Our Legal 500 top ranked shipping team works closely with a broad network of shipping contacts (such as ship managers, owners, shipyards, banks and service providers) not just on the Island, but in all of the principal global shipping markets and have extensive experience of cross border shipping transactions. Our lawyers have established a reputation as leading advisers in this field on the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry provides a modern, international register. The Isle of Man Register, whilst independent, forms part of the British Register and accordingly its registered ships have the advantage of being able to fly the “Red Ensign”. The Isle of Man Registry takes pride in its high standards, flexibility and quality of service. Its services are provided at very competitive costs and no annual tonnage dues are levied.
DQ’s shipping team has extensive experience of advising on the financing of new builds, purchases and the preparation, registration and enforcement of related security documents.
"They are very understanding of commercial requirements, very hard working and legally up to speed."
"They offer a mixture of user-friendliness, responsiveness and quality output at the right pricing level."
"The firm has showed a high level of industry knowledge and deep and comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs."
Clients praise Mark's "ability to think outside the box in terms of getting a transaction completed."
"The firm’s team showed high commitment to providing extraordinary quality legal services in a responsive and creative fashion, always focusing on creating value for the client."
DQ is 'organised and efficient'
Mark provides 'quick turnaround and good commercial advice'
"A forward thinking firm with a good understanding of the insurance and pensions sector"
Annemarie is "strong on detail and presents it in an intelligible manner"
Mark is "responsive, thorough and always available".
Annemarie gives "solid and understandable advice on complex issues"
Annemarie "gives balanced and clear advice on complex issues"
Mark is "personable, understands the issues and can tell what's important"
"provides great advice and quick turn around times"
"The 'impecabble' DQ Advocates provides 'absolutely excellent service'"
Mark is 'helpful and responsive'