Stuart is a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department and advises on all aspects of aviation, shipping, rail and other asset financing, trading and leasing matters on a daily basis. Stuart has gained considerable experience in advising on the structuring of aircraft purchase, sale, financing and leasing transactions and acts for a number of aircraft lessors, financiers and airlines in leveraged, syndicated and export credit agency backed financing facilities. Stuart also has considerable experience in advising on structured finance, ABS (asset-backed securities) and repackaging transactions relating to all such asset classes including the establishment of special purpose companies funded by public and private issuances.
Stuart also regularly advises Irish airlines and leasing companies on airline licencing and registration issues with the Irish Aviation Authority and Commission for Aviation Regulation in addition to all aspects of the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol.
Stuart regularly presents to aircraft and aircraft engine lessors on all aspects of the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol and to company directors on their duties and responsibilities under Irish law.
Stuart is also a lecturer and tutor on the Law Society of Ireland's Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance.
Stuart Kennedy is named a next generation partner. – European Legal 500 2021
Stuart Kennedy is recognised. – Airline Economics '40 under 40' guide 2020
Stuart Kennedy is recommended. – European Legal 500 2020
Stuart Kennedy is named a next generation partner. – European Legal 500 2020
"Stuart Kennedy lets you know the pros and cons of all avenues, lets you be fully informed of all of the commercial realities and outcomes." Banking and Finance: Chambers Global 2020
Stuart Kennedy is named 'Highly Regarded' – IFLR1000 2020
Stuart Kennedy is named a next generation lawyer. – European Legal 500 2019
Stuart Kennedy is "incredibly diligent and highly responsive, he is a really safe pair of hands and we are thrilled". – Chambers Europe 2019
Stuart Kennedy is "responsive, knowledgeable, unflappable and extremely helpful." – IFLR1000 2019
"Stuart Kennedy and Yvonne McWeeney each consistently show dedication and commitment. Their knowledge of the financial sector is evident in each transaction they work on, and their responsiveness and focus has ensured that deals are always closed in a timely manner." - Chambers Europe 2018
"Stuart Kennedy is incredibly diligent and very client-focused." - Chambers Europe 2018