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Rory McPhillips is "very personable to work with: very responsive to questions and he gives sound, sensible advice”.

Chambers Global

Expertise

Rory McPhillips is a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department. Rory has considerable experience in advising financial institutions, equity participants, export credit agencies, commercial and investment banks, airlines, aircraft leasing companies and others in a wide range of matters over a number of years.

He represents clients in the financing and leasing of aircraft, railcars, engines, simulators, trucks and industrial equipment, and routinely handles all Irish aspects of financing structures established across multiple jurisdictions with aircraft and other assets deployed globally.

Experience Highlights
  • Advised on a US$916 million aircraft asset-backed securitisation transaction involving the acquisition of a portfolio of 52 aircraft and one aircraft engine.
  • Advised an airline in connection with several JOLCO structures.
  • Advised an airline on its PDP financing and sale / leaseback of 25 new Boeing 737 Max 8 / 9 aircraft.
  • Advised a financial institution in connection with the financing of a portfolio of 617 railcars.
  • Advised an Irish aircraft lessor in connection with its $1.875 billion financing of a portfolio of 46 aircraft.
  • Advised an Irish aircraft lessor in connection with a $750 million warehouse debt financing facility.
  • Advised an Irish aircraft lessor in connection with a $395,000,000 term loan financing secured by 23 aircraft.
  • Advised an Irish aircraft lessor in connection with a $600,000,000 refinancing of a large portfolio of aircraft.
  • Advised on a US$713 million aircraft asset-backed securitisation transaction involving the acquisition of a portfolio of 54 aircraft and 6 aircraft engines.
  • Advised an aircraft simulator lessor on its acquisition, financing and leasing of 3 simulator units.
  • Advised a lessor of Intermodal Railcars on a €55 million syndicated secured credit facility.
  • Advised on the establishment of numerous orphan and SPV structures to finance a variety of assets including aircraft, railcars, helicopters, trucks, cars and simulator units.
  • Advised on a US$260 million aircraft asset backed securitisation transaction involving the acquisition of a portfolio of 30 aircraft.
Accolades

"Rory McPhillips is professional and patient when explaining the legal issues and always provides us with several paths to solve the problems".
The Legal 500 2021

"Rory McPhillips has great experience and the ability to find solutions".
The Legal 500 2021

Rory McPhillips is "calm and knowledgeable."
Chambers Europe 2021 

Rory McPhillips is recognised 
Airline Economics ‘40 under 40’ guide 2020

“Rory McPhillips is extremely professional, proactive and responsive, and ensures delivery of high-quality services within short timescales.”
Asset Finance: European Legal 500 2020

“Rory McPhillips certainly stands out for his knowledge, commerciality and ability to be responsive to issues as they develop throughout a transaction.”
Asset Finance: European Legal 500 2020

Rory McPhillips is recommended.
Transport: European Legal 500 2020

Rory McPhillips is named a next generation partner.
European Legal 500 2020

Rory McPhillips is "highly responsive and provides commercially savvy advice".
European Legal 500 2020

Rory McPhillips is named ‘Highly Regarded’
IFLR1000 2020

Rory McPhillips is "thorough, very experienced and capable".
Banking and Finance: Chambers Global 2020

Rory McPhillips is named a next generation lawyer.
European Legal 500 2019

Rory McPhillips is a growing presence on asset finance and asset-backed security mandates. Clients describe him as "very personable, easy to get on with and very responsive."
Banking and Finance: Chambers Global 2019

"Excellent knowledge of the market, and now our business and how we do things. He is very supportive and solutions-based.”
Chambers Europe 2018

Rory McPhillips is named a Highly Regarded Individual.
IFLR1000 2018

Rory McPhillips is recommended.
European Legal 500 2018

Rory McPhillips is named a next generation lawyer.
European Legal 500 2017

Rory McPhillips is named a Rising Star.
IFLR1000 2017

Education

University College Dublin, Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies

Solicitor, Ireland

Solicitor, England and Wales (not practising)