Ms Georgina O'Riordan > McCann FitzGerald LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Aviation, Asset Finance


Georgina is Head of our Finance Group and her practice focuses on banking and asset finance transactions. She advises leading aircraft lessors, lenders and arrangers on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing. This includes cross-border leasing transactions, sale and leaseback transactions, secured lending, portfolio acquisitions and disposals and the establishment of leasing and financing platforms in Ireland.

She also advises clients on aircraft repossessions, the registration and operation of aircraft in Ireland and the establishment of Irish joint venture vehicles for the acquisition and financing of aircraft.


Qualified 2000


BCL (University College Cork), BCL (University of Oxford), Diploma in Financial Services Law (University College Dublin)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Asset finance

(Leading individuals)

Georgina O’RiordanMcCann 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.

Ireland > Transport

(Leading individuals)

Georgina O’RiordanMcCann 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.