Mark Dougherty > DQ > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


Managing Director and member of corporate and commercial department.

Mark has extensive experience both in the Isle of Man and Bermuda in corporate and commercial law and is ranked as one of the top corporate and commercial lawyers on the Island. Mark regularly advises multi-national companies, listed entities, banks and private equity houses as well as high net worth individuals in a wide range of Isle of Man corporate and commercial matters.

Mark is a qualified notary public.

Mark’s specialist areas of practice are banking, capital markets, shipping, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.


Trained Simcocks Advocates; qualified Isle of Man 1999, England and Wales 2000; Appleby Spurling & Kempe, Bermuda (now Appleby) 2000-01; Dougherty Quinn 2001, director 2005.




Sits on IOM Government Regulatory and Legislative Innovation Working Group;
Post member of Isle of Man Law Society Council (Head of Education).


Sport, especially rugby and hockey, theatre, and travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Banking and finance

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 > Shipping, aviation and space

(Leading individuals)

Mark DoughertyDQ

At DQ, Mark Dougherty handles various ship finance mandates. Donna Matthews, an associate, also plays a lead role on significant work. Stephen Dougherty is now at FinLaw.

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Mark DoughertyDQ