Donna is head of the Aviation practice in Maples and Calder's Dublin office, advising on tax efficient leasing and financing structures.
Having worked for more than 13 years in aviation finance, Donna has extensive industry and structuring knowledge in the aviation sector. Regarded by her clients as practical and commercial, Donna's aviation expertise extends across general aircraft leasing and financing, to include structured products (securitisations, EETCs and general ABS), ECA and bank finance, aviation platform financings, manufacturer funding and support mechanisms.
Donna joined Maples and Calder in 2015. Previously, she was a partner in the asset finance team in the Simmons and Simmons London office. Prior to that Donna worked for over eight years at Clifford Chance, London and three years with Airbus S.A.S. in Toulouse, France.
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.
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
2001 - Called to the Bar of England & Wales
2011 - Admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate in England & Wales
2015 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland