John O’Reilly is a SENIOR Associate in the aviation group based in Dubai.

John is dual qualified, in Ireland and New York, and advises on the financing, leasing, sale & purchase and operation & management of business jets and commercial aircraft.

He regularly represents financiers, owners and operators on regional and cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked as Assistant Legal Counsel for a major Chinese aircraft leasing company in Dublin, and as a solicitor in the banking and aviation departments of two of Ireland’s leading law firms.

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  • Air Arabia, flydubai and Oman Air on aircraft finance transactions relating to aircraft operated by them.
  • IndiGo in relation to the sale and leaseback financing of a number of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft delivered during 2018 and 2019.
  • A Swiss financier in relation to a number of aircraft financings.


  1. 2006 – 2007 · University College Cork, Bachelor of Laws
  2. 2003 – 2006 · University College Cork, Bachelor of Civil Law

memberships & associations

  1. 2016 · New York Bar Association
  2. 2012 · Law Society of Ireland