Fintan is a senior associate with our Aviation & Asset Finance Group who has extensive experience advising international and domestic clients on aircraft leasing and secured financing transactions in Ireland.

Fintan acts for a wide range of financial institutions, funds, aircraft lessors and airlines, advising on asset finance, asset-backed finance, subscription finance, debt restructuring and finance leases.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising the largest group of creditors to Nordic Aviation Capital group on US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process and the provision of a debtor-in-possession facility
  • Advising Apollo Global Management on debtor-in-possession financing to SAS
  • Advising Ryanair on a €750 million revolving facility with a syndicate of lenders
  • Advising AviLease on its platform set-up and subsequent purchase, leasing and finance transactions
  • Advising various financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, Credit Suisse AG and BNP Paribas in connection with the financing of aircraft
  • Advising Omigsa Alternative Assets plc on its various subscription facilities
  • Advising GA Telesis in respect of a $225 million asset based-lending credit facility led by HSBC Bank USA and Fifth Third Bank
  • Advising Aer Lingus on its loan facility from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
  • Advising Arena Aviation Capital on the establishment of its $1.5 billion aircraft leasing joint venture with Kennedy Lewis
  • Advising Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), on the establishment of its landmark $230 million helicopter leasing joint venture with LCI.


“Fintan Kerins offered excellent associate work.”

The Legal 500, 2022

Fintan Kerins is a “Rising Star”

IFLR1000, 2022

Education & Qualifications

  • LL B, Trinity College Dublin, 2014
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2018
  • Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance, Law Society of Ireland, 2019
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 2020 (currently non-practising)
  • Lectures at the MSc in Aviation Finance at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • Named contributor to the 5th Edition of Aircraft Financing.