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Appleby

33-37 ATHOL STREET, DOUGLAS, IM1 1LB, ISLE OF MAN
Tel:
Work 01624 647647
Fax:
Fax 01624 620992
Email:
Web:
www.applebyglobal.com

Isle of Man

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby provides a ‘very good overall level of service’ and its lawyers are praised for their ‘responsiveness and depth of knowledge’. The firm fields a large dedicated banking team, which has multi-jurisdictional capabilities. Managing partner Faye Moffett is known for providing regulatory advice and advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on a £27m loan facility to Polaris Investments and Polaris Capital. Also recommended are shipping and aviation finance expert Simon Cain; Tom Brook, who became counsel in January 2016; associate Eleanor Dangerfield; and counsels Tom Brook, Michelle Brook and Kyle Sutherland. Other clients include Santander, BNP Paribas and Lloyds Bank.

Leading Individuals

Faye Moffett - Appleby

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Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby advises individuals and businesses on disposals, acquisitions and lease agreements. Faye Moffett heads the practice and Claire Milne and Simon Cain are active in this area.

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Appleby’s sizeable corporate team of ‘strong technical lawyers’ is led by managing partner Faye Moffett, and includes Simon Cain, whose highlights have included advising Triumph Group on its $71m acquisition of GE Aviation Systems. Also recommended are Claire Milne, who has particular expertise in intellectual property and technology, Kyle Sutherland and counsel Michelle Brook. Other clients include Manx Telecom, RBS, HSBC and Playtech.

Leading Individuals

Simon Cain - Appleby

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

Applebyalways processes work efficiently and effectively’ and is very highly regarded for insolvency litigation. In the liquidation of Vintage Holdings, the ‘commercially sensible and user-friendlyMark Holligon acted for the liquidators and practice head Christopher Cope acted for the petitioning creditor. Highlights for Charles Davies included representing the defendant in a major personal injury case; acting for the claimants in securing worldwide freezing orders to enforce a US judgment; and representing the Lieutenant Governor in disciplinary proceedings involving the former Attorney General.

Leading Individuals

Charles Davies - Appleby

Christopher Cope - Appleby

Mark Holligon - Appleby

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

At Appleby, the ‘very insightful’ Caren Pegg ‘provides clear advice and has a very commercial and pragmatic approach’. Pegg is representing whistleblower Lorna Taylor in an unfair dismissal case, and regularly acts for Microgaming in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters. Other clients include Lloyds Bank and the Isle of Man government. Associates Mark Emery and Rachel Berry are also recommended.

Leading Individuals

Caren Pegg - Appleby

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Insurance and pensions
Insurance and pensions - ranked: tier 1

Appleby

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.

Leading Individuals

Simon Harding - Appleby

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

Appleby

Appleby’s ‘experienced and knowledgeable team of advocates’ is led by Simon Harding, who acted alongside ‘expert’ counsel Andrew Harding for Optima Capital on the foundation of €5m Isle of Man specialist fund Libero Growth Fund. Kyle Sutherland assisted Ferrous Resources with a tender offer for shares in the client by a consortium of shareholders led by Icahn Enterprises Holdings.

Leading Individuals

Simon Harding - Appleby

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 2

Appleby

Appleby acts for trust companies, banks and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, advising on the formation, administration and structuring of trust structures for a variety of uses. Advising trustees on the exercise of their powers and duties and resolving trust-related disputes also form part of the firm’s work. Faye Moffett heads the team, which includes Simon Cain and Sophia Wong. Counsel David Pytches and associate Erin Trimble-Cregeen joined the firm in October 2015 from Standard Bank and Ogier, respectively. In December 2015, Sean Dowling went to Appleby Fiduciary Business and Alicia Cain moved to the firm’s Jersey office.

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

Appleby

Appleby is ‘a solid law firm that delivers high-quality work’. It handles shipping and aviation financing, lease agreements, regulatory issues, aircraft registration and the registration of ships in multiple offshore jurisdictions. Faye Moffett heads the practice, which includes Simon Cain and ‘efficient and easy- to-work-with’ associate Eleanor Dangerfield. Clients include Aegean Baltic Bank, Bank of Ireland and BNP Paribas.

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