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.
"Fantastic… a superb banking lawyer. She has vast experience across the full range of asset finance mandates." (Chambers Global 2019)
"Highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioner….calm, accessible and conveys complex legal matters in an understandable manner." (IFLR1000 2019)
"Global transaction specialist." (IFLR1000 Women Leaders 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)
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.