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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

Lawyers at Cains are ‘pragmatic and skilled at handling multi-party international deals’, as illustrated by the firm’s involvement as Isle of Man counsel to the mandated lead arranger, the Development Bank of Singapore, in the $2.3bn refinancing of Resorts World. Mike Edwards and senior associate Stephanie Chew, both based in London, took the lead in this transaction. ‘Clever and responsive problem-solverTristan Head advised Cerberus Business Finance when it provided a €400m senior secured facility to GVC Holdings to finance the acquisition of bwin.party. Richard Vanderplank heads the firm’s corporate department. Andrew Baker and Sally Cranshaw are also recommended. Other clients include Asian Development Bank, HSBC, RBS and Lloyds Bank, as well as a number of major e-gaming companies.

Leading Individuals

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Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 1

Cains

At Cains, Jeremy Walton, Alex Poole-Wilson and Sally Cranshaw act for a variety of clients in relation to major acquisitions, disposals and leasing agreements, and provide assistance to property funds on acquisitions and disposals of portfolios of UK property. Poole-Wilson advises brewery and pub operator Heron and Brearley on the management of its portfolio.

Leading Individuals

Alex Poole-Wilson - Cains

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Lawyers at the ‘excellentCains are singled out for their ‘very good service and great communication’. Practice head Richard Vanderplank acted for a Singaporean property company on its £70m acquisition of an Isle of Man company. Highlights for the ‘very approachable and attentiveTristan Head included assisting local convenience store operator Mannin Retail with its successful appointment as Post Office operator in Douglas and Ramsey. Head also routinely advises Manx Telecom Trading on contracts, and worked alongside Mike Pinson in advising Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Appleby’s fiduciary business.

Leading Individuals

Andrew Corlett - Cains

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Cains fields a ‘reliable and sensible’ team that includes ‘sharp’ practice head Peter Clucas and the ‘user-friendly and cleverLindsey Bermingham. The pair are representing two investors in joint investment vehicle Lime Petroleum in a dispute with that company’s directors. Clucas also defended Eros International against a claim made by RR Connelly Company, which was settled through mediation. ‘Very good negotiatorRobert Colquitt defended Capital International in High Court proceedings concerning alleged negligent management of a trust’s investments. Seth Caine is also recommended.

Leading Individuals

Peter Clucas - Cains

Seth Caine - Cains

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Cains

At Cains, lawyer Richard Vanderplank and of counsel Katherine Sheerin advise high-profile clients on various employment matters, including senior hires and redundancies. Gillian Christian left the firm in January 2016 to join Keystone Law.

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Insurance and pensions
Insurance and pensions - ranked: tier 1

Cains

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.

Leading Individuals

Benedict Hughes - Cains

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Investment funds and capital markets
Investment funds and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Cains

Highlights for Cains included advising AngloGold Ashanti on a tender offer for its notes and acting for Paysafe Group in a £500m rights issue to facilitate the acquisition of Skrill Group. Andrew Baker also advised the same client on its move from AIM to the Main Market of the LSE. Richard Vanderplank and Tim Shepherd are recommended.

Leading Individuals

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 3

Cains

At Cains, Jeremy Walton advises clients on wills and estate planning. John Rimmer is a consultant with the firm.

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

Cains

Key figures at Cains include the ‘prompt, courteous and efficient’ Mike Edwards and the ‘commercial, knowledgeable and technically strong’ Steven Quayle, who advises a variety of clients on financings and refinancings. Tristan Head acted for a major client in the satellite industry.

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