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Appleby handles finance, leasing and registration matters regarding air and sea. Simon Cain and Faye Moffett advise ship finance lenders on multi-vessel deals and shipping company mergers. In the aviation space, Cain, counsel Andrew Webb and associate Alexandra Watterson advised Oisin Aviation on its role as general partner in a partnership to own and lease a Manx-registered Beechcraft Super King Air, while Moffett advised Elix Aviation Capital advised a lessor on registering three mortgaged turboprop aircraft on the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Cains’ work in this sector includes acquisitions, registration and financings of commercial vessels, yachts, airliners and business jets and satellites. Steven Quayle handles various shipping and aviation finance matters, including international vessel repossession matters.

DQ provides ‘friendly and efficient’ service and ‘fast response times’, primarily to ship and aviation financiers. Mark Dougherty advises the syndicate of banks which finances vessels held by Ray Car Carriers, and, with Kirsten Middleton, Crédit Agricole on various issues concerning the registration of various vessels used in the oil and gas sector that the bank financed. Donna Matthews is ‘responsive, and produces good work even on short notice’ – she advised Rickmers Group on the Isle of Man aspects of a $1.4bn refinancing. Other shipping clients include Citibank, which Dougherty advised on registering several oilfield services vessels. In the aviation space, Stephen Dougherty advises lenders and purchasers of airlines and business jets. Other clients include Döhle, Ryanair and satellite communications company SES.

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