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Stephen Dougherty

Director / Head of Corporate & Commercial

+44 1624 632963

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  • "Extremely helpful"

    Legal 500

  • "Well informed and thorough"

    Legal 500

Stephen is a director within the corporate and commercial and insolvency teams and leads DQ’s BVI and aviation teams.

Stephen advises local and international clients, banks, multi-internationals and HNWIs on all aspects of corporate and commercial, restructuring & insolvency and aviation from both the Isle of Man and BVI perspective.

Stephen's specialist areas of practice are:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Restructuring & Insolvency (both contentious and non-contentious)
  • Aviation
  • BVI Law

Notable cases in which Stephen has been involved: 

  • Acting in the winding up of The Spirit of Montpelier Limited (In Liquidation) and acting for the Liquidator in a highly contentious Isle of Man Insolvency matter.
  • Advising the liquidators of the Louis Group on the winding up of a group of around 150 companies.

Notable publications to which Stephen has contributed:

  • ‘Restructuring and Insolvency – Getting the Deal Through’ Tenth edition published 2016 by Law Business Research.
  • ‘Aviation Finance, a Global Guide from Practical Law’ First and Second editions, published 2016 and 2017 by Thomas Reuters.
  • ‘The Official Guide to Aircraft Registration and Tax’ published 2014, 2016 and 2017 by Corporate Jet Investor.
  •  ‘The Aviation Law Review'  Third, Fourth and Fifth editions, published 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Law Business Research.

Stephen is ranked as a leading lawyer in Corporate Jet Investor and heads the top ranked aviation team.

Stephen is a member of both the Isle of Man Law Society and the BVI Bar Association.

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