Vedder Price

Derek Watson

Partner

Derek Watson is a Partner and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team, whose performance led Vedder Price to be named Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Mr. Watson has extensive experience in a broad range of asset finance transactions across the aviation, shipping and rail sectors, with a particular focus on cross-border commercial and business aircraft financing, leasing, sales and purchases, including portfolio transactions, tax-based financings, export credit-supported financings and progress payment financings. His clients include banks, lessors and owners.

In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Watson was ranked Band 1 in Private Aircraft (Global-wide) in Chambers High Net Worth and in 2017 was ranked Band 4 in Chambers UK Asset Finance.

Derek Watson

Partner

Education

  • The College of Law, York, Diploma in Legal Practice, 1997
  • Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, MA Law, 1996, with honors

Derek Watson

Partner

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1999

Affiliations

  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)