BA / Iberia Merger
20 April 2011
This merger created International Airlines Group which is now one of the world's largest airlines with a capitalization of US$6BN. Willie Walsh is the CEO. Mason Hayes & Curran worked with the in-house counsel of Airbus, the London office of Allen & Overy and Spanish law firm Garrigues in transferring certain of Iberia's interests into the collective International Airlines Group.
The work was carried out in conjunction with Iberia’s advisers on the transaction and the Mason Hayes & Curran team was led by Christine O’Donovan, Head of Financial Services, John Gulliver, Head of Taxation and Gavin O’Flaherty, Corporate Partner.
Emer Gilvarry, Managing Partner, commented "The transaction reflects Mason Hayes & Curran’s strength in depth across all departments in servicing major international law firms, their MNC clients and deals in the asset finance sector where Ireland is a recognised world leader".