Aviation, International Asset Finance

Ireland is a global hub for aircraft leasing and financing, attracting the world’s top industry players. Working with these organisations gives us unrivalled insight into this dynamic sector. This means we never lose sight of the bigger commercial picture for our clients. 

Our award-winning advice on aviation financing transactions ranges from cross-border structuring and regulation to alternative funding and joint ventures. We also advise on contentious issues such as bankruptcy and insolvency.

Along with leading local and international lessors and financiers, we also work closely with credit agencies and government bodies.


Our Services

  • Asset leasing and financing transactions

  • ABS and debt securitisation

  • Aviation regulation at domestic and EU levels

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency

  • Cape Town Convention 

  • Corporate advice

  • Corporate governance and compliance

  • Cross-border structuring / establishment of Section 110 companies

  • Dispute resolution 

  • Joint-ventures

Gender & Diversity in Aviation Survey 2019

We have released the results of our annual Gender & Diversity in Aviation Survey. This is the fourth year of the survey, and the 2019 results have revealed an industry where female employees and those from minority groups are still struggling to progress to senior leadership positions. 71% of respondents to our survey said that over 30% of the total headcount in their companies is female. You can register to receive the guide above.


Chambers & Partners, 2021

The team provides “an excellent service," according to a client who praises the lawyers' "attention to detail and efficiency". 

Legal 500, 2021

‘Experienced in advising major commercial airlines, aircraft leasing companies, banks and private equity funders on aviation finance matters.’

Recent Work

  • Irish counsel on ‘China Aviation Deal of the Year 2017 for Financing Innovation’ with The Export-Import Bank of China, Minsheng Financial Leasing and Asiana Airlines.
  • Lead Irish counsel on the award-winning SuperJet International transaction – a joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding.
  • Airfinance Journal ‘Capital Markets Deal of the Year 2014’ ATLAS 2014-1 ABS $540m transaction.
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Christine O’Donovan