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Cains

FORT ANNE, DOUGLAS, IM1 5PD, ISLE OF MAN
Tel:
Work 01624 638300
Fax:
Fax 01624 638333
Email:
Web:
www.cains.com
Douglas, London, Singapore

Isle of Man

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Cains attracts praise for its ‘exceptional level of service’; ‘its team is very responsive to requests for assistance, even in the most complex matters’. The firm advises borrowers and lenders on financing deals, including acquisition finance and senior secured facilities, as well as on banking regulation matters. Tristan Head is ‘attentive, smart, and works to City deadlines – he works as part of the team, not as just an offshore lawyer’, while ‘go-to personRichard Vanderplank is ‘a pleasure to work with –contact him with a problem, and it will be resolved very quickly’. Scott Leonard-Morgan and Steven Quayle are other names of note in the Douglas office. Mike Edwards in the firm’s London office advised Tangguh Production Sharing Contract Partners, a joint venture that includes BP,on the Manx aspects of a $12bn multi-sourced financing of a liquefied natural gas project in Indonesia. Sally Cranshaw is now at Keystone Law.

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Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Cains is ‘knowledgeable in the area and an efficient transaction manager’. Of-counsel Alex Poole-Wilson is ‘very responsive, turning documents around quickly and proactively leading the sale process’; along with Jeremy Walton, who ‘provides excellent service, with great attention to detail throughout the transaction’, he advised Döhle on the £13.3m sale and leaseback of Fort Anne to Channel Islands Property Fund. Poole-Wilson also advised Zurich Financial Services on a development agreement with Dandara for a new office building, and Antham 1 Limited on the £3.8m sale of a bank branch in Douglas.

Leading individuals

Alex Poole-Wilson - Cains

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Cains handles the Isle of Man aspects of significant international transactions and restructurings. Tim Shepherd and Andrew Baker handle the Isle of Man aspects of prestige onshore property deals involving Manx SPVs, while Richard Vanderplank handles major cross-border corporate restructurings for corporates and family offices, in addition to M&A. Tristan Head advised Fiera Capital Corporation on its £41m acquisition of Charlemagne Capital, including its Manx subsidiary.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Covering the gamut of litigation, from insolvency and commercial disputes through to trust cases, Cains and its ‘strong senior individuals’ provide ‘excellent service – it delivers what it promises’. ‘Great communicatorPeter Clucas has been involved in a number of insolvency cases; he represented Brooks Macdonald Asset Management in a case involving winding-up order against Origo Partners, which settled, and advised Hirco on the Manx aspects of its multi-jurisdictional dispute with the Hiranandani family, which ended in October 2016 by the winding up of Hirco. Seth Caine is representing Woman LLC in a case concerning the allegedly fraudulent receipt of $30m from a Vincentian trust, and is acting for space tourism company Excalibur Almaz in a case brought by Japanese internet entrepreneur and potential space tourist Takafumi Horie in which the client is seeking an injunction for Horie’s alleged violation of a settlement by bringing of proceedings in Texas. Robert Colquitt is ‘very knowledgeable in the field of trust litigation and thinks deeply about the problems presented to him’. He represented a trust protector in a case regarding variations to the deed of a $230m trust. Other clients include liquidators and trust companies.

Leading individuals

Peter Clucas - Cains

Seth Caine - Cains

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Insurance and pensions
Insurance and pensions - ranked: tier 3

Cains

Headed by Jonathan Latham, Cains handles work such as transfers of business and cross-border regulatory matters.

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Investment funds and capital markets
Investment funds and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Cains

CainsTristan Head handles various mandates concerning both debt and equity capital markets. His recent work includes advising Norcon on a take-private, which involved a delisting from AIM, and Tullow Oil on a convertible bond offering, negotiating with the Isle of Man guarantors.

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Shipping, aviation and space
Shipping, aviation and space - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Cains’ work in this sector includes acquisitions, registration and financings of commercial vessels, yachts, airliners and business jets and satellites. Steven Quayle handles various shipping and aviation finance matters, including international vessel repossession matters.

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