Our sectors. Shipping

Commercially-focused legal advice from maritime experts.

The Isle of Man’s long nautical history led to its emergence in recent decades as a global maritime centre. Today, it is recognised as a centre of excellence both to establish shipping businesses and register vessels with the Isle of Man Ship Registry, known to be one of the world’s leading registers of commercial ships and superyachts.

Our Shipping team has received a Tier One ranking each and every year since the introduction of the practice area “Shipping, Aviation and Space” in The Legal 500, and our lawyers are recognised internationally and domestically as the pre-eminent maritime specialists on the Isle of Man, having been engaged actively in the growth of the Isle of Man shipping industry over several decades.

“Experts in aviation and marine matters in the Isle of Man. The “go-to” firm in that jurisdiction. Great to work with and extremely responsive.”

Our expertise.

Our unrivalled local knowledge and expertise advising financiers, international owners, managers, export credit agencies and insurers, makes us the go-to lawyers for a broad range of maritime services.

Our expertise spans all aspects of complex, often multi-jurisdictional, commercial shipping transactions including financings, re-financings, restructuring, corporate vessel financing, private equity investments and enforcements.

In addition, we advise on a variety of super yacht transactions, including ownership structures and financings, working seamlessly with our clients’ onshore advisers around the globe.