The Isle of Man has acquired a reputation as a global maritime centre of excellence in which to both establish shipping businesses and register vessels. The Isle of Man Ship Registry is widely acknowledged as providing first class customer service whilst exercising an appropriate level of regulation, ranking at or near the top of flag-state performance tables. As a result, it is a popular jurisdiction in which to register merchant ships and commercial and private yachts.

We have a leading shipping practice with extensive experience in advising international ship owners, ship management groups, financial institutions, export credit agencies and insurers on Isle of Man legal issues. Our shipping practice also advises on a variety of super-yacht transactions, including ownership structures and financing. Cains is a member of the Isle of Man Shipping Association. Our team of lawyers has been extensively involved in the growth of the Isle of Man shipping industry over several decades and are in daily contact with the Isle of Man Ship Registry.

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For more details please contact: Mike Edwards or Steven Quayle .

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