Partners in Business

Our internationally focused law firm combines a genuinely partner-led, commercial approach with legal expertise to help clients achieve their goals.

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What we Do

FIN | LAW is a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking. Experts in BVI and Isle of Man law, our service is built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. 

Our Services
Mergers and acquisitions, Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements, Corporate Advisory, Finance, Investment Funds, Aviation, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, Private Client & Fiduciary


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Who we are

We are international lawyers, each with significant experience of BVI and Isle of Man laws. Each of our lawyers originally qualified as solicitors under the laws of England and Wales and subsequently spent considerable time living and working in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man and Luxembourg, practising as either partners or senior associates with other global law firms.

Stephen Dougherty

Stephen advises local and international clients, banks, multi-internationals and HNWIs on all aspects of corporate and commercial, restructuring & insolvency and aviation from both the Isle of Man and BVI perspective.

D +44 01624 855321
M +44 07624 334654
E stephen@finlaw.im

Lawrie Kearns

Lawrie is an international trust expert who specialises in advising private individuals, trust companies and other financial institutions on the establishment, administration, restructuring and termination of trusts.

D +44 01624 855322
M +44 07624 356635
E lawrie@finlaw.im

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International Presence

Our extensive international connections mean that we can always identify and engage the appropriate expertise in other jurisdictions.

BVI

The British Virgin Islands is a leading offshore finance centre with a reputation for transparency and regulatory affairs excellency. The BVI is often ranked and recognised among the world’s top offshore jurisdictions.

BVI companies are tax neutral vehicles and provide investors with a robust regulatory framework which promotes efficient corporate solutions without concerns of additional layers of tax. 

The jurisdiction is particularly well known for its company formation services and is the go to jurisdiction for Asian clients.

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a leading international finance centre with a reputation for tax neutrality, modern legislation and a high regulatory standard. 

The Island’s tax neutrality and absence of capital gains and inheritance taxes facilitates substantial investment to and from the UK and Europe.  Our team have an in depth knowledge of the Manx legal market and work alongside all of the major international law firms, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners. 

We have particular expertise in advising corporations, high net worth individuals, family offices, directors, trustees and private clients. 

Jersey

Jersey has a prominent position within the global finance industry and is widely acknowledged as a world leader for international finance centres in capital markets, private wealth, banking and investment funds.  

Jersey benefits from its close ties to the City of London and its growth as a jurisdiction of choice in the European as well as Middle Eastern, North American and Asian market

London

London is widely renowned as one of the world’s premier international finance centre. Our London office plays an important role in providing clients and contacts in the UK and Europe with direct access to our legal services. 

Being able to operate in the London time zone allows our office to provide clients with timely legal advice on a broad range of issues relating to the laws of the British Virgin Islands and the Isle of Man.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a leading european centre for finance, with renowned international business expertise for private banking, investment funds and private equity.

Luxembourg has the ability to deliver many offshore business centre advantages for onshore EU finance centres at the forefront of international markets.

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