15 June 2018

McCann FitzGerald’s Catherine Deane and Deirdre Barnicle win at European Women in Business Law Awards

Catherine Deane, Partner in McCann FitzGerald’s Aviation and Asset Finance Group, was awarded the ‘Best in Aviation’ award for the second year running at the 2018 European Women in Business Law Awards in London last night. Deirdre Barnicle, Head of McCann FitzGerald’s Tax Compliance Services Group was awarded the ‘Rising Star: Tax’ award. 

Catherine has developed a specialisation in aircraft transactions and acts for leading aircraft lessors, lenders and arrangers on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing. Catherine’s expertise lies in secured lending, ABS transactions, portfolio acquisitions and disposals, cross-border leasing transactions and establishing complex financing structures and operations in Ireland.

Deirdre leads the firm’s Tax Compliance Services Group. Deirdre advises across all areas of tax including the taxation of financial services transactions, capital markets, financial products, banking, reorganisations, restructurings, migrations, real estate transactions and other international and domestic tax matters. Deirdre leads the firm’s service to domestic and international clients for Irish tax compliance obligations across all direct and indirect tax heads.

Commenting on the awards, Barry Devereux, Managing Partner, said

“This is a fantastic achievement for Catherine. She has now won this award for two years running, further cementing her global status as one of the most respected aviation and asset finance experts. The aviation finance industry is thriving and Catherine, together with the McCann FitzGerald team, have positioned themselves at the very forefront of legal advisory work within the industry.” 

“This award is recognition of Deirdre’s expertise and knowledge within her field and the firm is very proud of her achievement in receiving this award. It is a real testament to Deirdre’s hard work and dedication and her ability to consistently provide the highest level of service to clients. The McCann FitzGerald Tax Compliance Services Group has gone from strength to strength under Deirdre’s leadership ensuring that the firm provides clients with a full range of services across the entire spectrum of tax advisory and tax compliance matters.”

The Europe Women in Business Law Awards is sponsored by Euromoney LMG and recognises individual law firms and professional services firms for their work in helping women advance in the legal profession, as well as individual lawyers in their particular fields.

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