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We are pleased to announce the appointment of David McGovern as Head of our Aviation and Asset Finance practice group. David brings 20 years of experience in both private practice and in-house roles to the team across the Irish and international aviation industry. David succeeds Christine O’Donovan as head of the team. Christine continues as a key member of the Aviation Finance team and of the leadership of our Financial Services group. Christine is also current Chair of the firm.

Commenting on the appointment, Declan Black, Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted to be joined by David who is a very accomplished and senior lawyer. The ongoing growth of Mason Hayes & Curran will continue to generate opportunities for high calibre lawyers keen to work in a progressive and dynamic Irish firm.”

Christine O’Donovan commented that “David’s appointment underscores our commitment and ambition in the area of Aviation and Asset Finance and our international client base. We continue to enhance the strength and depth of our team and look forward to serving our clients in one of Ireland’s standout industries”.

Will Carmody, Head of Financial Services commented that “David’s appointment enables us to build on our strengths in this area which is a core pillar of our Financial Services team”.

David McGovern added “I am very pleased to join Mason Hayes & Curran and I look forward to working with Christine and the team to further develop our practice.”

Prior to joining the firm, David worked for two other international law firms and global aircraft leasing company, SMBC Aviation Capital. He is a graduate of UCD and King’s Inns.

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