Every year, Airline Economics recognises the best young talent in the Aviation Finance and Leasing community with its list of the foremost 40 individuals under 40 years of age. This year, our very own Aviation & Asset Finance partner – Claire McDermott has earned her place in this year’s class.

Having worked in Flynn O’Driscoll for over 13 years, Claire has solidified her place as a highly respected practitioner within the aviation industry.

A huge congratulations to Claire on her phenomenal achievement. She has gone from strength to strength, from the team winning the Aviation Legal Team of the Year in 2021, to deals being shortlisted for awards year in year out, we feel her place in this year’s class is a testament to her work.

Claire has also received the ‘Highly Commended’ designation which is awarded to four individuals to recognise the calibre and sheer quantity of their supporting nominations.

Editor and co-founder of Airline Economics, Victoria Tozer-Pennington, commented, “The number of nominations and endorsements is a testament to the achievements of all of these professionals, which demonstrates the strength of the next generation of aviation industry leaders.”

We would like to thank everyone who nominated and endorsed Claire for this year’s honours.

We, as a firm, are very proud of Claire and all that she has achieved. We wish her continued success and hope the Class of 2023 enjoy the celebrations in London next month.

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