Joe O'Mara
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Joe O'Mara
Partner & Head of Aviation Finance



Joe is a tax partner who advises a broad range of clients on both domestic and international tax matters. He has extensive experience in tax structuring, international tax planning, complex financing transactions and cross-border acquisitions. He has regularly led multi-country teams in delivering tax advice to his clients on large scale projects. Joe has particular experience in advising companies in the aviation financing, leasing, insurance and banking sectors. Joe has spoken at numerous international conferences on tax issues impacting the aviation and insurance sectors.

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Aviation has traditionally attracted investors due to the strength of aircraft as mobile assets and the relatively low risk of loss given default in transactions, however, the pandemic has put this stability into question. What is the route to market in aviation now for investors?

  • Has Covid changed how investors evaluate risk in aircraft investments now given the uncertainty around residual values?
  • Evaluating the current risk/return profile of aviation in comparison to other transportation/infrastructure sectors. 
  • What are the various routes to market available to investors? How are they accessed? (e.g. public markets, direct lending, debt funds, etc.) 
  • How do investors approach the sector whilst taking ESG considerations/regulations seriously? 

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Maybel Saleh
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Thomas Light
Portfolio Manager, Muzinich & Co.
Joe O'Mara
Partner & Head of Aviation Finance, KPMG