Stephanie Chew > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Corporate and Banking and Finance.


Stephanie is a Managing Associate with more than 10 years’ experience advising on Isle of Man law within Cains’ top tier Banking and Finance practice and Corporate and Commercial practice.

Stephanie regularly acts for financial institutions (including alternative lenders) and borrowers across a variety of sectors on high-value, multi-jurisdictional financing (and refinancing) transactions and has significant experience advising on real estate financings (acquisition and development facilities), syndicated lending and senior/mezzanine facilities.  

Stephanie also has experience advising on corporate and commercial transactions including complex group restructurings and corporate acquisitions and disposals (either by way of shares or assets).

She is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by The Legal 500, for the practice areas of Banking and Finance, as well as Corporate and Commercial, and is described by clients as “very impressive” and “a great contact – she gives thorough and timely advice, and is friendly and approachable”.


2009 to date – Cains;
2007 to 2009 – Drew & Napier LLC;
2007 – Singapore qualified (non-practising).


King’s College London; National University of Singapore.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Next Generation Partners)

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Cains advises on some of the biggest deals in the market and is the largest independent firm in the Isle of Man. In a recent deal of note, the team advised the Stars Group on a $12.2bn merger with Flutter Entertainment. Alongside the gambling sector, the team’s workload has also included mandates in the financial services, insurance and telecoms industries. Leading the team is Tristan Head and Scott Leonard -Morgan; both have extensive experience in handling multi-jurisdictional M&A. The team is also supported by Stephanie Chew, who is particularly known for her expertise in property-related corporate transactions. Associate Matthew Wilkinson is a promising name at the junior level. Senior counsels Andrew Baker and Richard Vanderplank retired.

Isle of Man > Commercial property

(Next Generation Partners)

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Cains‘ commercial property team provides transactional and advisory support to a wide range of clients, including international and domestic real estate investors, developers, occupiers and lenders. In one highlight, the firm advised Mainsail Holdings Limited on its landmark £12m sale of the Douglas Bay Complex to Douglas Bay Property. Tim Shepherd and managing associate Alex Poole-Wilson jointly lead the team, which includes Stephanie Chew, who is noted for her expertise in real estate finance transactions.

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

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Cains has a six-director team, which enables it to cover a wide range of bank financings and capital markets transactions, as well as restructurings. Tim Shepherd, who leads the practice, is an expert in corporate and property finance. He is also well placed to handle cross-border issues, having previously practised in London and Bermuda. Shipping and aviation finance is another cornerstone of the practice, with clients being able to count on the expertise of Mike Edwards and Steven Quayle. Corporate partners Scott Leonard-Morgan and Tristan Head are both highly skilled in corporate financing. Stephanie Chew, who is an expert in real estate finance, is another key individual. Matthew Quinn joined the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Richard Vanderplank and Andrew Baker retired in 2020.

Comparative Guides

Isle of Man: Banking & Finance March 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Isle of Man.