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Brendan McCarthy



McCarthy Brendan
Brendan McCarthy



Brendan’s practice covers all aspects of asset finance with a particular focus on aviation finance. He acts for airlines, ECAs, financial institutions and lessors across a wide range of debt financing, leasing, portfolio sales and acquisition, sale and leaseback, securitisation, ECA backed, and restructuring transactions.

Brendan is described by clients as ‘excellent’ and ‘very commercially astute, pragmatic, helpful and has good technical knowledge.'

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Publications: 13 April 2018

"As is where is" revisited – allocating risk through the acceptance certificate

(Aquila WSA Aviation Opportunities II Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik As [2018] EWHC 519 (Comm)).

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One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as a Solicitor, (England Wales) 2013


BA (Mod), History and, Ancient History & Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin, 2007

Post Graduate Diploma, Law, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2008

Professional Practice Course, Law Society of Ireland, 2012

Other noteworthy experience


  • A financial institution on the lease financing of next generation high-performance computers for a European weather forecaster
  • CACIB in relation to a USD400m secured facility in respect of a ship scrubber acquisition and installation programme
  • Air Astana on various sale and leaseback and new operating lease transactions to support its fleet renewal and expansion
  • Falko Regional Aircraft on its $255m inaugural ABS transaction involving a portfolio of 39 regional jet and turboprop aircraft

Pro bono

  • Working with Coram Children’s Legal Centre on a project to assist children registering for British citizenship in London