Christine O’Donovan


Christine is Head of our International Asset Finance team and a member of our Management Committee. She is an experienced banking & finance lawyer who has worked in-house and in private practice.

Christine's award-winning practice focuses on international transactions in the areas of aircraft financing, corporate lending, project and acquisition finance, asset financing and cross-border aircraft leasing. She advises domestic and international corporate clients, domestic and international credit institutions and aircraft manufacturers, lessors and airlines.


  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • International Asset Finance 

Representative Matters

  • 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 - $425M ECA supported financing. Special award Global Transport Finance Dec. 2014 – for most innovative financing and best contribution to the aviation transport finance industry in 2014.
  • ATLAS 2014-1 ABS $540m transaction– Aldus Aviation and Embraer (30 aircraft portfolio).


AI Magazine 2018 Global Excellence Awards

Christine has been recognised for being the Most Influential Woman in Banking & Finance Law 2018

Legal 500, 2018

Christine is celebrated for her “precise knowledge of the aircraft industry”

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Regular lecturer at Law Society of Ireland – Diploma on Aircraft Financing and Leasing. 


Co-authored Ireland submission to Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport (Ireland) 2011

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Areas of Expertise

Aviation, International Asset Finance Banking Law Financial Services Inward Investment International Business Commercial Real Estate Finance Brexit

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association


University College Cork (LLB)

University College Dublin (Dip Eur Law)