Vedder Price expands into Singapore
Vedder Price will be opening of a new office in Singapore.
The Singapore office will tap existing members of Vedder Price’s prominent Global Transportation Finance (GTF) practice, with plans to further develop this new office through additional lateral hires. The office will practice US and UK law.
The Asian global transportation finance market is expected to grow in the next 20 years, particularly in aircraft finance. Growth in maritime finance is also expected.
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Vedder Price enjoys a 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 under U.S. and UK law.
“This is an exciting time for our firm and practice as we expand our capabilities into Asia.”
Dean Gerber, board of director member and executive committee vice chair and chair of Global Transportation Finance team said: “This is an exciting time for our firm and practice as we expand our capabilities into Asia.”
“Singapore continues to be a key focal point for global transportation finance and leasing, and we expect this to continue for years to come given market conditions. We look forward to establishing new relationships and to strengthening our ability to serve our many clients already doing business or domiciled in Asia,” added Gerber.
The office will be established by shareholder Ji Woon Kim who recently relocated from the firm’s New York office. Kim will manage the business development and strategic growth of the office, including lateral hires. He will be joined by solicitor Lev Gantly who relocates from the firm’s London office.