Ji Woon Kim is a Shareholder in the Singapore office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team, which is a dedicated team of corporate, tax, securities and bankruptcy attorneys in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Singapore.
In 2015, 2017 and 2018, Vedder Price was named Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year by Airline Economics.
In August 2016, Mr. Kim relocated from the New York office to establish the firm’s Singapore office. He represents and advises international and domestic lenders, finance companies, export-credit agencies, borrowers, lessors, lessees, operators, charterers, trustees and others in a variety of equipment finance matters in the transportation industry involving commercial aircraft, business aircraft, helicopters, rolling stock and vessels, and other maritime assets.
Mr. Kim’s aviation experience includes representation of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in cross-border aircraft leasing transactions with airlines and operating lessors throughout the world, including transactions utilizing the capital markets; commercial banks and other lenders in a variety of aviation finance matters, including transactions structured as, or utilizing, back-leveraged financings, cross-border leveraged leases, mortgage financings, warehouses, revolving credit facilities, operating lease financings, sale and leasebacks, asset securitization and capital market financings; and airlines in mortgage financings and hedging transactions.
Mr. Kim’s maritime experience includes representation of commercial banks and other lenders, trustees and others in a variety of maritime finance matters, including transactions structured as, or utilizing, cross-border leveraged leases, mortgage financings, warehouses, revolving credit facilities, export credit agency-supported financings, bareboat charter financings, sale and leasebacks, and capital market financings.
In 2013, Mr. Kim was recognized as a Rising Star by Airfinance Journal, and, in 2014, he was listed as a Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers in the practice of aviation and aerospace. In addition, in 2017 and 2019 Who’s Who Legal Transport recognized Mr. Kim in the category of Aviation Finance.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ji Woon Kim