Vedder Price

Raviv Surpin

Shareholder

1925 Century Park East Suite 1900 Los Angeles, California 90067

+1 (424) 204 7744

Raviv Surpin

Shareholder

Raviv Surpin is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm's Global Transportation Finance team, whose performance led Vedder Price to be named Airline Economics Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

The team also served as legal counsel in the Airline Economics Deal of the Year.

Having focused on commercial aircraft finance for nearly 20 years, Mr. Surpin has amassed significant experience representing and counseling operating lessors, borrowers,  finance companies, manufacturers and investors in all manner of aircraft finance transactions. He is well skilled in negotiating and bringing stakeholders together in portfolio securitizations and warehouse financings involving substantial commercial aircraft portfolios, cross-border operating lease transactions, and numerous multi-jurisdictional aircraft portfolio acquisition and disposition transactions, restructuring and commercial lending.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Surpin practiced law in London and Los Angeles before serving as Vice President and Corporate Counsel to International Lease Finance Corporation / AerCap (ILFC/AerCap), the world’s largest global aircraft operating lessor. At ILFC/AerCap, Mr. Surpin advised senior management in financing and securitization matters and was instrumental in the extraction of aircraft from difficult jurisdictions. With this distinctive background, Mr. Surpin provides legal counsel and representation to aircraft lessors and lessees that is both real-world pragmatic and efficient. 

Mr. Surpin works with clients on various day-to-day matters, such as leasing structures, aircraft and engine maintenance agreements, consignment agreements, modification and conversion agreements, and servicing and management agreements, as well as general corporate law matters. Mr. Surpin has extensive transactional experience in Australia, India and Brazil.

In 2016 and 2017, the Legal 500 United States guide recommended Mr. Surpin in the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category. In addition to English, Mr. Surpin is fluent in Portuguese, Hebrew and Spanish.

Raviv Surpin

Shareholder

Education

  • University of York, York Law School, LL.M., 1994
  • University of Oxford, B.A., 1993

Raviv Surpin

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • England and Wales, 1996