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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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  1. Investment funds and capital markets
  2. Leading individuals: Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

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Clients recommend Appleby’s counsel Tom Brook, who recently teamed up with Kyle Sutherland to oversee several listings on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), such as the listing of Eddie Stobart Logistics on AIM on behalf of Greenwhitestar, an existing investor. Faye Moffett acted for a venture capital firm in its share restructuring, including buy-backs, the issuing of new share classes and increasing its authorised capital capacity; a housing group also engaged her to handle its acquisition of shares in an Isle of Man company. Also notable are Andrew Harding and practice head Simon Harding.

Eros International recently appointed Cains’ Michael Edwards to handle its registered direct offering of $122.5m of its senior convertible notes and warrants to purchase two million of its ordinary shares. Edwards also led the advice to Genting Berhad with regard to a $1bn debt notes issue – and the subsequent $500m issue – which resulted in the listing of an Isle of Man company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Also notable is Richard Vanderplank, who acted for J.P. Morgan Securities as global coordinator, arranger, dealer and book-runner for the €1bn medium-term notes programme of NE Property Coöperatief guaranteed by an Isle of Man company.

Mark Dougherty sits at the helm of DQ’s investment funds and capital markets offering, which also includes senior associate Hazel Dawson and associate Adam Killip. In a recent highlight, the team acted as sole Isle of Man counsel to GVC Holdings with regard to its £4bn acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral, which involved significant share transfer issues; Dawson also led the advice to a real estate investment company in relation to its acquisition of a controlling share in an Isle of Man closed-ended investment fund with a significant German property portfolio, as well as its subsequent reorganisation. Clients also appointed the group to oversee constitutional amendments, Toronto Stock Exchange listing requirements and tender offers to shareholders in the context of the winding-up of a fund.

Simcocks provides ‘excellent responses to queries in a clear and concise manner’ through its ‘friendly, responsive and always helpful’ team led by Peter Chemaly. The team has a strong track record of establishing a wide range of investment structures on the Isle of Man, handling the promotion and distribution of funds and advising clients on the regulatory issues concerning the administration of their companies and structures. Associate Kevin O\'Loughlin is ‘pleasant to deal with’ and is a key name to note alongside director Alex Spencer, who continues to represent RDI REIT – an LSE-listed entity – in the full gamut of investment matters.

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