About us

WQW Limited, trading under the name Wysocki Quinn Woollam, is a boutique law firm whose entire practice is dedicated to servicing client needs by following 3 simple concepts which unite the vision of its founding partners, namely:

 

INTEGRITY,

 

DISCRETION, and

 

EXCELLENCE. 

 

Set in the heart of London’s West End, and surrounded by myriad family offices, private banking and corporate service providers dedicated to servicing ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) and their wealth, our firm models itself on the one-to-one approach demonstrated by those who excel in this highly demanding and competitive service sector.

 

The founding partners of Wysocki Quinn Woollam have all worked for UNHWI clients in the acquisition and financing of superyachts and private aircraft, and their experience extends uniquely also to maritime law, commercial ship acquisition and finance, aircraft acquisition, general marine, general commercial law, and rolling stock acquisition and finance.

Meet the Team

 

Pawel Wysocki

 

Pawel is a non-contentious maritime lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in superyacht sale and purchase, design and build contracts, finance, management, manning, brokerage and charter agreements, as well as various ancillary commercial agreements. Pawel has acted predominantly for owners, mostly ultra-high net worth individuals, and his in-depth knowledge of, and contacts in, the Eastern European market is particularly valued by clients.  Prior to co-founding Wysocki Quinn Woollam, Pawel spent the last decade working with one of the premier superyacht practices based in the City of London and the West End.

 

Pawel is known for his comprehensive knowledge of the North European superyacht construction sector, an area which has over the last few years comprised a significant part of his legal practice, and has contributed to the specialist “Law of Yachts and Yachting” textbook published in 2012.

 

Known and valued by his clients for his integrity and clarity of advice, Pawel has also formerly sat on the technical and steering committees of Superyacht UK (the superyacht arm of the British Marine Federation, the trade association to the UK marine industry).

 

Direct Tel: +44 20 3795 0233

Fax: +44 20 3795 0235

Mobile: +44 7709 338 331

E-mail: pawel.wysocki@wqw.legal

Fergal Quinn

 

Fergal is a transaction maritime lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience as a solicitor in the private and commercial shipping and aviation sectors among others.  Fergal began his career in banking and prior to gaining his legal qualifications worked in an industry lobbying role as an Assistant Director in the British Marine Federation, the trade association to the UK marine industry.  Prior to co-founding Wysocki Quinn Woollam, Fergal worked as a lawyer in the City and the West End, both in-house and in private practice.

 

Latterly, Fergal has acted predominantly for owners and borrowers, mostly ultra-high net worth individuals, in the sale & purchase and financing of high value superyachts and business aircraft, regularly acting in multi-million Euro transactions.  Fergal has also acted for banks and lessors in the leasing of commercial aircraft. 

 

Fergal’s intellectual property expertise marks him out as a specialist in this niche area and he regularly advises owners and designers on superyacht design agreements.

 

Direct Tel: +44 20 3795 0231

Fax: +44 20 3795 0235

Mobile: +44 7803 586 861

E-mail: fergal.quinn@wqw.legal

 

 

Ed Woollam

 

Ed is a transactional lawyer with 30 years’ experience in the marine and rail sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and an examiner for the Institute - having started his career as a shipbroker and ship manager in the tanker trades. Prior to co-founding Wysocki Quinn Woollam, Ed worked in a number of City law firms at Partner level and also worked in Piraeus.

 

Ed regularly acts for ship finance banks, superyacht financiers, ship operators, ship managers, cruise lines and ferry companies – and in the rail sector for rolling stock lessors and train operating companies, having also worked in-house for a major rolling stock leasing company.

 

Ed has particular experience in shipbuilding contracts, vessel sale agreements, ship finance documentation, ship-management and project supervision contracting, and general commercial agreements in the maritime sector.

 

Direct Tel: +44 20 3795 0232

Fax: +44 20 3795 0235

Mobile: +44 7506 742 195

E-mail: ed.woollam@wqw.legal