Matheson


Practice Areas

Aviation Finance

Related Expertise

Expertise

"A shining example of an internationally focused law firm fully committed to delivering an optimum, specialist service to its clients."
Chambers Europe

Matheson's Aviation Finance Group advises on all aspects of leasing and financing of aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopters.

We act for many of the leading international aircraft and aircraft engine financing and leasing companies as well as a number of domestic and international airlines. We advise on leasing, commercial debt and export credit agency supported financings as well as aircraft and aircraft engine portfolio trading.

We advise both domestic and international asset financing banks in relation to financing and leasing commercial and corporate aircraft. We regularly act as deal counsel or Irish counsel in complex cross border aviation financings including those supported by the European Export Credit Agencies and the US Export-Import Bank.

We have a dedicated Aviation Tax Group with extensive experience in the aviation sector providing advice and analysis in respect of tax enhanced aviation financings. We are counsel to the Registrar of the International Registry established pursuant to the Cape Town Treaty and Aircraft Protocol.

Matheson was the only Irish law firm to be selected as one of the “top 10 aviation finance law firms” in the world by Airfinance Journal 2010.

Experience Highlights

Lawyers in our Aviation Finance Group have advised among others:

  • a major private equity fund in relation to its acquisition of an aircraft portfolio comprising in excess of 150 aircraft
  • an international investor in a 50/50 joint venture arrangement to acquire up to 70 Airbus A320 aircraft
  • a domestic airline in its acquisition of up to 20 new aircraft
  • the Export-Import Bank of China in respect of its financing of six Airbus A320 aircraft to a Chinese based lessor. The first aircraft delivered under this facility was the first non European assembled Airbus aircraft and the first A320 to be produced at Airbus' new assembly facility in Tianjin, China.
  • an international lessor and financier in its acquisition of 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft
  • an Irish aircraft lessor on its acquisition of 30 aircraft and an airline
  • on the establishment of an Irish licenced airline
  • on the acquisition of a portfolio of 37 aircraft
  • on the acquisition of Irish and European airlines

In addition to:

  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on aircraft securitisation transactions
  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on US EX-IM supported financing of Boeing aircraft
  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on European Export Credit supported financing of Airbus and ATR aircraft
  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on BNDES Brazilian export credit supported financing of Embraer aircraft
  • regularly advising on the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol

Accolades

The aviation finance practice, maintains a strong reputation (in high-profile aircraft portfolio refinancing).
European Legal 500 2016

Matheson's "very strong aviation team" is headed by Chris Quinn.
European Legal 500 2015

Chris Quinn is an Aviation Finance expert.
Who's Who Legal 100 2014

Chris Quinn's practice is highly regarded for the aviation finance work.
IFLR1000 2014

"This dedicated team continues to impress market observers with its excellent client service and wide-ranging expertise."
Chambers Europe 2013

"An outstanding team deserving of its first-class reputation. It consistently produces high-quality work."
Chambers Europe 2013

One client explained their relationship as being "predicated on trust and shared experience".
IFLR1000 2013

"We find Chris Quinn and his team to be a highly valuable resource. Chris is very client focused and the depth of knowledge he holds in this area instils confidence in his clients. He is responsive and suitably commercial in focus."
IFLR1000 2013

"A shining example of an internationally focused law firm fully committed to delivering an optimum, specialist service to its clients."
Chambers Europe

Matheson's Aviation Finance Group advises on all aspects of leasing and financing of aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopters.

We act for many of the leading international aircraft and aircraft engine financing and leasing companies as well as a number of domestic and international airlines. We advise on leasing, commercial debt and export credit agency supported financings as well as aircraft and aircraft engine portfolio trading.

We advise both domestic and international asset financing banks in relation to financing and leasing commercial and corporate aircraft. We regularly act as deal counsel or Irish counsel in complex cross border aviation financings including those supported by the European Export Credit Agencies and the US Export-Import Bank.

We have a dedicated Aviation Tax Group with extensive experience in the aviation sector providing advice and analysis in respect of tax enhanced aviation financings. We are counsel to the Registrar of the International Registry established pursuant to the Cape Town Treaty and Aircraft Protocol.

Matheson was the only Irish law firm to be selected as one of the “top 10 aviation finance law firms” in the world by Airfinance Journal 2010.


Lawyers in our Aviation Finance Group have advised among others:

  • a major private equity fund in relation to its acquisition of an aircraft portfolio comprising in excess of 150 aircraft
  • an international investor in a 50/50 joint venture arrangement to acquire up to 70 Airbus A320 aircraft
  • a domestic airline in its acquisition of up to 20 new aircraft
  • the Export-Import Bank of China in respect of its financing of six Airbus A320 aircraft to a Chinese based lessor. The first aircraft delivered under this facility was the first non European assembled Airbus aircraft and the first A320 to be produced at Airbus' new assembly facility in Tianjin, China.
  • an international lessor and financier in its acquisition of 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft
  • an Irish aircraft lessor on its acquisition of 30 aircraft and an airline
  • on the establishment of an Irish licenced airline
  • on the acquisition of a portfolio of 37 aircraft
  • on the acquisition of Irish and European airlines

In addition to:

  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on aircraft securitisation transactions
  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on US EX-IM supported financing of Boeing aircraft
  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on European Export Credit supported financing of Airbus and ATR aircraft
  • regularly acting as Irish counsel on BNDES Brazilian export credit supported financing of Embraer aircraft
  • regularly advising on the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol

The aviation finance practice, maintains a strong reputation (in high-profile aircraft portfolio refinancing).
European Legal 500 2016

Matheson's "very strong aviation team" is headed by Chris Quinn.
European Legal 500 2015

Chris Quinn is an Aviation Finance expert.
Who's Who Legal 100 2014

Chris Quinn's practice is highly regarded for the aviation finance work.
IFLR1000 2014

"This dedicated team continues to impress market observers with its excellent client service and wide-ranging expertise."
Chambers Europe 2013

"An outstanding team deserving of its first-class reputation. It consistently produces high-quality work."
Chambers Europe 2013

One client explained their relationship as being "predicated on trust and shared experience".
IFLR1000 2013

"We find Chris Quinn and his team to be a highly valuable resource. Chris is very client focused and the depth of knowledge he holds in this area instils confidence in his clients. He is responsive and suitably commercial in focus."
IFLR1000 2013



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