Growth in Irish aviation finance sector sees A&L Goodbody hire new partner

David Berkery

A&L Goodbody has appointed David Berkery as a new partner in its aviation and transport finance team.

Recent reports forecast that the Irish aviation sector will see growth of over 20 per cent in aircraft assets from 2016 to 2021. Aviation finance and leasing is a global industry with investment into Ireland mainly coming from the US, Europe and Asia.

Mr Berkery has over 12 years’ experience in Dublin, London and New York. He regularly advises on the acquisition, leasing, financing and trading of aircraft, vessels and rolling stock.

He has a particular focus on asset-backed securitisations (ABS), private placements, Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate (EETC) offerings, secured and unsecured lending, portfolio sales and industry-specific joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

Julian Yarr, managing partner at A&L Goodbody, said: “I’m delighted to welcome David to our internationally renowned aviation and transport finance team.

“This sector has been a huge success story for Ireland over the last 50 years and the prospects for further growth look very good. David will join our large team of experienced, market-leading lawyers, bringing with him a deep understanding and knowledge of international finance markets and clients.”

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