The transport and logistics department at Appleby is headed by Kyle Sutherland and Tom Brook with the shipping and aviation practice being headed by senior associate Eleanor Harding. The team specialises in financing transactions and registration of ships and aircraft, offering a comprehensive legal service including advice on any regulatory aspects and issues relating to the registration of ships and aircraft as well as the structuring, drafting and documentation of finance transactions. With further offices in locations including Jersey, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands and Hong Kong, the firm is well-suited to assist with and coordinate complex multi-jurisdictional aviation and shipping matters. Former office managing partner Faye Moffett retired in January 2022.
Shipping and aviation in Isle Of Man
Kyle Sutherland; Tom Brook
Other key lawyers:
AIC Title Service, LLC
Cains’ team of ‘experts in aviation and marine matters’ advises in relation to aircraft and vessel financing and leasing as well as insolvency, restructuring and security enforcement matters, and represents clients in related litigation. With a background in the shipping industry, Mike Edwards is the firm’s expert on structuring and executing high-value ship finance transactions. ‘Very knowledgable’ Steven Quayle ‘takes a very close interest in all developments relating to aviation law’ and is experienced in assisting high-net-worth individuals and family offices with the legal issues surrounding the operation of their business aircraft. Clients include financial institutions, alternative lenders, commercial aviation lessors, airlines, cruise lines and shipyards.
Mike Edwards; Steven Quayle
‘Steven Quayle – very knowledgeable, always available, a great sounding board and always keen and able to assist the client.’
‘I would consider Cains to be the best law firm in the Isle of Man, hands down.’
‘Steven Quayle takes a very close interest in all developments relating to aviation law and his broad experience with other clients contributes to his knowledge and the quality of the advice given.’
‘By far the best aviation firm in IOM.’
‘Steven Quayle – expert, responsiveness, user friendly.’
‘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.’
‘Steven Quayle is an expert in his field.’
Credit Suisse AG
Danish Ship Finance
NCL Corporation (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Hamburg Commercial Bank
Bank of America
Standard Chartered Bank
Investec Asset Finance
Nordea Bank AB
DNB Bank ASA
HSBC Bank PLC
DQ’s shipping and aviation practice acts for an array of clients that includes aviation companies, commercial airlines, ship managers, ship owners, shipyards, banks and service providers and is particularly noted for its advice regarding ship financing matters. Mark Dougherty heads the shipping team and specialises in ship financing matters, such as advice relating to senior secured ship mortgage loans, loan facilities and re-financings. The aviation team is headed by Donna Matthews who is also experienced in dealing with insolvencies in the shipping sector. The team was joined by Paul Cawley in October 2021; he assists with the tax aspects of, in particular, yachting and aviation matters.
Mark Dougherty; Donna Matthews
Ray Car Carriers Ltd No
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Niki Shipping Ltd
Seven Mile Shipping
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Filiale Deutschlandgeschäft
Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited
HSH Nordbank AG
Watson Farley Williams
Handleys Shipping Ltd
DVB Bank SE
DNB Bank ASA
Citibank N.A., London Branch
Blue Water Logistics UK Limited
Joh. Berenberg, Gosler & Co. K.G.
UniCredit Bank AG
McDermott Will & Emery
Cavendish Trust Company
Bank of America
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Ernst & Young
- Advised syndicates of banks including KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited, ABN AMRO, Nordea Bank, Danish Ship Finance A/s and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB in relation to the financing of all vessels held by Ray Car Carriers Ltd.
- Advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in relation to the Sea Bridge Finance Limited joint venture.
Simcocks is particularly active regarding advice to the shipping industry, where it acts for ship owners, shipyards, traders and charterers as well as banks and insurances. The team, headed by Irini Newby, is experienced in high-value and multi-jurisdictional transactions and advises on aspects that cover maritime finance, insurance, chartering, employment issues sales and acquisitions as well as the related security documentation, among others. In the aviation space, the unit further offers legal services in relation to aircraft leases and mortgages, aircraft financing and employment issues for private jet operators.