Tuesday, 22nd May 2018: Premier Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald today announced it is increasing its investment and expanding its reach in the US market with the appointment of Senior Associate, Richard Gill, to its New York office.

Richard Gill is a Senior Associate in the Aviation and Asset Finance Group at McCann FitzGerald. Richard acts for many leading operating lessors and financiers in the aviation industry including AerCap, Nordic Aviation Capital, Orix Aviation, BOC Aviation and GTLK Europe.

Richard advises clients on a wide variety of aviation and asset finance matters, including cross border aircraft portfolio financings, export credit agency backed financings, aircraft sale and leaseback transactions, capital market transactions (including aircraft securitisations) and debt restructurings. He also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating aircraft leasing, servicing, financing and security agreements, as well as advising clients in connection with the acquisition and disposal of operating leasing companies.

Barry Devereux, Managing Partner, McCann FitzGerald said: “McCann FitzGerald is excited to be expanding the range of services it offers clients from the US market. The increasing demand for legal services from US-based aviation and asset finance clients means that Richard’s arrival in New York allows us to grow the services we offer clients and increase our focus on this important market.”

He continued: “We have, in recent times, acted on some major US-Ireland transactions including, for example, acting for AerCap on four recently completed unsecured bond offerings with a total value of US$3.55 billion and for Sky Aircraft Leasing International Limited, as originator and S-JETS 2017-1 Limited, as issuer, in respect of a US$780 million asset backed securitisation transaction.”