Mr David Maughan > William Fry > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

William Fry


David is a Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance Department and Head of Aviation & Asset Finance. He advises on financing transactions for many different classes of assets, particularly aircraft and on a variety of structures including debt and equity investments, operating and finance leases and securitisations.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Asset finance

(Leading individuals)

David MaughanWilliam Fry

William Fry‘s strong client base includes a number of international banks, and the team is particularly well versed in advising lenders on the provision of loan facilities for the financing and refinancing of aircraft portfolios. Other key clients include aircraft leasing companies and the team has experience advising Chinese lessors on the refinancing of their portfolios. David Maughan, who heads the practice, and Mary Ward also advise on the establishment of Irish aircraft leasing platforms and sale and leaseback transactions, and regularly handle cross-border matters.

Ireland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals: Capital markets: Debt)

David MaughanWilliam Fry

The ‘diligent and personable‘ team at William Fry has an excellent reputation in the ECM space, with extensive experience of advising Irish public companies on IPOs and capital raisings, as well as in acting for underwriters. Myra Garrett and Mark Talbot are key contacts in the ECM team, which is particularly noted for its expertise in the technology sector. On the DCM side, the firm expanded its practice in May 2020 with the hire of new practice head Matthew Cahill, who has significant experience in securitisation, from gunnercooke LLP in London. David Maughan and Elaine Hanly are also recommended.

Ireland > Transport

(Leading individuals)

David MaughanWilliam Fry

William Fry demonstrates particularly strong capabilities advising innovative transport service platform providers on regulatory, commercial and data protection issues. Its team is also experienced in aviation finance transactions and is sought after by international banks and aircraft leasing companies for advice on the financing of aircraft portfolios and leasing transactions. In the infrastructure space, the team is active in road and rail projects. David Maughan and Mary Ward focus on aviation finance, Jarleth Heneghan is a key contact for transport projects, and Leo Moore has expertise in technology and IP issues in the transport sector.