Marina Warwick

Advocate (Isle of Man), solicitor (England & Wales), international lawyer (Russia) at Advocate Marina Warwick, LL.M. Isle of Man

About Marina

Marina is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a master's degree in international tax, intellectual property and Internet law, who uses her skills to assist tax-efficient structuring and financing of businesses with international interests. 

She serves innovative businesses, including e-gaming and cryptocurrency operators, biomedical research and venture capital entreprises, and established industries such as investment funds, shipping and aviation, advising, in particular, on tax-efficient and risk-mitigating structuring of ownership and management of various vehicles.

Before becoming the first Russian-qualified lawyer to be admitted as an advocate in the Isle of Man and founding a law firm there, Marina practiced law in Moscow for seven years, mostly with international law firms, including Gide Loyrette Nouel and Freshfields. She also worked closely with a leading international arbitrator at Mannheimer Swartling on cases heard in the London Court of International Arbitration and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. 

An additional course at the International Space University in Strasbourg renewed her contacts with the space industry.

Please see my LinkedIn profile (www.linkedin.com/in/marinawarwick/)

Areas of practice

  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Fiduciary and Trustee
  • Wealth Management
  • Banking
  • Other Consultancy

Specialization

international tax law,

intellectual property law,

Internet law and regulation of Internet-based gaming and cryptocurrency operations,

company law of the Isle of Man, England & Wales and Russia,

regulation of investment funds and financial promotions to investors in the UK/EU, the Isle of Man and Russia,

international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution enduring confidentiality of proceedings and legally enforceable awards.

I am interested in the following jurisdictions

  • Andorra
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Kazakhstan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

I can help with


Advice on Isle of Man and English law in Russian and Russian law in English or vice versa, e.g.:

- Legal opinions on Isle of Man, English and Russian companies,

- legal opinions and T&Cs for Internet-based gaming, payment and cryptocurrency businesses,

- redomiciliation of companies from or to the Isle of Man or the UK,

- structuring advice affecting company tax residence and ring-fencing of risks, and tax-efficient, including ATED-efficient, UK property holding,

- corporate structuring for holding high-value assets such as yachts and aircraft,
- registration of yachts and aircraft in the Isle of Man, VAT-efficient import into the EU or Russia,
- finance and taking security;

- fundraising, including the structuring of an investment vehicle and review of its investment memorandum to be promoted to the UK, Isle of Man, and Russian investors,

- intellectual property holding, including, in particular, UK and international registration of trademarks (using the Madrid system) and other IP rights by Isle of Man, English or Russian legal entities,

- establishment and promotion of investment funds and/or obtaining an appropriate licence in the Isle of Man, the UK or Russia.

- dispute resolution, including the assessment of the merits and prospects when legal action is contemplated.

The above is not an exhaustive list.

Education / Training

1997 diploma in law with distinction from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University),

2002 master in laws (international tax law, taxation of corporate finance, intellectual property law and Internet law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Faculty of Law)

2010 Executive Space Course from the International Space University (Strasbourg)

2007 LPC from the College of Law of England and Wales.

Experience

Extensive experience in the above areas gained over the past 20 years in practice with Freshfields, Mannheimer Swartling, Gide Loyrette Noel, Simcocks Advocates, Appleby and now my own incorporated practice.

Languages

  • English - United Kingdom
  • French - France
  • Russian - Russia

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