Marina Warwick

Advocate (Isle of Man), solicitor (England & Wales), international lawyer (Russia) at Alma Legal Isle of Man

About Marina

Alma Legal is a registered business name and trademark of Marina Warwick practising as an Isle of Man advocate, English solicitor and Russian lawyer – specialist in international trade law and private international law.


Her practice focuses on company and commercial law and the areas of her master’s degree from the LSE: international tax, intellectual property and Internet law.

Marina’s skills are particularly well suited to tax-efficient structuring and finance of businesses with international interests, which include innovative enterprises, such as e-gaming and cryptocurrency operators, biomedical research and venture capital projects, and established industries such as financial and information technology service providers, investment funds, shipping and aviation.

Marina advises on matters of English, EU, Isle of Man and Russian law arising in the structuring of international groups and trusts with a view to ensuring investment and asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, tax efficiency and isolation of risks.

Trained at the oldest and largest international law firms such as Freshfields, Gide Loyrette Nouel and Mannheimer Swartling and then Isle of Man firms such as Simcocks, Marina has more than 20 years of experience in the legal business, including more than 7 years post-qualification as an Isle of Man advocate and an English solicitor. She is often instructed by lawyers and other professionals for specialist work and is experienced in providing integrated service as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

Clients interviewed by Legal500 praise her as ‘efficient and attentive’.

Areas of practice

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


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.


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.


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