Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Adds to Growing Global Transportation Finance Practice with the Hire of Bill Gibson
June 12, 2017
Vedder Price is pleased to announce finance attorney Bill Gibson has joined the firm as a Partner in its Global Transportation Finance group, initially in the firm’s London office for a short period before moving to the Singapore office.
Mr. Gibson will focus his practice on commercial aviation, acting for financiers, lessors and airlines on a broad range of cross-border leasing and financing transactions.
“I am thrilled to join Vedder Price and its exceptional transportation finance practice,” said Gibson. “The global transportation finance market continues to grow exponentially and I am excited to play a part in its expansion, and to deliver counsel to our clients across the world who are also navigating this growth.”
Mr. Gibson was previously a partner in the Banking and Finance practice in Dentons’ London office. He has acted on a broad range of financings involving various asset types and equipment portfolios, with a concentration on commercial aviation and aircraft and engine manufacturers. He has also represented train operating companies relating to the financing and leasing of rolling stock.
Vedder Price enjoys a strong worldwide reputation for legal services related to global transportation finance. The firm serves a broad base of clients across all transportation sectors, including the aviation, aerospace, railroad and marine industries, and serves both U.S.-based and international clients who execute deals worldwide. The firm was named the "Law Firm of the Year" at the 2017 Aviation 100 Awards. Vedder Price’s new office in Singapore, opened in 2016, continues the growth of the firm’s global footprint and its Global Transportation Finance group.
“We are excited to welcome an attorney of Bill’s stature and experience in global transactions, particularly in the aviation 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. “We look forward to Bill applying his knowledge and depth and breadth of experience in the sector, to grow both our practice and to expand our clients’ businesses across the world.”