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 > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Andrew HardingDQ

DQ is a strong independent practice and, through its membership of TAG Law, can draw upon an international network for cross-border matters. The team’s recent workload has included major M&A and restructurings, as well as general commercial and regulatory work. Andrew Harding leads the practice and, as a former representative at the Isle of Man Government Financial Services Advisory Group, is uniquely placed to handle deals in the finance sector. Financial services work is also an area of focus for Mark Dougherty, who is skilled in M&A, corporate and commercial work. Senior associate Adam Killip and associate director Donna Matthews are also recommended.

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

DQ demonstrates a high level of expertise in corporate lending, ship finance and property finance transactions, as well as debt restructurings. Andrew Harding, who heads up the team, is a former chairman of the Isle of Man Wealth & Fund Services Association. His recent workload has involved advising on secured financing and distressed debt transactions. Managing partner Mark Dougherty is an expert in asset and ship-related financings. Ship finance is also a specialism of associate director Donna Matthews. Senior associate Adam Killip ‘stands out for his knowledge and experience‘.