Ms Laura Deignan > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP
RIVERSIDE ONE
SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Work Department

Aviation and Asset Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Laura specialises in aircraft finance and leasing transactions. She acts for many leading aircraft lessors, financiers and airlines on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing. These include secured lending, portfolio sales and acquisitions, cross boarder leasing transactions and the establishment of leasing and financing platforms in Ireland.

She also advises in relation to airline restructurings, aircraft repossessions and the registration and operation of aircraft in Ireland.

Prior to becoming a partner in 2021, Laura spent time on secondment with a global operating lessor and a year on secondment with a leading global law firm in New York.

Memberships

Law Society, Solicitor 2012

Education

BCL (2002-2006) University College Dublin; LLM (2007) London School of Economics and Political Science

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Asset finance

McCann FitzGerald LLP has a sizeable team dedicated to a full-range of aviation finance transactions, including aviation platforms in Ireland, aviation capital markets transactions, syndicated financing, operating leasing, sale-and-leasebacks, corporate reorganisations, restructurings and aviation M&A. The group has an outstanding reputation in aviation leasing, notably with it advising the majority of  Norwegian Air Shuttle’s aircraft leasing creditors on its recent examinership. Catherine Deane is a longstanding market leader in the sector, while Hilary Marren, Joe Fay  and Georgina O’Riordan are also high-profile aviation finance practitioners. Laura Deignan was promoted to partner in May 2021.