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The Isle of Man remains a popular destination for the trust needs of high net worth individuals from across the world who hold up a strong and thriving private client work stream on the island. Following a visit from Moneyval in 2016, the Financial Services Authority has become more aggressive in its investigations and prosecutions to enforce the established regulations. This has created interesting dispute resolution work pertaining to disqualification and prohibition orders against key individuals, asset tracing and criminal prosecutions, in some cases. While this sort of case tends to go to the bigger outfits like Appleby and Cains, the smaller firms have no problem finding work in the local market where clients seek help with employment, personal injury, professional indemnity and commercial litigation.

On the financial and corporate side, the e-gaming industry continues to generate a reliable work flow. One of the interesting trends of the past two years is the rise of initial coin offerings (ICO) and cryptocurrency ventures seeking a foothold on the island. While this is arguably encouraged by the government's efforts to attract new digital business, the regulator's reluctance to welcome them puts most firms in the awkward position of managing expectations.

In parallel to the financing transactions in the context of corporate acquisitions, companies and real estate projects, the island's leading banking offerings have recently handled ring-fencing mandates on behalf of UK banks in the wake of regulatory changes.

The commercial property space remains mainly a local affair. The acquisition of the Zurich building was the stand-out deal of the year, as transactions of this scale remain rather scarce on the island. Most mandates tend to arise from local businesses, corporates and trust companies with leasing, tenancy and minor dispute resolution needs.

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