Alma Legal is a registered business name and trademark of Marina Warwick practising as an Isle of Man advocate, English solicitor and international lawyer.
Her practice focuses on company and commercial law and the areas of her master’s degree from the London School of Economics: international tax, intellectual property and Internet law.
For the past decade, she has acted primarily for the owners of businesses with international interests setting up in the Isle of Man, expanding from business law to private law to serve her individual client needs for the planning of inheritance and succession.
In 2022, Marina Warwick registered with the Legal Aid Office to provide legal advice and assistance to refugees immigrating to the Isle of Man and the UK in practice areas paid for by Legal Aid, including immigration law (under the Green Form Scheme), human rights and criminal law.
Marina has acted for and against businesses in information technology services, shipping and aviation, financial services, cryptocurrency exchange, issue and related services, e-gaming, medical research and innovation, insurance and local services. Marina gained extensive experience advising them on intellectual property (IP) law, in particular, trade secrets, trademark infringement and the effect of Brexit in the international IP protection, data protection, regulation, employment, commercial law, particularly contract law and acquisitions of businesses and property, and planning.
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 25 years of experience in the legal business, including more than 12 years post-qualification experience as an Isle of Man advocate and an English solicitor.
Clients interviewed by Legal500 praise her as ‘efficient and attentive’.
International Lawyer (Russia) (1997)
Advocate (Isle of Man) (2010)
Solicitor (England and Wales) (2010)
Commissioner for Oaths (Isle of Man) (2014)
Specialist (distinction), international trade law (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 1997)
Master in Laws (LL.M.) (London School of Economics, 2002)
Postgraduate Diplomas in Law and Legal Practice (The College of Law, London, 2006 and 2007)
Executive Space Course (International Space University in Strasbourg, 2010)
English, Russian (native or bilingual proficiency)
French (professional proficiency)
British Chevening Scholarship
Chevening Queen’s Award winner
Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship
Isle of Man Law Society
Law Society of England and Wales
British Chevening Club
Isle of Man Wealth & Fund Services Association
Advocate Marina Warwick
1 Athol Street
Isle of Man