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July 2-3, 2019

Vedder Price Shareholders Derek Watson, Edward K. Gross and David M. Hernandez, all members of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team, will present at Corporate Jet Investor’s (CJI) Aircraft Transaction Masterclass 2019 in Surrey, UK on July 2–3. The two-day interactive course, led by business aviation industry professionals, provides attendees with practical examples and case studies in order to better understand how to successfully close aircraft transactions and deals.

Mr. Gross’s session, “Legal Considerations For Aircraft Debt And Lease Finance,” will cover the basic elements of structuring loan and lease agreements, personal and corporate guarantees, and will analyze more complex structures as they relate to debt finance.

Mr. Watson will speak on “Mitigating Risks: Using Tripartite Agreements,” which will address key issues for negotiation, the importance of relationships with managers, and enforcing the tri-partite agreement using a case study.

Mr. Hernandez will participate in two sessions throughout the event. The first session, “Key Legal Aspects Of The Sales Process” will address key legal aspects of the sales process, the most important elements of the LOI, long form versus short form, negotiating the deposit and escrow, the aircraft sale and purchase agreement, and getting deals to completion. He will also present a case study on “War Gaming A Hostile Repossession,” which will identify potential risks in repossessing an aircraft, managing risks, and highlight the importance of planning. 

To learn more about CJI’s UK School of Corporate Jet Finance, click here.


Edward K. Gross


David M. Hernandez


Derek Watson