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Catherine Duffy

A&L Goodbody

Catherine Duffy is a Partner and Head of Aviation Group at A&L Goodbody. An experienced banking and finance lawyer, her practice focuses on asset financing (in particular aircraft and shipping), securitisation, tax-based financing and leasing and general banking. Catherine is a former Chair of the legal advisory panel to the Aviation Working Group to the Unidroit Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. She is recommended in a number of legal publications and directories including Best Lawyers; PLC Which Lawyer; IFLR; Who's Who Legal; The Legal 500; Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. She is also recommended in the International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers as one of the 10 most highly regarded individuals globally in aviation practice. "Catherine Duffy is one of the country's top asset finance lawyers, particularly when it comes to aircraft." (IFLR1000, 2014). "Sources hail Catherine as an expert in aviation finance. She heads the department and leads on many of the firm's key transactions." (Chambers Global 2013). "Catherine Duffy heads this well-connected team of partners with ‘excellent industry knowledge" (Legal 500 2013). Catherine is praised as “an excellent counsellor who gives practical, solution-based advice on difficult matters.” (Chambers Global 2012), Catherine is described as "a pragmatic and deeply knowledgeable practitioner" (Chambers Global 2011), "highly recommended" (Legal 500 2011) and "is singled out for her huge depth of experience and impressive commercial acumen" (Legal 500 2010). Chambers Global 2010 describe Catherine as "always in control of expansive transactions, and is very commercial and practical in terms of delivery". She is also described as "Clever and commercial". Catherine is the author of the Irish chapter of Hames and MacBain's book on Aircraft Finance and the Irish chapter of Graeme MacBains book on Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights.

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