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William Fry

2 GRAND CANAL SQUARE, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 639 5000
Fax:
Fax +353 1 639 5333
DX:
23 DUBLIN
Email:
Web:
www.williamfry.com

David Maughan

Tel:
Work +353 1 639 5102
Email:
William Fry

Position

David is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services Group 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.


Ireland

Asset finance

Within: Asset finance

William Fry handled a number of high-profile aviation leasing and financing transactions for clients including airlines, leasing companies and banks. David Maughan heads the practice; he advised an overseas bank on the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of aircraft by an aircraft leasing company and its Irish subsidiaries, and assisted British Airways with an approximately $608.7m enhanced equipment trust certificate transaction. Mary Ward acted for a global aircraft leasing company on the lease and financing arrangements relating to the acquisition of two aircraft.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

David Maughan - William Fry

Within: Capital markets

The team at William Fry is noted for its 'no-nonsense approach to capital markets advice'. David Maughan heads the DCM practice; he advised Guotai Junan Securities on the establishment of an Irish repackaging programme and Eli Global on the issuance of floating rate notes. Elaine Hanly is also active in this area. On the ECM side, clients include Irish and international public companies such as Smurfit Kappa, Allied Irish Banks and Yahoo!. David Fitzgibbon and the 'excellent', 'incredibly well-informed' Mark Talbot advised the Department of Finance on the IPO of a 28% stake in AIB and the re-admission of AIB to the Irish and London Stock Exchanges. Myra Garrett heads the practice. Niamh Dennehy-Maher left the firm and associate Liam Mills joined from Paul Hastings LLP.

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Transport

Within: Leading individuals

David Maughan - William Fry

Within: Transport

David Maughan leads the team at William Fry, which stands out for its 'strong legal and market knowledge'. The practice is strong in the aviation sector: Maughan and the 'very astute' Mary Ward advised a global aircraft leasing company on its acquisition of an Irish firm, and Jarleth Heneghan assisted daa with an infrastructure project at Dublin Airport. Logistics, rail, road and shipping are also key areas of focus. Leo Moore is noted for his advice on technology, IP and data protection pertaining to transport matters, and Richard Breen is also recommended.

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