Walkers' Global Asset Finance Group has worked on seven major deals that have won their categories in the Aviation 100 Deals of the Year Awards 2023 at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Global event in Dublin.
It was announced that seven deals on which the firm has advised were being recognised in the categories including Debt Deal of the Year (SMBC Aviation Capital $2.54bn credit facilities); Global & European M&A Deal of the Year (SMBC Aviation Capital's $6.7bn acquisition of Goshawk); and Capital Markets Deal of the Year (MAST 2022-1 ABS).
Partner Killian McSharry, based in Ireland, said: "To have advised on transactions recognised across so many categories demonstrates that our team works with the leading players in the industry, and we are very pleased to have worked with our clients and colleagues on so many high profile matters over the past year."
Partner Sarah Humpleby, based in the Cayman Islands added: "These awards are testament to the hard work and innovation of our clients and we are thrilled to see them recognised in this way."
Fiona de Lacy, Managing Director (Ireland) of Walkers Professional Services, noted: "We were delighted to be appointed to provide both Managing Agent and fiduciary services to the MAST 2022-1 transaction, demonstrating Walkers ability to be a true one-stop-shop for legal and professional services to aviation capital markets transactions."
The Walkers team in attendance at the event included partners and associates from the Cayman, Dublin and Guernsey offices, as well as Dublin and Cayman representatives of Walkers Professional Services, the firm's leading corporate services and administration business.