Aviation and Asset Finance
The aviation practice in Flynn O'Driscoll is very broad and comprises international and domestic clients from across the sector ranging from leasing companies, airlines, technical & maintenance organisations, paint shops, engine shops and spare parts providers.
James is the lead partner in the firms Aviation and Asset Finance practice has a breadth of knowledge that spans the industry with experience ranging from drafting and negotiation of general terms agreements through to representing leasing companies on purchase, sale & leasing transactions from lease due diligence through to transaction execution.
In particular James is very experienced on all aspects of cross-border aircraft financing and leasing including drafting and negotiating leasing, finance and security documentation as well as providing advices in relation to aircraft registration and the practical application of the Cape Town Convention.
In James' early career he practiced as a Chartered Company Secretary; James has built upon this experience and as a Solicitor has developed a specific expertise in tax driven corporate restructuring and succession planning for family businesses.
On the insolvency side James has advised a number of domestic companies throughout their insolvency process as well as providing legal advice to insolvency practitioners.
Deals and Awards:
Notable recent transactions include:
• advising as lead counsel in relation to the process of obtaining an Irish Air Operators Certificate (AOC) leading to the establishment of a new Irish airline;
• advising as Irish counsel in relation to a warehouse financing facility in the amount of USD$500,000,000; and
• representing an Irish lessor in connection with a €1 billion Eurobond issuance.
James joined Flynn O'Driscoll - 2007,
Partner - January 2014
Managing Partner - June 2019.
Dip. Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
Dip. Aviation Leasing & Finance
Dip. Legal Studies
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, England & Wales