SINGAPORE (22 August 2017) – Vedder Price is pleased to welcome Global Transportation Finance (GTF) attorney Bill Gibson as a Partner to support the firm’s expansion in Southeast Asia out of the firm’s Singapore office.
Mr. Gibson focuses his practice on a broad range of financings involving various asset types and portfolios of equipment. He concentrates particularly on commercial and corporate aviation finance. This includes cross-border leasing and financing transactions, including ECA-supported and tax-based financings.
In addition to Mr. Gibson’s commercial aviation experience, he also acts on behalf of financiers and train operating companies in connection with the financing and leasing of rolling stock. He was ranked in Chambers 2017 UK Guide, Asset Finance: Aviation Finance category in 2017.
“Singapore continues to be a key focal point for global transportation finance and leasing, and we are excited to welcome Bill and his deep experience in the sector,” said Dean N. Gerber, Vedder Price Board of Directors member, Executive Committee Vice Chair, and Chair of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team. “Bill’s knowledge of this nuanced space spans from aviation leasing to rail operations. We are eager for him to begin serving and providing value to our clients in this region.”
“We are always looking for opportunities to expand our relationships, better serve our clients and strengthen our position as the preeminent choice for global transportation counsel,” added Singapore Director and Vedder Price Administrative Shareholder Ji Woon Kim. “With Bill’s addition and the entire office’s commitment to premier client service, we can accomplish all of this.”
The firm’s Singapore location, which opened in August 2016, also welcomes Cheryl Seah as an Associate. These new appointments underscore the strategic investment Vedder Price is making in the region to meet the needs of its clientele who are navigating a competitive and regulated sector. The firm’s GTF practice and Singapore office serve a broad base of clients across all transportation sectors, including the aviation, aerospace, railroad and marine industries, and execute deals worldwide under U.S. and English law. The firm was named "Law Firm of the Year" at the 2017 Aviation 100 Awards.