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ISTAT Learning Lab 29 September

Start Date: 29 September 2020

Start Time: 10:00 NEW YORK | 15:00 DUBLIN | 22:00 SINGAPORE

Duration:75 minutes


Lessor Accounting & Tax Topics in Times of Crisis - This ISTAT Learning Lab will review the accounting implications when operating leases are restructured, aircrafts are repossessed, and asset impairment needs to be considered. It will include a review of the relevant current international tax issues including the practical impact of multilateral tax change.

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Ronan Doyle



Ronan Doyle is a Partner of PwC and leads our audit services to the treasury, capital markets, leasing and structured finance sectors. In this capacity, Ronan provides both external and internal audit services, as well as advisory assistance and reviews to domestic and multi-national clients. He has significant experience in the implementation of IFRS, US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley within banks and treasury centres. He is also responsible for the market risk services within PwC Ireland which provide advice on strategy, controls, complex accounting and valuation related issues impacting banks, treasuries and structured finance companies today. Ronan is the Irish representative on the PwC Global Corporate Treasury Technical Committee, the PwC European Treasury Leaders network and the PwC expert group on the impacts of changes to loan loss provisioning. He is also responsible for the Firm's Risk and Quality function, and in this role, is a member of PwC Ireland's Leadership Team. Ronan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Brian Leonard

Tax Partner

PwC Ireland

Brian Leonard is a tax partner with the PwC financial services tax practice in Ireland. Brian specialises in the corporate taxation of aircraft and equipment lessors, asset financiers and banks and has significant experience of advising on domestic and international taxation matters, including international tax structuring through Ireland and the taxation of capital market transactions including securitisations. Brian has in-depth knowledge and experience in the aircraft leasing industry and provides assistance and support on all aspects of managing an aircraft portfolio to his clients. Brian has considerable experience working with international aircraft leasing and private equity clients on a wide range of tax structuring matters. Brian advises a number of the largest global aircraft lessors and investors that have acquired aircraft from lessors. These include GECAS, SMBC, Orix, Nordic Aviation Capital and Avenue Capital. He has authored a number of published articles and spoken at a number of industry conferences and events on the topic of the impact of BEPS on the aviation leasing industry. As part of the PwC Aviation Finance Tax Directors’ Network Brian has sought to represent the leasing industry in respect of same.
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