Thank you!Your enquiry has been passed on to a member of our team.
Donna is head of the Maples Group's European Aviation team, advising 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.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2018
Maples Group Acts on Aircraft Securitisation for Sapphire Aviation Finance
Maples Group Advises Aergen on US$579.8 Million ABS
Maples and Calder Extends Irish Legal Offering to London
Maples and Calder Advises Avolon on US$10bn Acquisition
Donna joined the Maples Group in 2015. Prior to this, she was a partner in the asset finance team of Simmons and Simmons and before that spent nine years at Clifford Chance. She started her career with Freshfields before moving to Airbus S.A.S. in Toulouse in France where she gained valuable technical, commercial and sought after MRO knowledge. Donna has been described by 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 listed as a leading lawyer in her field by IFLR.
2015 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
2011 - Admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate in England & Wales (non-practising)
2001 - Called to the Bar of England & Wales
Qualifying Lawyers Transfer Scheme, 2011
Inns of Court School of Law, London, Bar Vocation Course, 1998
City University London, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, 1998
Sheffield Hallam University, LLB (Hons), 1997