Catherine Duffy is the Chairman of A&L Goodbody and is a Partner in the Finance Department and Head of Aviation & Transport Finance. Catherine's practice focuses on all aspects of banking including corporate and acquisition financing, asset financing (aircraft, property, and shipping), securitisation, tax-based financing and leasing, and general banking. Catherine has been recognised as one of Ireland's most influential and successful business women at the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Awards.
"Excellent on high-value, complex asset finance transactions." (Legal 500 2018)
"A market leader." (IFLR1000 2018)
"She is the dean of Irish aircraft finance. Provides excellent advice and is always conscious of the need to protect the client." (Chambers Global 2017)
"One of the 10 most highly regarded individuals globally in aviation finance." (Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers 2015 and 2016)
Catherine is a member and former Chair of the legal advisory panel to the Aviation Working Group to the Unidroit Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. She was a member of the first Advisory Group to the Irish Maritime Development Office set up to promote and assist the development of Irish shipping and shipping services. 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. She is also a non-executive director of Irish Continental Group and a former director of Beaumont Hospital, where she chaired the Services and Governance Committee of the Beaumont Board for 6 years.