Joe specialises in banking and asset finance transactions and has advised many of the main participants in the aviation finance industry.

He advises on the structuring and financing of the acquisition, ownership and leasing of aircraft and aircraft portfolio securitisations. He also involves advising foreign and domestic aircraft owners and lessors on all aspects of registration of aircraft on the Irish register, operating aircraft in Ireland and establishing aircraft facilities in Ireland. In the course of this work Joe advises on the Irish and EU regulatory framework for the operation and ownership of aircraft and airlines.

He also lectures regularly at the aviation law masters programme at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, and at the aviation finance masters programme at the Smurfit School of Business, UCD.

Key highlights include advising:

  • A number of leading aircraft lessors based in Ireland, including AerCap and Nordic Aviation Capital, in connection with a diverse range of aircraft leasing and aviation finance transactions.
  • Eversholt Rail Group in Ireland in relation to aspects of its debt financing arrangements.
  • Horizon Pharmaceuticals in Ireland on its debt financing.
  • NK Aviation on the financing of its acquisition of a portfolio of 39 aircraft.