Maireadh Dale, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Maireadh Dale

Maireadh Dale is a Partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department, focusing on asset financing, aircraft, property and project financing, structured financing, corporate banking (including acquisition financing) and regulatory matters.

With particular expertise in international finance and the property, aircraft and shipping sectors. Maireadh advises leading domestic and international corporates, financial institutions, arrangers, investors, lessors, manufacturers and property clients on all aspects of corporate lending, restructurings, repossessions, asset, property and structured financing.


Recent significant transactions include advising:

  • Air Lease Corporation and the issuers on its US$344,000,000 offering for ALC's Thunderbolt platform.
  • Blackbird Capital Aircraft Lease Securitization Limited 2016-1 on its $800,000,000 fixed rate notes offering, backed by a portfolio of 19 aircraft serviced by Air Lease Corporation - Airfinance Journal Capital Markets Deal of the Year 2016.
  • Air Lease Corporation on a joint venture with a co-investment vehicle arranged by Napier Park Global Capital (US) LP. to invest and lease commercial aircraft - Airfinance Journal Editor's Deal of the Year, 2014
  • On aircraft financing and leasing transactions as Cape Town Counsel.
  • Major aircraft lessors on acquisition and financings of aircraft and engines.
  • The lenders financing the acquisition by Carlyle Cardinal Ireland of Abtran, one of Ireland's largest indigenous business management service providers.
  • Carlyle Cardinal Ireland on the restructuring of loan facilities for Payzone Ireland.
  • International private equity investors on the acquisition and refinancing of loan portfolios.
  • On the sale of large property loan portfolios.
  • Participating institutions on the acquisition and restructuring of assets managed by NAMA.
  • Borrowers in the development and construction sectors restructuring their group and acquiring assets from NAMA.
  • Specialist property investors in joint venture arrangements for the purchase and development of property assets.
  • Financing of medical technology companies.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on the financing of its $8.4bn acquisition of Synageva BioPharma Corp.
  • Dalata on the €300m financing of its acquisition of nine Moran Bewley hotels in Ireland and Britain.
  • TDR Capital on the financing of its £750m acquisition of David Lloyd Leisure.
  • Syndicate of banks on €150m financing to ICG plc (Finance Dublin - Loans and Financing Deal of the Year, 2013).
  • Eaton Corporation on the financing of its $13 billion offer for Cooper Industries (Finance Dublin - Most Innovative Deal of the Year, 2013).
  • élan on the merger of élan Drug Technologies with Alkermes.

Market Recommendations

  • "Maireadh Dale really is top notch." (Legal 500 2014)


  • BCL, University of Dublin, 1995
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1999

Professional activities

Maireadh is also an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.

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really is top notch

(legal 500 2014)