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McGovern, David


McGovern, David

Firm: Walkers
Position: Partner
Address: The Anchorage 17 - 19 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 470 6663
Fax: +353 1 470 6601
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David McGovern is based in Walkers' Irish office where he is a Partner in Walkers' Asset and Aviation Finance Group, specialising in all aspects of the financing and leasing of aviation assets. David has acted for banks, lessors, investors, manufacturers and airlines on domestic and multi-jurisdictional asset financing transactions involving corporate and commercial aircraft, vessels and other moveable equipment.

David has advised lessors in respect of leases to operators of fixed wing and rotary aircraft in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. David has extensive experience advising clients in respect of financing structures used to finance and lease aviation assets including pre-delivery-financing, revolving credit facilities and loan facilities. David also advises clients on all aspects of the establishment and running of leasing companies in Ireland.

Prior to joining Walkers, David worked in the structured and asset finance department of Freshfields and during his time there he was seconded to Airbus and Avolon Aerospace. Prior to joining Freshfields he worked with SMBC Aviation Capital as a commercial negotiator.


Bachelor of Business and Law (BBL), University College Dublin
Masters in Commercial Law (LLM), University College Dublin
Barrister-at-Law (BL), King's Inns