Aviation, Leasing & Asset Finance Law

Our Aviation, Asset Finance and Leasing law team is made up of asset finance, corporate, tax and dispute resolution practitioners. The combination of industry and private practice experience in the team means that we understand industry needs.

We provide accurate, practical and pragmatic advice on asset and corporate transactions for companies in the aviation sector, assisting on contentious and non-contentious matters and advising on domestic and EU regulations pertinent to aviation.

Our expertise encompasses asset leasing and financing transactions, cross-border structuring and taxation advice, corporate advice, corporate governance and compliance, bankruptcy and insolvency, dispute resolution and aviation regulation.

We understand the importance of working on these transactions collaboratively with the client and the wider team.

Aviation law continues to be a dynamic practice area as a consequence of the maturity of aircraft leasing businesses and related activity in Ireland. We ensure that we never lose sight of the bigger commercial picture for our clients.

Our Aviation Law Services

  • Asset leasing and financing transactions
  • Cross-border structuring and taxation advice including advising on the establishment of Section 110 companies
  • Corporate advice
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Cape Town Convention
  • ABS and debt securitisation
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Dispute resolution
  • Aviation regulation at domestic and EU levels

Gender & Diversity in Aviation Survey 2017

In 2016, 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 2016 report can be viewed here.

Following on from the success of that survey, we have launched our 2017 survey and have broadened the parameters to look at wider diversity issues. If you would like to take part in the survey please click here. It should only take about 5 minutes to complete. If you have any queries, please contact us at 


Chambers & Partners, 2017

"They are fleixible, always readily available and come back quickly."

Legal 500, 2016

‘experienced aviation law professionals’ 

Recent Work

  • 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 – Aldus Aviation and Embraer (30 aircraft portfolio)
  • Avianca ATR – Regional Jet/Turbojet deal of the Year 2013 – awarded by Air Finance Journal 28, May 2014.
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Christine O’Donovan