Walkers Global Asset Finance Group Boosted by Arrival of Irish Aviation Finance Specialist

A former Senior Vice President at SMBC Aviation Capital has joined Walkers' award-winning Asset Finance team in Dublin as Of Counsel.

Elliot Milton has joined the team in Dublin led by partners Matt Hedigan and Killian McSharry, having spent the past seven years with SMBC Aviation Capital.  Elliot previously worked in private practice in Dublin, London and Brussels for several years before working as a diplomat in the Irish foreign service, including at its Embassy in Tokyo.

Elliot joins the growing Asset Finance team at Walkers in Dublin following the recent arrivals of associates, Róisín O'Connor and Diana Pacheco.

"We are very pleased to welcome Elliot to the team – his many years of experience working at a very senior level and managing a portfolio of aircraft for SMBC adds to our team's in-house experience and expertise in asset finance matters," said Matt.

"His insight into the Asian markets and fluency in Japanese is also very relevant to our practice, given the close collaboration with our asset finance teams in Hong Kong and Singapore and strong Asian client base."

Jonathan Sheehan, managing partner of Walkers in Ireland, added: "Elliot's experience and insights into the markets in which we operate make him an excellent addition to our team, and we are very pleased to welcome him aboard."

Walkers' Asset Finance practice in Ireland is supported by dedicated legal teams focused on Tax, Regulatory, Corporate and Insolvency & Dispute Resolution, and also works closely with Walkers Professional Services to provide a full service offering to Asset Finance clients.

The Walkers Global Asset Finance Group – which includes partner-led teams of more than 50 lawyers in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore – has been recognised with multiple awards at both the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards 2022 and Airfinance Journal Awards.

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