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Kevin O'Loughlin

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Alternative Investment Market
Collective Investment Schemes
Corporate and Commercial
Private Client




Kevin has considerable experience in corporate and private client fields and practises in company law, trust law, funds, regulation and pension law.

He has advised companies in relation to Isle of Man aspects of corporate activity such as mergers and takeovers and listings, including in relation to associated pensions implications. He regularly advises professional trustees in relation to all aspects of trust administration.


  • Bar of Ireland (non-practising)
  • Isle of Man Law Society
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Board Member STEP Isle of Man
  • Co chair of STEP Isle of Man’s Technical Sub Committee


  • Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (1988)
  • King’s Inns, Dublin (1993)
  • M.Sc. International Banking and Finance, Liverpool John Moores University (2005)
  • Called to the Bar of Ireland 1993
  • Admitted Isle of Man 2009

Isle of Man

Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Simcocks ‘is very responsive, technically excellent and commercial’ and clients appreciate that the firm’s corporate and commercial experts ‘deal with the Isle of Man aspects of transactions in a professional and autonomous manner’. Practice head Amy Coole acted for the seller in the acquisition of a local trust and company service provider by a competitor, and ‘excellent team playerAlex Spencer collaborated with advocate Sarah Wolter to advise a company on the transfer of different classes of shares from its largest shareholder to select individuals. Clients also recommend Irini Newby, advocate Kevin O\'Loughlin, who ‘gives strong technical advice’, and the ‘friendly, responsive and always helpfulPeter Chemaly.

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Investment funds and capital markets

Within: Investment funds and capital markets

Simcocks provides ‘excellent responses to queries in a clear and concise manner’ through its ‘friendly, responsive and always helpful’ team led by Peter Chemaly. The team has a strong track record of establishing a wide range of investment structures on the Isle of Man, handling the promotion and distribution of funds and advising clients on the regulatory issues concerning the administration of their companies and structures. Associate Kevin O\'Loughlin is ‘pleasant to deal with’ and is a key name to note alongside director Alex Spencer, who continues to represent RDI REIT – an LSE-listed entity – in the full gamut of investment matters.

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