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Vedder Thinking | News Neil Poland Bolsters Vedder Price Global Transportation Finance Team

Vedder Price London Office Expands Aviation Finance Depth

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(Chicago, IL) January 30, 2014—Vedder Price, together with Norton Rose Fulbright, is pleased to announce that Neil Poland, the current Global Head of Aviation at Norton Rose Fulbright, will join Vedder Price’s Global Transportation Finance practice next month as Partner in the firm’s London office.

Mr. Poland has a significant practice that spans Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. He regularly acts for clients in the aviation, rail and banking industries on asset and structured finance deals, including restructurings and operating lease structures, export credit financings, public debt issues and aircraft delivery.

His rail industry experience includes acting on behalf of financial institutions on capital markets financings, as well as bank syndicates on the financing of European locomotives and leading passenger rolling stock operating companies (ROSCOs). 

“We are thrilled to have Neil join us,” said Dean Gerber, Vedder Price Board of Directors member, Executive Committee Vice Chair and Chair of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team. “Neil has extensive experience in the aviation and rail industry on a global-scale that will deepen Vedder Price’s practice and strengthen our growing London office.”

Prior to his tenure with Norton Rose Fulbright, Mr. Poland worked for the London offices of law firms Slaughter and May and Clifford Chance, respectively. He is qualified in England and Wales.



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