Donna is head of Maples and Calder's European Aviation team and is based in the Maples Group's London office. Donna advises on on tax-efficient leasing and financing structures, in addition to platform establishments and transportation business acquisitions and disposals, all from an Irish law perspective. Having worked on the acquisition, finance, leasing and disposal of transportation assets for more than 15 years, Donna has extensive industry and structuring knowledge, notably in the aviation sector where she specialises. Regarded by her clients as practical and commercial, Donna's expertise extends across all transportation assets and her London city training provides for a unique and refreshing approach to the role of Irish counsel.
Donna has been described by The Legal 500 as being part of a "new generation of partners" who focus on finding innovative solutions to ensure the spirit of the deal remains paramount. She has been ranked by Chambers Global and in the 2020 guide, a client attested that "she has the knowledge and knows the industry and the people in it". Donna is also listed as a leading lawyer in her field by IFLR1000.