Ms Catherine Duffy > A&L Goodbody LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

A&L Goodbody LLP
D01 H104

Work Department

Banking & Finance.


Catherine Duffy is a Consultant in the Finance Department focusing on all aspects of banking including corporate and acquisition financing, asset financing (aircraft, property, and shipping), securitisation, tax-based financing and leasing, and general banking. Catherine has been recognised as one of Ireland’s most influential and successful business women at the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Awards.  Catherine served as Chairman of A&L Goodbody from 2016 until 2019. 


Catherine is a member and former Chair of the legal advisory panel to the Aviation Working Group to the Unidroit Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. She was a member of the first Advisory Group to the Irish Maritime Development Office set up to promote and assist the development of Irish shipping and shipping services. Catherine is the author of the Irish chapter of Hames and MacBain’s book on Aircraft Finance and the Irish chapter of Graeme MacBains book on Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights. She is also a non-executive director of Irish Continental Group and a former director of Beaumont Hospital, where she chaired the Services and Governance Committee of the Beaumont Board for 6 years.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Transport

(Hall of Fame)

Catherine Duffy – A&L Goodbody LLP

A&L Goodbody LLP advises on the full spectrum of matters in the transport space, including defending clients against regulatory actions and handling the development of transport infrastructure. The practice has particularly deep expertise in aviation finance, and is active in advising on leasings, capital markets transactions and M&A deals involving companies in this space. Vincent Power SC has experience spanning both shipping and competition law, including handling matters at the EU level, while key finance partners include Marie O’Brien, Catherine Duffy and Seamus Ó’Cróinín. David Berkery is also noted for his work in the aviation sector, and Kevin Feeney stands out for his advice to Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the development of the Dublin MetroLink project. Conor Owens is another name to note; he leads the firm’s construction and engineering practice and provides advice on transport infrastructure projects.

Ireland > Asset finance

(Hall of fame)

Catherine DuffyA&L Goodbody

Ireland > Banking and finance

A&L Goodbody LLP has one of the largest practices in the market, complemented by established teams in Belfast, London and New York. The firm is at the forefront of large-scale corporate financings, along with real estate and development financings, and loan portfolio sales. It has continued to land big-ticket acquisition finance engagements and has represented clients in connection with the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme. The firm has particularly strong institutional relationships to lenders in the UK, US and Germany. Ciarán Rogers is a recognised senior statesman in the market, known for his expertise in securitisation and structured finance. Peter Murray is head of the general finance team and is noted for acquisition finance, syndicated lending and bank restructurings and exits. Seamus Ó’Cróinín  is also a leader in aviation finance and loan portfolio sales. Niamh McMahon is another emerging name, particularly in real estate and development finance. Consultant Catherine Duffy also provides further senior level gravitas. Robbie O’Driscoll  and Gillian McDonald  were promoted to partner status in January 2021. Maireadh Dale  has left the firm.