Adam Killip > DQ > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial and Regulatory & Compliance


Senior Associate.

Adam’s practice encompasses a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory work including corporate acquisitions and sales, banking and finance transactions, shareholder disputes and insolvency matters.

From a regulatory perspective, Adam regularly advises clients on their legal obligations under financial services legislation and has experience assisting clients with enforcement action being taken by the financial services regulator. 

Adam also advises on data protection queries, including in relation to the EU General Data Protection Regulation or ‘GDPR’.  Adam is an accredited Data Protection Practitioner.

Adam’s specialist areas of practice are: corporate acquisitions and sales, banking and finance deals, Fintech and digital technologies, regulatory enforcement and data protection.

Adam is also an Isle of Man Notary Public.


Adam joined DQ as a trainee advocate in 2012 and qualified as a Manx advocate in 2015.


Adam speaks French to a good standard and whilst at university he spent an academic year studying at the University of Rouen in Normandy.


Isle of Man Law Society

Alliance of Isle of Man Compliance Professionals (‘AICP’)


Undergraduate – LLB ELS (European Legal Studies)

University of Durham (2007 – 2011)

Université de Rouen (2009-2010)

Postgraduate (Legal Practice Course)

BPP Law School 2011-2012

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Rising stars)

Adam KillipDQ

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

(Rising stars)

Adam KillipDQ

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‘.