Aoife O'Sullivan

Partner, The Air Law Firm LLP

Aoife was admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1997 and England and Wales in 1997. Subsequently she was admitted to the Supreme Court of the Cayman Islands in 2002. She was Leader of the Aviation Finance Practice at Kennedys Law LLP and, prior to its merger with Kennedys, was one of the senior partners at Gates and Partners LLP, a leading aviation law practice, where she was Head of Aviation Finance.


Aoife specialises in business and commercial aviation, military aircraft and civil aerospace. She advises clients on aircraft finance and regulatory issues, including corporate structures, aircraft acquisitions and airline start-ups. She is internationally renowned for her work in aircraft finance and speaks regularly at conferences and industry events. Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine named her as one of the top 10 leaders in business aviation in 2014. She is a member of the Board of Aerion Corporation Inc which is developing a supersonic business jet and was a founding member of IIBN, a network of Irish entrepreneurs. She was previously Chair of the European Business Aviation Association finance and leasing group.

  • Named in Chambers as a notable and trusted practitioner in Aviation Finance

  • Listed in Euromoney’s "Women in Business", and shortlisted for best in aviation

  • Listed in International Who’s Who of Aviation Finance Lawyers

  • Listed in Best Lawyers

  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal

 

Aoife is regularly invited to speak at international aviation conferences and events. She writes for and has been quoted in all major leading publications including the Financial Times, BART, Fly Corporate, Airfinance Journal and Altitudes.

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