Leadership Team


Ed Riley

General Counsel

Ed Riley has been Avolon’s General Counsel since May 2010. Ed manages Avolon’s legal team and has responsibility for all of Avolon’s legal and contractual matters.

Ed began his career at Clifford Chance in London. Specialising in aircraft finance, he advised airlines, banks and lessors and also completed secondments to Airbus and GECAS. He then spent six years from 2001 as Senior Legal Counsel with Airbus in Toulouse before joining RBS Aviation Capital as Senior Vice President, Commercial Negotiation with responsibility for leading the negotiation of transaction documentation with airlines, financiers, operating lessors and export credit agencies.

Ed has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Modern Languages from The University of Durham and a Diploma in Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice from The College of Law, York. He was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1999.

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