Christine O’Donovan


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Christine is a partner, Head of our Financial Services 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 areas of corporate lending, project and acquisition finance, asset financing (particularly aircraft) and cross-border leasing. She advises domestic and international corporate clients, domestic and international credit institutions and aircraft manufacturers, lessors and airlines.


  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Aviation - asset and structured finance

Representative Matters

  • 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).
  • Avianca ATR – Regional Jet/Turbojet deal of the Year 2013 – awarded by Air Finance Journal 28, May 2014.


Aviation - The World’s Leading Advisers, 2017

Christine is listed in the 13th edition of the Aviation Guide as a leading practitioner

Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2016

Christine is recommended in Chambers Global rankings 2016.

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

Financial Services Banking Law Aviation, Asset Finance And Leasing Law Inward Investment International Business Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance Brexit

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association


University College Cork (LLB)

University College Dublin (Dip Eur Law)