Andrew Harding > DQ > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Director. Andrew has significant experience in relation to a broad range of corporate matters. His specialist areas include mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, private investment structures and financial services regulation. Andrew also regularly deals with secured lending, corporate restructuring and matters relating to corporate governance.


Dickinson Cruickshank & Co 2005–09 (qualified as an Isle of Man Advocate 2008); Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC 2009–18 (Partner from 2017); Appleby (Guernsey) LLP 2018-19 (Group Partner); DQ Advocates Limited 2019 (Director).




Andrew is a former Chairman and life member of the IOM Wealth & Fund Services Association.


College of Law, Birmingham, LPC Law, 2004-2005;

University of Birmingham, PGDL Law, 2003-2004;

Loughborough University BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Chemistry, 1999-2002.


Family time, hockey, football, mountain biking and holidays in the Alps.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Insurance and pensions

DQ is considered by some clients as the ‘first point of contact for legal and regulatory advice‘ regarding pensions matters, as well as advising both local and international clients on the full range of insurance and pensions matters. Additionally, the team is able to represent clients in insurance litigation. Director and practice head Annemarie Hughes is a highly-regarded pensions specialist, while Andrew Harding is noted for his expertise in financial services regulation, acting on behalf of insurers.

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Andrew HardingDQ

DQ is a local firm with an international outlook and reach via their membership of international law firm alliance TAG Law. The team specialises in M&A, restructuring and regulatory work. Andrew Harding is the head of the corporate division, and is experienced in financial services regulation. Mark Dougherty  specialises in banking, capital markets, M&A and shipping. The group has expertise in other fields, including trusts, commercial and insurance matters. Annemarie Hughes is skilled in insurance and trusts, and Adam Killip works with a client base including fintech and blockchain companies.

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

DQ‘s team has a wealth of experience in matters ranging from ship financing to property transactions. Department head Andrew Harding specialises in advising banks and lenders with regards to secured financing. He also has a strong understanding of the Isle of Man’s financial regulations, having chaired its Wealth & Fund Services Association. Mark Dougherty is well-known for his ship financing experience and also advises clients on major corporate transactions. Donna Matthews also has experience in ship financing and is head of the firm’s aviation team. Newly promoted associate director Adam Killip assists clients with matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to regulatory compliance.