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At Appleby, Simon Harding’s highlights included advising Lloyds Banking Group on the sale of its Isle of Man insurance operations to RL360, and assisting Aviva with the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Friends Life. Other clients include Prudential, Old Mutual and Legal & General, for which the team also provides regulatory advice. Simon Cain and Kyle Sutherland are also recommended.

Cains’ insurance and pensions experts include the ‘extremely knowledgeable and attentiveBenedict Hughes, who ‘always provides detailed and professional advice’. The firm advises major international insurance companies on a broad range of matters, and assisted trustees of the Singer & Friedlander Retirement Benefits Scheme with its winding-up and buy-out. Of Counsel Jonathan Latham is also recommended.

At DQ, pensions specialist Annemarie Hughes acts for some of the island’s foremost pensions administrators. Tom Maher’s work in this sector included acting for Boal & Co on its acquisition of Zurich Trust Jersey from Zurich Insurance Group, and advising LCL Life and Pensions Group on regulatory matters.

At Simcocks, highlights for practice head David Spencer included acting on the re-domiciliation of a general insurance company from Bermuda to the Isle of Man. Consultant Elizabeth Simpson handled a number of contentious matters in the sector. The firm’s clients include Aon Insurance Managers, Old Mutual, Zurich Insurance and Aviva.

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