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Lawyers - Aviation Finance

The team

The Aviation Finance Team at ALG is one of the largest in Ireland and is ambitious for further growth. The team is ranked 'Band 1' by all relevant guides and we are proud to advise on the most interesting and complex deals in the market with a diverse and top-quality client base. 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. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and value teamwork and ambition.

The role

Strong 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 and work well as part of a team. 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 relevant experience within the finance group of a large or medium corporate law firm.

  • An ability to be collegial, work as part of a team and show a high level of initiative and be proactive
  • 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
  • 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 with six international offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. There are currently 116 partners and over 900 employees. The strong international and domestic business community in Ireland forms a valuable part of the ALG client base.

ALG is incredibly proud to be recognised as the leading Irish law firm in the Chambers and Partners Europe 2024 Guide with the highest number of Band 1 practice area rankings. ALG is also ranked as a 'top tier' law firm in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide 2024 and the IFLR1000 Guide 2023. The firm is consistently ranked number one in the Irish market and on a European level.

A sample of other recent notable awards include:

  • Law firm of the year – Republic of Ireland 2023 at The Lawyer European Awards
  • Irish Law Firm of the Year 2023 at the Chambers Europe Awards
  • One of the top 50 most innovative law firms in Europe 2023 by the Financial Times
  • Best client support 2023 by the Managing Partners Forum
  • Business Working Responsibly Mark 2023
  • Ireland's top 25 best places to work by LinkedIn's Top Companies list for 2022
  • Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law 2024 by GradIreland (for 13 consecutive years)

ALG 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, innovative use of technology and marketing-leading business service teams.