Catherine specialises in aircraft transactions and acts for many leading aircraft lessors, lenders and arrangers on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing. This includes secured lending, ABS transactions, portfolio acquisitions and disposals, cross-border leasing transactions and the establishment of complex financing structures and operations in Ireland.  

Along with her team, Catherine has led and managed countless large-scale asset financing transactions. She advises a wide range of aircraft lessors on the reorganisation of substantial parts of their businesses and fleets and on the registering, operating and establishment of aircraft facilities in Ireland. 

She also advises in relation to the establishment and operation of aviation joint ventures and aircraft ownership and leasing platforms in Ireland, the acquisition and disposal of aircraft leasing companies and also in relation to aircraft repossessions.

Catherine is recognised in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2022.


Key highlights include advising:

  • Standard Chartered Bank/Pembroke on a variety of instructions including multiple aircraft portfolio acquisitions and disposals; cross-border leasing transactions; complex financing arrangements and the establishment of joint venture entities.
  • SAS in setting up a platform in Ireland for its fleet management purposes and for the acquisition of an Irish Air Operators Certificate.
  • Orix Aviation on the establishment of a number of joint venture entities with various US funds to acquire and finance large portfolios of aircraft.
  • Amentum Capital Ltd. on its strategic cooperation with Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Financial Products Group Co., Ltd.