Appleby is an established name for commercial real estate transactions, financing and lease agreements. Managing partner Faye Moffett leads the practice and is supported by newly-promoted Tom Brook, who is particularly active in real estate finance. Senior associate Alexandra Dernie is also recommended and advises the likes of Barclays and McDonald's.
Commercial property in Isle Of Man
‘Effective cover for the Isle of Man jurisdiction.’
‘Responsive and adaptable to changing instructions.’
‘The service provided is efficient and professional but also with a relaxed and friendly feel. ‘
‘There is flexibility around adding scope to the work and any urgent matters are dealt with immediately. A good combination of knowledge, skill and approachability that provides impression that client and advocates are in it together to solve problems.’
‘Alexandra Dernie is always responsive, pragmatic and commercial.‘
Presbyterian Mutual Society Limited
Barclays Bank PLC
Old Mutual International Isle of Man Limited
Travis Perkins Trading Company Limited
McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
LV Group Limited
Game Retail Limited
Screwfix Direct Limited
- Advised LV Group as the buyer by way of share sale, of a company that owns a newly developed care home in the Isle of Man.
- Advised Barclays as the lender in connection with a re-financing to an Isle of Man incorporated borrower in the sum of £12.5m. The loan was secured over four major commercial property premises in the Isle of Man.
- Advised Investec Bank as the lender in connection with a loan to Y2K Investments Limited in the sum of £2.25m which was secured against a large commercial premises which is leased to the Co-Operative Group.
Cains attracts praise for its 'extensive knowledge' across the piece concerning property on the Isle of Man. Alex Poole-Wilson leads the team and advises on transactions, financing and property management matters. Other key names include Tim Shepherd, who is a key name for real estate finance mandates, and Stephanie Chew.
‘There is not a mass turnover of new names and faces where you have to start building a rapport again or not knowing the values or drivers of those individuals. I am assured when dealing with Cains, I know the people involved and their values, which is extremely important because I know I can rely and trust them to deliver in times when the fast-paced world of commercial property transactions demands.’
‘Alex Poole-Wilson demonstrated professionalism, a great attention to detail and client’s needs, competency and dedication. Always providing a clear and timely legal advice, helping the matter at hand to progress as quickly as possible.’
‘Tim Shepherd, Matthew Quinn and their colleagues are a great team with a strong client focus.’
Chenavari Financial Group Ltd
Cheyne Capital Management
Heron and Brearley
Hoi Hup Realty
Office Space in Town
Royal Bank of Scotland International
The Stars Group
Twickenham Investments Limited
Urban Exposure Plc
- Acted for EWM Limited on the acquisition of the share capital of Tynwald Mills (Isle of Man) Limited, the owner of Tynwald Mills Shopping Centre.
- Acted for a RoundShield Partners fund on the financing of the acquisition of the share capital of Island Care Limited, the owner of Kings Reach Care Home, Ramsey, following its redevelopment.
For some, Long & Humphrey is 'the acknowledged leader in local commercial property transactions' while maintaining 'a real family feel to the firm'. Practice head Mark Humphrey is 'the doyen-advocate of property transactions and management issues', with extensive in experience in office and retail real estate. Shona Quayle is another key member of the team, which also has liquor licencing expertise.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team delivers a personal service and adheres to and takes on time deadlines and you get the feeling you are partners working together to the same end.’
‘Mark Humphrey is highly experienced, trusted, balanced, straightforward. A no nonsense senior partner. ‘
‘Shona Quayle is friendly, approachable, experienced. Makes law straightforward.’
Callin Wild advise on both commercial and residential real estate transactions, with expertise in advising both domestic and international clients. Managing partner Lesley Webb leads the practice and is highly experienced in handling commercial property acquisitions and disposals, as well as license and lease agreements.
DQ advises property owners, banks and retailers on their commercial property issues on the island. Managing partner Mark Dougherty and associate Libby Gordon together handle the bulk of these matters, which primarily involves leasing agreements, loan facilities and tenancy agreements.
Other key lawyers:
‘DQ is a practice which exudes modern, vibrant, energetic and youthful yet experienced qualities. Many legal practices give the impression that they’ve not moved with the times and have not remained relevant – this is far from the case with DQ, with whom we had a stress-free experience.’
‘Libby Gordon was always extremely positive, pleasant and professional to work with. She’s very communicative and quick to reply to queries. In the fast-paced society that we all now live in, knowing that your query was being addressed and would be responded to efficiently was comforting. The transaction we were involved in was particularly complicated and Libby demonstrated great energy and perseverance in focussing on the deadline.’
‘Mark Dougherty is an inspirational director of DQ. His vision for how DQ will excel as an employer of choice and leading law firm is astounding.’