: "The team is constructive and easy to work with."

Work highlights

Acted for Volofin on the financing of six 737-800 P2F aircraft for KV Aviation.

Notable practitioners

Derek Watson primarily advises banks, lessors and owners on aviation finance matters. He has notable experience in portfolio sales of aircraft and cross-border financings.
"He is a superb all-round lawyer. He is excellent technically with strong commercial acumen and mature judgement. Derek is pragmatic, creative and sensible in his approach to legal issues with an impressive and effective negotiating style."

Dylan Potter works with banks and aircraft leasing companies on a range of asset finance transactions. He has experience advising on the repossession and recovery of aircraft, acquisitions and financings of portfolios.
"He is committed to understanding the different competing elements of each stakeholder."

Gavin Hill demonstrates impressive capabilities in aviation finance. His practice covers the financing, leasing and refinancing of aircraft.
"Gavin Hill is very straightforward and he cuts through the nonsense and gets to the point. He is very good at simplifying ideas, which is very helpful from the business and commercial side of things."

Neil Poland brings considerable expertise to a host of aviation finance matters. He regularly advises on cross-border transactions.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Asset Finance: Aviation Finance


Derek G Watson
Band 4
Dylan Potter
Band 4
Gavin Hill
Band 1
Neil Poland
Band 2