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 Vedder Price is pleased to announce that the firm played a key role advising clients in four transactions that were recognized by the “Aviation 100 Deals of the Year Awards 2021.”

The Airline Economics Aviation 100 Deals of the Year Awards 2021 recognizes the most significant deals closed in 2020 from all around the world. “2020 was a challenging year, and the Vedder Price team worked diligently, demonstrating once again that we are at the forefront of innovation in our industry,” said Global Transportation Finance Chair Geoffrey R. Kass. “These were four sophisticated deals that involved attorneys from Vedder Price offices spanning the globe, and we’re very proud to have played a role in them.”

Vedder Price was recognized in the following categories:

Aviation 100 Asia-Pacific Editor’s Deal of the Year

Vedder Price represented Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. and its affiliates, as equity investors, in a $306M Total Engine Asset Management’s Sunbird aircraft engine asset-backed securitization. The Vedder Price team consisted of Adam R. Beringer, Michael E. Draz, Daniel M. Cunix and Conor A. Gaughan.

Aviation 100 Americas Lease Deal of the Year

Vedder Price represented Southwest Airlines in the sale and leaseback of 10 Boeing 737-8 aircraft with BOC Aviation. The Vedder Price team consisted of Cameron A. Gee and Matthew P. Larvick (Tax).

Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Debt Deal of the Year

Vedder Price represented Standard Chartered Bank on a structured loan financing for seven Boeing 787-9 aircraft on lease to Qatar Airways. The Vedder Price team consisted of Neil Poland and Kaiden Basi.

Aviation 100 Americas Capital Markets Deal of the Year

Vedder Price represented Air Canada in all aspects (aircraft finance, securities and capital markets, tax and related matters) of the issuance of a new Series 2020-1C Pass Through Trust Certificate for Air Canada’s 2015-1, 2015-2 and 2017-1 Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate transactions. The Vedder Price team consisted of Clay C. Thomas, John T. Blatchford, Matthew P. Larvick (Tax) and Gabriela D. Demos

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Professionals



Geoffrey R. Kass

Shareholder



Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder



Michael E. Draz

Shareholder



Daniel M. Cunix

Associate



Conor A. Gaughan

Associate



Cameron A. Gee

Shareholder



Matthew P. Larvick

Shareholder



Neil Poland

Partner



Kaiden Basi

Solicitor



Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder



John T. Blatchford

Shareholder



Gabriela Demos

Associate