Scott Leonard-Morgan > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial.



Scott is a Director and joint head of Cains’ top tier Corporate and Commercial team and has over 20 years’ experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and public and private securities offerings.  He works across a wide range of sectors that includes a strong focus on technology, gaming and the financial services and payments industries.

Scott has extensive experience in advising shareholders, investors and companies from early stage through to venture capital and private equity fundraisings, M&A, exits and international listings, as well as advising boards of directors on their internal governance issues. 

In addition to advising on corporate and commercial matters Scott advises within the Banking and Finance sectors, including real estate finance, refinancing and restructurings and financial services regulation. 

He practiced in London, both as a partner in private practice and as in-house general counsel, before joining Cains in 2015.

Scott is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by The Legal 500, both for Corporate and Commercial as well as Banking and Finance and was described as a “world-class commercial lawyer” in client feedback.



Barrister of England and Wales 1996; English solicitor 1993; Manx advocate 2008.


Isle of Man Law Society, Law Society of England and Wales, Middle Temple.


Queen Mary & Westfield University London; Inns of Court School of Law, London; Manx Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Scott Leonard-MorganCains

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.

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Scott Leonard-MorganCains

Isle of Man > Gambling

Cains‘ corporate and finance teams have a strong emphasis on the gambling sector, with a client list spanning gaming companies and financial institutions. The team’s recent workload included advising on the landmark $12.2bn merger between The Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment. Alongside M&A work, the group also specialises in reorganisations, loan facilities and regulatory issues. Scott Leonard-Morgan co-chairs the group and is a key name in the market for cross-border transactions and financings. Fellow co-head Tristan Head has additional expertise in restructurings and capital markets transactions.