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Clifford Chance
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131
United States

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Aerospace & Defense, Aviation, Banks, Shipping, Transport & Logistics


Patrick O’Reilly focuses on asset finance and has broad experience advising lenders, underwriters, operating lessors, manufacturers and export credit agencies in a wide variety of aircraft finance and related matters.

Patrick has expertise in the areas of secured and unsecured lending, private placements, finance leases, operating leases, leveraged leases, portfolio acquisitions and sales, securitizations, restructurings, PDP financings and export credit financings.


University of Cambridge (LLM) 2002, Trinity College, University of Dublin (LLB) 2001

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Patrick O’ReillyClifford Chance

Clifford Chance services a wide-ranging client base, and consistently acts for investment banks, arrangers, and finance and operating lessors. It also routinely advises servicers, investors, export credit agencies and governmental authorities. The New York-based practice fields both commercial and export credit agency financing experts, and is highly experienced in aviation capital markets transactions. The department also has a robust operating lessor practice that acts for established and newer operating leasing companies. Clients additionally benefit from the aviation finance team’s ability to leverage specialists from the firm’s tax, corporate, capital markets and litigation groups. In recent highlights, the team advised Global Jet Capital on a Covid 19-related asset-backed security transaction involving aviation assets. Co-leading the US asset finance practice are aircraft finance expert John Howitt and Zarrar Sehgal, who is experienced in asset finance deals. Particularly focused on aircraft assets, Emily Wicker focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions, while Patrick O’Reilly acts for lenders, borrowers and export credit agencies on aircraft financings. Former partner Madalyn Miller departed the firm in January 2022.