Mike Edwards > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Banking and Finance/ Shipping and Aviation.


Mike is a Director and head of Cains’ top tier Shipping and Aviation teams and has over 20 years’ experience of specialising in complex transactions.

He has particular expertise in corporate finance including both equity and debt, general corporate transactions and asset finance including ships, super-yachts and commercial aircraft.

He has practiced in London, Singapore and the Isle of Man since joining Cains in 1999 and due to his in-depth industry knowledge, Mike has been involved in a number of jurisdictionally important transactions including advising the first Isle of Man companies to list in Singapore, New York and Hong Kong.

Mike is instructed regularly by global financial institutions, multi-national corporations and sovereign wealth funds to assist them with high value, complex matters.


Manx Advocate 2002; English solicitor (non-practising) 2003.


Isle of Man Law Society.


University of London.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

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.