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Our Aviation and Asset Finance Group works closely with colleagues across the firm to deliver a product that adds value to all elements of our clients’ operations. Our reputation is based on proven professional skills, a thorough understanding of client requirements, sound judgment and a practical approach to resolving commercial problems in an efficient way.

We have extensive experience across all areas of the industry including:

  • Acting for international and domestic aircraft owners, lessors and financiers on all Irish law aspects of cross-border aircraft and transport financing and leasing
  • Advising on the establishment and ongoing day to day operations of aircraft leasing platforms in Ireland
  • Advising on domestic and cross-border tax-based leasing transactions
  • Advising on company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures investments and asset sales and novations
  • Advising on a wide variety of finance transactions to include debt facilities, ABS financings, warehouse financings and other capital market products
  • Advising on regulatory matters including airport charges, ground handling, ownership of airlines and licensing of aircraft, sanctions and export controls
  • Advising in relation to the Cape Town Convention
  • Working with colleagues in our Litigation, Disputes and Investigations Practice in relation to aircraft repossessions
  • Working with colleagues in our Restructuring and Insolvency practice in relation to aviations related restructurings and insolvencies

Relevant Experience

  • Advised steering committee of creditors to Nordic Aviation Capital group on all Irish law matters in connection with Nordic’s Irish scheme of arrangement
  • Advised Deutsche Lufthansa AG its EUR€3bn state-guaranteed loan from state bank KfW and a syndicate of other private banks
  • Advising Ryanair on a wide variety of ongoing corporate, finance, tax, aviation and litigation matters including the Irish aspects of is 2020 EMTN programme
  • Advising Dubai Aerospace Enterprise on a variety of transactions including its Falcon ABS issuance to fund the purchase of 23 aircraft and various sale and leaseback transactions
  • Advised Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited on the establishment of its landmark $230 million helicopter leasing joint venture with Lease Corporation International
  • Advised GA Telesis, LLC on the establishment of its aircraft leasing platform in Ireland and its subsequent acquisition of aircraft from BOC Aviation
  • Advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on the establishment and update of its MTN Programme
  • Advised Flexam Invest on its investment in a joint venture vehicle with Lease Corporation International