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Associate - Aviation Finance

The Team

The team is the largest Aviation Finance team in Ireland and ranked 'Band 1' by all relevant guides. The Aviation Finance team is part of the firm's banking department which sits at the top of the Irish domestic banking market, with our advice on international finance regarded as "being the best in class" by numerous commentators and co advisors.

The Role

Aviation finance experience is essential and candidates must be able to demonstrate good experience in acting on behalf of banks and borrowers and a proven ability to manage transactions as part of their training contract. This firm's Aviation Group is acknowledged as a leader in the Irish market and advises banks, airlines, leasing companies, manufacturers, export credit agencies, funds, arrangers and lenders on a number of domestic and cross-border transportation, asset finance, including securitisations of aircraft lease portfolios and the establishment of aircraft leasing and joint venture companies in Ireland.

Background and experience: 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-4 years relevant PQE within the aviation finance group of a large or medium corporate law firm

  • Strong academics
  • Excellent technical and drafting skills coupled with a good eye for detail
  • A track record of excellence in client service
  • A high level of commercial awareness
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • A proven ability to manage multiple priorities and ensure that deadlines are consistently met
  • An ability to be collegial, work as part of a team and show a high level of initiative
  • A strong work ethic, a flexible approach to work and the willingness and resilience to work in a fast-paced environment

The firm

A&L Goodbody (ALG) is a leading Irish law firm. It has 6 international offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. There are currently 112 partners and over 900 employees. The strong international and domestic business community in Ireland forms a valuable part of the A&L Goodbody client base

.It is consistently ranked number one in the Irish market and also on a European level. We are incredibly proud that A&L Goodbody has been named one of Ireland's top 25 best places to work according to LinkedIn's Top Companies list for 2022. A sample of other recent notable awards include Irish Law Firm of the Year (2021) by Who's Who Legal; Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law (2021) by GradIreland; Tier 1 in all 7 practice areas (2022) by Chambers Global; Band 1 in 11 practice areas (2022) by Chambers Europe; Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono (2021) by Chambers Europe; and Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year (2021) by EMEA Tax Awards.

A&L Goodbody has a reputation for leading the way in continuously developing its service to clients and internally to its business. This is delivered through the use of new processes, ways of working and technologies and marketing leading business service teams.

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