Name: Ken Rush
Firm Name: Walkers Global
Country: Ireland
Expertise: Asset Finance Services

Telephone: +353 1 470 6619
Fax: +353 1 470 6601
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Ken Rush is a partner and head of the Asset & Aviation Finance team in Ireland, where he specialises in all aspects of asset finance and leasing with a focus on the financing and leasing of aircraft, aircraft engines, helicopters and other heavy transportation assets (such as rolling stock and vessels).

Ken has extensive experience with:

– establishment of aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopter leasing platforms in Ireland;
– pre-delivery payments financing;
– export Credit Agency supported financings (including, ECGD, COFACE, HERMES, US EX-IM, CEXIM, EDC and BNDES);
– financing and/or leasing of aviation assets through Irish special purpose vehicles (including orphan and lease-in lease-out structures);
– operating and finance leasing of aviation assets;
– acquisition and disposal of aviation assets;
– the Cape Town Convention;
– asset and receivables backed financings joint venture financings and tax enhanced structured financings; and
– general banking and finance transactions, including secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated lending, limited recourse financings and structured and leveraged financings.

Ken’s clients include aircraft owners, arrangers, airlines, asset financiers and lessors.​

Ken lectures on several aviation third level and professional courses and is a regular contributor to aviation industry journals and conferences.

Prior to joining walkers Ken worked in the asset and structured finance practice of Clifford Chance, London and also in house with RBS Aerospace (now SMBC Aviation Capital).


Ken Rush of Walkers is “a leader in the aviation field” according to clients, who say his deep experience of aircraft deals give him a “persuasive authority.” One source adds: “He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He shines out over the competition because he gets to a commercial understanding much quicker than a lot of lawyers.” ~ Chambers Global 2016


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