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Appleby is ‘a solid law firm that delivers high-quality work’. It handles shipping and aviation financing, lease agreements, regulatory issues, aircraft registration and the registration of ships in multiple offshore jurisdictions. Faye Moffett heads the practice, which includes Simon Cain and ‘efficient and easy- to-work-with’ associate Eleanor Dangerfield. Clients include Aegean Baltic Bank, Bank of Ireland and BNP Paribas.

Key figures at Cains include the ‘prompt, courteous and efficient’ Mike Edwards and the ‘commercial, knowledgeable and technically strong’ Steven Quayle, who advises a variety of clients on financings and refinancings. Tristan Head acted for a major client in the satellite industry.

The ‘well-informed and thorough’ lawyers at DQ include Mark Dougherty, who advised a syndicate of banks on the financing of all vessels currently held by Ray Car Carriers, and acted for Citibank in the registration and mortgages for two new oilfield services vessels. The ‘extremely helpful’ Stephen Dougherty handles aviation transactions.

Simcocks advises clients on aircraft leasing and mortgages, as well as a wide variety of shipping-related matters. Associate Peter Taylor assisted a corporate services provider with cross-jurisdictional debt claims that followed a ship repair. Amy Coole’s highlights included advising a corporate client on the provision of an aircraft mortgage.

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