Tim Shepherd > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

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Tim is the head of Cains’ top tier Banking and Finance team and has almost 25 years’ experience of specialising in complex multi-jurisdictional finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers. He practiced in London and Bermuda before joining Cains in 2006 and specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice.

He has significant experience across a wide range of banking and finance areas including acquisition and real estate finance, refinancing and restructuring, insolvency and financial services regulation. He also advises on general corporate matters including private equity and joint ventures, share and debt offerings on all major stock exchanges and mergers and acquisitions.

Due to his in-depth industry knowledge, Tim is regularly instructed to advise international banks and other financial institutions, alternative lenders, advisory firms (including those providing restructuring services) and corporate entities in a wide range of industry sectors

Tim is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by The Legal500 based on consistently excellent client feedback.


Trained Clyde & Co; qualified English solicitor 1997; Bermuda attorney 2004; departmental director Cains 2007-2011; director of Cains 2011; Manx advocate 2008.


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


Bristol University (BSc and LLM); College of Law, Guildford

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Tim ShepherdCains

Cains advises on cross-border finance work, with practice head Tim Shepherd handling a number of complex financing transactions concerning both Manx businesses as well as other challenging jurisdictions. In the capital markets space, the team also works with both issuers and investment banks. Tristan Head has a track record of both note issuances and DCM restructuring issues. Securitisation is another area of expertise.

Isle of Man > Commercial property

The team at Cains provides its clients with advice on commercial property mandates including property acquisitions and sales, leases, loan structuring deals and refinancing arrangements. Practice co-head Alex Poole-Wilson regularly acts on domestic transactions across the industrial, office, retail, care home and leisure sectors. Tim Shepherd, who also co-heads the practice, specialises in commercial real estate restructuring and reorganisation exercises and regularly acts for major banks, alternative lenders and recovery professionals.