We provide advice to major banks and financial institutions, ship and aircraft owners, lessors, and lessees and have deep and trusted relationships with numerous international law firms, shipping groups and financial institutions around the world.

We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations, operating in nine and practising the laws of eight jurisdictions. Our office locations include the key international jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The team have extensive experience in advising in all aspects of the law, including:

Banking

  • Syndicated letter-of-credit facilities in support of insurance/reinsurance and capital market liability
  • Onshore lending secured by a portfolio of securities offshore with or without custodial obligations
  • Trade finance
  • Reviewing facility and security documentation
  • Financing power projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America; telecommunications ventures in South America; and oil and gas projects in a number of countries

Ship & Aircraft Registration and Finance

  • Loan credit facility agreements and security documentation
  • High-yield debt offerings
  • Syndicated (secured) loan transactions
  • Off-balance-sheet structures
  • Lease agreements
  • Asset securitisation structures and Islamic financing structures
  • Financing for the sale and acquisition of vessels
  • Registration of ships and aircraft across specified international jurisdictions
  • Public equity offerings
  • Joint venture structures
  • Operating and finance lease structures
  • Financing of aircraft acquisitions

Asset Backed Finance

  • Acting for lenders and borrowers
  • Advising in connection with the formation of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and various security, priority/subordination agreements

Project & Infrastructure Finance

  • Finance and structuring of major energy and infrastructure projects, including power projects, telecommunications ventures and oil and gas projects
  • Joint venture structures
Our Experts

David Bulley

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2796
E Email David

Fiona Chan

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5760
E Email Fiona

James Gaudin

Managing Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 337
E Email James

Andrew Jowett

Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5316
E Email Andrew

Clive Langley

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3202
E Email Clive

Jacob MacAdam

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2016
E Email Jacob

Garry Manley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
E Email Garry

Malcolm Moller

Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles, Shanghai

T +230 203 4301
E Email Malcolm

Steven Rees Davies

Partner, Joint Global Head of Technology & Innovation: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3296
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Liesl Richter

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2728
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Kyle Sutherland

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 653
E Email Kyle

Juan Thornley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 623
E Email Juan

Andrew Weaver

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 230
E Email Andrew

Jerome Wilson

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3559
E Email Jerome

Benjamin Woolf

Partner: Cayman Islands

T + 1 345 814 2006
E Email Benjamin

Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
E Email Jeffrey

Faye Moffett

Managing Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 631
E Email Faye

Jeremy Berchem

Office Managing Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 601
E Email Jeremy

David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
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Juliette Ally

Counsel: Seychelles

T +248 4295 289
E Email Juliette

Tiffany Boys

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3596
E Email Tiffany

Tom Brook

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 624
E Email Tom

Vincent Chan

Counsel: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5759
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Adam Johnson

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2983
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Manisha Lallah

Counsel: Mauritius

T +230 203 4319
E Email Manisha

Chet Pohl

Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 608
E Email Chet

Robyn Wood

Counsel: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 644
E Email Robyn

Muhammad Aadil Koomar

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4321
E Email Muhammad

Alexandra Dernie (née Watterson)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0) 1624 647 972
E Email Alexandra

Helen Fretwell (née Jackson)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 963
E Email Helen

Eleanor Harding (née Dangerfield)

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 690
E Email Eleanor

Rebecca Jack

Senior Associate: BVI

T +1 284 393 5346
E Email Rebecca

Katherine Johnson

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0) 1624 647 971
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Kevin McQuillan

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 367
E Email Kevin

Farzanah Nawool

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 405 4344
E Email Farzanah

Ashley Oogorah

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4311
E Email Ashley

Nicole Sorbie

Associate*: Guernsey

T +44 (0) 1481 755 611
E Email Nicole

Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
E Email Stuart

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