David Berkery is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Finance Department, specialising in aviation and transportation finance. David has over 12 years' experience working in Dublin, London and New York. He spent 5 years based in the US, advising many of the world's leading financial institutions, airlines, aircraft lessors, investment banks and private investors on all aspects of the acquisition, leasing, financing and trading of aircraft, vessels and rolling stock. David has a particular focus on asset backed securitisations (ABS), private placements, Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate (EETC) offerings, secured and unsecured lending, portfolio sales and industry-specific joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
"David Berkery is a rising star in Dublin." Legal 500 2020
"Forward-thinking and able to explain different concepts." (Chambers Global 2020)
"A recommended lawyer." (Legal 500 2019)
David has written multiple articles published in Air Finance Journal and other industry periodicals. David drafted the Irish law standard form documents, the Guidance Materials and the FAQs for the AWG's Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS) project. He was a member of the working group charged with the development of the legal and documentation framework around the Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC) product.