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Catherine Duffy

Catherine Duffy



  • Aviation & Transport Finance
  • Finance

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WSG Leadership

Banking & Finance Group
Catherine Duffy 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. Catherine served as Chairman of A&L Goodbody from 2016 until 2019.

Bar Admissions

Law Society of Ireland, 1991
Law Society of Northern Ireland, 1988
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association


BA Legal Science , Trinity College Dublin
Diploma in Legal Studies , Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Northern Ireland.
Areas of Practice

Aviation & Transport Finance | Finance

Professional Career


Spoken at Geneva Air Finance Aviation School.
Spoken at Shipping Conferences in Athens
Spoken at many internal conferences for clients on securitisation


Why Ireland Deserves Its Place as a Global Leader in the Aviation Sector
A&L Goodbody, November 2018

Ireland is a key global hub for aviation finance and leasing, having almost 50 years' experience in the sector. Recent reports forecast that the Irish aviation sector will see growth of over 20 per cent in aircraft assets from 2016 to 2021. Aviation finance and leasing is a global industry with investment into Ireland mainly coming from the US, Europe and Asia. Ireland’s aviation finance and leasing sector was a 'disruptive' industry in Ireland long before the term was even coined...

The Shipping Law Review 2018 - Ireland
A&L Goodbody, August 2018

I COMMERCIAL OVERVIEW OF THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY With Ireland having the European Union’s third-largest ocean area, the Irish government plans to double the state’s ocean wealth by 2030 and, in the interim, make Ireland an attractive location for international shipping activities. The changes brought about by Brexit may help to enhance Ireland’s position further in the maritime sphere...

Additional Articles

Co author of Irish Chapter Aircraft Finance and Leasing (Haynes + MacBain)
Contributor to Shipping Finance Annual
Contributor to Llyods publications
Contributor to International Securitisation Report

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