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Alex Spencer

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Alternative Investment Market
Banking and Finance
Collective Investment Schemes
Corporate and Commercial
Private Client
Restructuring and Insolvency




Alex specialises in corporate and commercial law. His clients are both domestic and international and include private companies, PLCs, large blue chip institutions and corporate service providers.

He has considerable experience in dealing with matters including corporate acquisitions and disposals, rights issues, AIM listings, shareholders’ agreements, general commercial agreements, security documentation, company migrations and non-contentious liquidation and insolvency matters. Alex also advises on regulatory matters together with banking and finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers.


  • Isle of Man Law Society


  • University of Liverpool (LLB Hons) 2001
  • College of Law, Chester (LPC) 2002

Isle of Man

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Alex Spencer - Simcocks

Within: Banking and finance

Simcocksprovides a first-class service’, and ‘always delivers clear advice at a rapid response time’. The practice primarily advises borrowers, often connected with the British real estate market, but also a number of bank and non-bank lenders. David Spencer works with leading international law firms on financing deals, while Amy Coole advises borrowers and arrangers on eight-figure facilities, often concerning London real estate. Alex Spencer regularly advises borrowers on nine-figure loans.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Simcocks is ‘excellent – its knowledge base is of great help for M&A buyers, and it backs it up with first-class response times’. Alongside sale and purchase matters – often regarding Isle of Man companies owning property in the United Kingdom – the firm handles matters such as re-domiciliations (an area of expertise for Alex Spencer), data protection and restructuring. Practice head Irini Newby is ‘excellent in her work – clients consider her part of their team when engaged with the other side of the deal’. 2016 highlights included advising an investor on the termination of a £160m property partnership. Clients include Redefine International, and corporate service providers such as Equiom, Fedelta Trust and Sovereign Trust.

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Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

Simcocks covers the range of offshore private client matters, ranging from estate planning to complex trust management issues. Chief executive Phil Games advises on matters such as beneficial ownership registers, succession planning and the use of Isle of Man foundations. Alex Spencer and associate Kevin O’Loughlin are recommended for court applications and contentious work. Amy Coole’s work includes non-contentious matters such as cross-border estate planning and trusts aspects of off-island divorces. Caroline Jennings handles family law work including separation and cohabitation agreements, some of which involving non-traditional families.

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