Hazel Dawson > Keystone Law > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Keystone Law
Isle Of Man
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Work Department

Corporate/ Commercial


Hazel is a corporate and commercial lawyer who advises Isle of Man companies listed on the AIM, LSE Main Market, NEX Exchange and TISE capital markets in relation to IPOs, reverse takeover, restructuring and rights issues. As part of her varied practice she also provides corporate advice on complex Isle of Man company law issues and commercial advice to clients in relation to a wide variety of transactional work. Other areas of expertise include acquisition and asset finance, corporate banking and finance, business and asset sales, and joint venture arrangements.

Hazel also advises on regulatory and compliance issues, offering expert advice to clients on their legal obligations under the Island’s financial services legislation.

She is also an accredited Data Protection Practitioner, and often advises on data protection and GDPR, with a focus on corporate matters and contractual obligations with third-party service providers.


2019 Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor
2016 – 2019 DQ Advocates | Senior Associate
2011 – 2016 Adelphi Legal Solutions Ltd | Associate
2008 – 2011 Chan Law LLC | Assistant
2008 Qualified as a solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Hazel DawsonKeystone Law

Crossing over with its corporate practice, Keystone Law has a particular strength in real estate finance. Sally Cranshaw and Geoff Kermeen have expertise in financing of UK real estate, as does William Margot. Hazel Dawson joined from DQ, bringing with her high-yield expertise.

DQ handles a diverse range of work in the finance space, including financial services transactions, insolvency work, debt capital markets matters and Manx-listed funds. Mark Dougherty is a key contact in the team, which has asset finance expertise and also strong relationships with Irish law firms. Adam Killip, a new senior associate promotion, is a key name below partner level. Former senior associate Hazel Dawson left to join Keystone Law in early 2019. Stephen Dougherty is now at FinLaw, a new player in the Douglas market.

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

Keystone Law handles a range of work, with a particular strength in UK real estate. Stephen Rodd handles a mixture of M&A deals, many of which concern on-island assets and deals. Sally Cranshaw and Geoff Kermeen are notable names for handling the Manx elements of UK real estate deals. William Margot‘s practice also includes on-island commercial contracting work. Hazel Dawson is a new hire from DQ. John Melia, who joined from Appleby, is qualified in the BVI.