Isle of Man Maritime Group

Latest success with new Group member Simcocks

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Simcocks has joined the Isle of Man Maritime Group which works to promote the Island as a maritime centre of excellence.

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Simcocks has an established shipping team offering a premier legal service. It advises on most shipping and ship related matters and works with ship owners, managers, charterers, shipyards, traders, banks and underwriters.

There are lawyers on the team who have direct experience of the maritime industry and who work on the registration, sale and purchase of many types of ship and superyacht. Simcocks have considerable experience in maritime finance, including work with banks and investors for the financing of new builds and purchases, and the preparation and registration of related security documents.

Simcocks also advise on leasing, dispute resolution, ownership structures, chartering, insurance, management agreements as well as operating and crewing issues for commercial and private owners. The team has a detailed knowledge of seafaring employment matters under the relevant Merchant Shipping Acts and works with clients on all aspects of employment, contracts, incentives, workplace disputes, regulatory issues and proceedings.

Other members of the group include Baker Tilly, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Bibby Ship Management, Bibby Travel, Boston, Cayman National Bank and Trust Company, Dohle Group, i-Bos, ICM Group, InterManager, Isle of Man Shipping Association, Isle of Man Ship Registry, Moore Stephens, the Isle of Man Superyacht Forum, KPMG and PDMS Maritime.

Chief Executive of Simcocks Phil Games (above) said: “The ringleaders on the Mutiny on the Bounty met here, Captain John Quilliam was the First Lieutenant on HMS Victory in the Battle of Trafalgar, The Star of India the world’s oldest active sailing ship was built in Ramsey and Sir William Hilary founded the RNLI after seeing shipwrecks around the Island’s coast. Mix in Vikings, the slave trade and smuggling and we have an amazing maritime heritage.

“From all this we have evolved and developed into a modern, technically astute international centre of excellence for the marine sector which Simcocks is very pleased to be a part of. Hundreds of people on the Island are involved in delivering a wide range of high class services and Simcocks is looking forward to working with the Isle of Man Maritime Group, to both build on the sector’s existing success and its future development.”

Isle of Man Maritime Group Chairman Bruce McGregor said: “We are delighted to have Simcocks on board – it adds another dimension to the increasing range of skills offered by the Group. The Isle of Man has a strong maritime sector and whilst the Group is Island-based our expertise and services spread globally, with many of our members having international offices and large international client portfolios.”

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