Ji Woon Kim is a Shareholder in the Singapore office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team.
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 2017 Who’s Who Legal Transport recognized Mr. Kim in the category of Aviation Finance.