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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that the firm played a key role advising clients in three “Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards 2020” presented at the gala dinner held during the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin 2020 on January 20.

The Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards 2020 acknowledge individuals and companies behind the year’s largest, most complex and significant aviation finance transactions. “We measure our success by the success of our clients, and these award winning deals are a testament to the skills and efforts of our aviation finance team,” said Global Transportation Finance Chair Geoffrey R. Kass. “These were three sophisticated deals that involved experts from around the industry and we’re proud to have played a role in them.”

Vedder Price was recognized in the following categories:

  • Asia-Pacific Editor’s Deal of the Year -Vedder Price represented Meritz Securities and Korean E-note investors in Aviation Capital Group’s second ABS, the $477 million MACH 2019-1. The Vedder Price team was led by Geoffrey R. Kass and Ji Woon Kim.
  • Lease Deal of the Year – Vedder Price represented Castlelake, L.P., in a sale leaseback transaction with Air Asia and the related $597.87 million secured term loan. The Vedder Price team was led by Geoffrey R. Kass and Bill Gibson (sale leaseback transaction) and Adam R. Beringer and James Kilner (secured term loan).
  • Editor’s Deal of the Year for Innovation – Vedder Price represented Virgin Atlantic Airways in its ACG-supported financing for one Airbus A350-1000. The Vedder Price team was led by Neil Poland.

To view all of the “Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards 2020” award winners, please click here.



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Adam R. Beringer

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Bill Gibson

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Geoffrey R. Kass

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James Kilner

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Ji Woon Kim

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Neil Poland

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