Ms Hilary Marren > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Aviation & Asset Financing, Finance


Hilary is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group, specialising in asset finance and leasing transactions. She has acted for many of the leading operating lessors, financiers and export credit agencies in the aviation industry. She has extensive experience of diverse international aviation transactions, including portfolio acquisitions and disposals, secured and unsecured lending, leveraged leasing, portfolio securitisations, aviation-related joint ventures and cross-border financings. Hilary has also advised clients on the acquisition and disposal of operating leasing companies.


Qualified in 1990


Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA Mod Legal Science).

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Transport

(Hall of Fame)

Hilary Marren – McCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP is highly active in the transport space, advising clients on matters across all areas of this sector. The practice particularly stands out for its work for transport-related public sector bodies, advising on procurement, the development of infrastructure and regulation, including the drafting of legal frameworks and enforcement actions. Aviation financing is another key area of focus; the team advises on sales, leases, financings and the establishment of platforms. Hilary Marren, Catherine Deane, Joe Fay and Georgina O’Riordan are the key partners in this space, while senior associate Ian Payne is also noted. Eamonn O’Hanrahan leads both the transport team and the firm’s projects team, and is noted for his expertise in project financing, particularly in the public sector.

Ireland > Asset finance

(Leading individuals)

Hilary MarrenMcCann FitzGerald LLP

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.