Ms Ruth Lillis > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Aviation Finance


Ruth has extensive experience advising the firm’s clients on all aspects of domestic and international finance across a variety of sectors with a particular focus on aviation, transportation and asset finance.

Ruth regularly works on complex leasing and asset financing transactions and advises clients on a broad range of transactions. Ruth has advised extensively on loan and lease restructurings during the Covid-19 pandemic and this has provided her with unique experience in the market.


  • 2007 – BCL, University College Dublin
  • 2012 – Diploma in Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, Law Society of Ireland
  • 2011 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Asset finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Ruth LillisArthur Cox

Arthur Cox has extensive international aviation finance expertise within its senior ranks and strong tax experience within the team. Rob Murphy has exceptional international experience, a former global head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP‘s asset finance team and previously general counsel at CDB Aviation, the Chinese aircraft lessor. Caroline Devlin brings leading tax expertise to the aviation finance field with a strong focus on Asian clients and US private equity houses. Laura Cunningham is another with impressive international experience and an emphasis on aircraft finance, leasing and related tax-driven structures. Ruth Lillis‘ recent work has seen her advise on restructurings arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ireland > Transport

(Next Generation Partners)

Ruth LillisArthur Cox

Arthur Cox‘s broad transport practice covers matters across the road, rail and aviation sectors, including advising clients on issues at the cutting edge of this area of law. The team is highly active in the asset finance space, with Caroline Devlin, Rob Murphy and Laura Cunningham advising on the financing of aircraft as well as the establishment of leasing platforms and funds. Ruth Lillis was promoted to partner in January 2021 and also focuses on the aviation sector. Beyond financings, the practice acts for transport services companies, airlines and vehicle manufacturers on a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, and also handles the development of transport infrastructure. Aaron Boyle and Niamh McGovern are the key partners in these areas.