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Our cross departmental Aviation and Asset Finance Group includes colleagues from 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 aviation-related restructurings and insolvencies

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Apollo Global Management on its debtor-in-possession financing to SAS – Scandinavian Airlines
  • Advising Ryanair plc on its €750 million syndicated debt facility
  • Advising AviLease on its platform set-up and subsequent purchase, leasing and finance transactions
  • Advising the bondholders on the restructure of Nordic Aviation Capital by way of Irish scheme of arrangement and subsequent Chapter 11 process
  • Advising Aviator Capital on its Irish aviation platform and its ongoing aircraft leasing, financing and purchase transactions
  • Advising Arena Aviation Capital on the establishment of its aircraft leasing joint venture with Kennedy Lewis
  • Advising BoComm Leasing on its Irish leasing platform and relevant transactions
  • Advising Atalaya Capital Management on its investment in a joint venture with GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing
  • Advising Deutsche Lufthansa AG its EUR€3bn state-guaranteed loan from state bank KfW and a syndicate of other private banks