Title: Admiralty and Maritime


Catherine Duffy



Catherine Duffy

Firm: A&L Goodbody
Address:International Financial Services Centre
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1
Phone:353 1 649 2244
Fax:353 1 649 2649
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Tue. 14:49


Catherine Duffy is Head of the Banking and Finance Group at A&L Goodbody. An experienced Banking & Finance lawyer her practice focuses on asset financing (in particular aircraft and shipping), securitisation and tax-based financing and leasing and general banking. She also practices in insolvency

Catherine is a member of the legal advisory panel to the Aviation Working Group to the Unidroit Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. She has also been a member of the Advisory Group to the Minister for the Marine & Natural Resources which oversees the workings of the Irish Maritime Development Office which had been set up to promote and assist the development of Irish shipping and shipping services. Catherine is recommended as an expert in the IFLR 1000.

Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 1988 in Northern Ireland and in the Irish Republic in 1991. She joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1997.


Languages: English
Joined the Law Firm in: 1990


Areas of Practice


  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency


Professional Career



Co author of Irish Chapter Aircraft Finance and Leasing (Haynes + MacBain)
Contributor to Shipping Finance Annual
Contributor to Llyods publications
Contributor to International Securitisation Report


Spoken at Geneva Air Finance Aviation School.
Spoken at Shipping Conferences in Athens
Spoken at many internal conferences for clients on securitisation

Bar Admission

Law Society of Ireland, 1991
Law Society of Northern Ireland, 1988
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association



BA Legal Science , Trinity College Dublin
Diploma in Legal Studies , Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Northern Ireland.