Donna is head of Maples and Calder's European Aviation team and is based in the Maples Group's London office. Donna advises 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.
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Several lessors have publicly announced they are exploring the possibility of launching an aircraft loan CLO while SALT 2021-1, a debut aircraft loan ABS, achieved an oversubscription across all four series of notes. Our panel examines two very distinct approaches to securitizing aircraft loans and the potential impact on the aircraft financing market.