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 2017

In 2017, we ran a very successful survey looking at the role of women in the Aviation industry. Participants gave us some very insightful and personal commentary about the profile of women in their industry and the 2017 report can be viewed here.

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Chambers & Partners, 2017

"They are flexible, always readily available and come back quickly"

Legal 500, 2016

"Experienced aviation law professionals"

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