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Work Department

Banking & Finance


Mary is a Partner in William Fry’s Banking & Finance department with a particular emphasis on Aviation and Asset Finance. Mary advises on a broad range of banking and finance transactions with a particular focus on asset finance and structured finance. She also advises banks, funders, investors and corporates on all forms of investment and acquisition finance.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Transport

(Next Generation Partners)

Mary WardWilliam Fry

William Fry‘s transport practice continues to be prominent in the aviation sector, handling some of the largest and most complex matters in the Irish market. David Maughan and Mary Ward are well known for their work on the financing of aircraft, while Fergus Doorly and Craig Sowman advise on matters in this sector involving distressed companies, including restructurings. Elsewhere, the firm’s well-established projects and construction teams are frequently engaged on transport projects in the aviation, road and rail sectors; they also handle large projects which include transport infrastructure, such as residential developments. Jarleth Heneghan and Liam McCabe are the key figures in this area. In addition, the practice acts for a number of ride-hailing apps, providing advice on data protection and other regulatory issues.

Ireland > Asset finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Mary WardWilliam Fry

William Fry remains a force in aviation finance with a growing team and a particularly strong record in lender-side engagements. It continues to be active in aircraft portfolio financings and securitisations and has handled key mandates in major insolvency situations, including being engaged as counsel to the examiner of Norwegian Air. The team is also at the forefront of ESG-compliant loans and debt financings. David Maughan has some 20-years experience in aircraft financings and is especially known for representing financial institutions in refinancing Chinese lessor portfolios. Mary Ward is becoming an established name in the aviation finance field, representing lessors, lessees and lenders on aircraft transactions. Fergus Doorly provides additional restructuring and insolvency expertise in this area.