David Maughan

William Fry - Ireland



+353 1 639 5102

Highly regarded

Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Asset finance
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation

Industry sectors:


Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2017

  • "[David Maughan takes an] excellent commercial approach."

Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2016

  • "David is a brilliant lawyer. Easy to get along and delivers 'no nonsense' advice."

David is Head of the Banking & Financial Services Group and Head of Aviation & Asset Finance in William Fry. He advised on financing transactions for many different classes of assets, particularly aircraft and on a variety of structures including debt and equity investments, operating and finance leases and securitisations.

Recent significant deals David has advised on include:

  • Goldman Sachs as lead arranger on a US$583,370,000 aircraft-backed securitisation;
  • Tao Invest LLC as co-investor with Quantum Strategic Partners, a company controlled by George Soros, in a US$187,500,000 asset backed bond;
  • Davy in relation to a listed €50,000,000 Profit Participating Note backed by Irish commercial property;
  • DVB Bank as lender and security trustee on aircraft portfolio refinancings for Minsheng and BoCom;
  • Deutsche Bank as lender on an aircraft portfolio financing for CDB Leasing.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt

  • Aviation
  • Banking