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Simcocks

RIDGEWAY HOUSE, RIDGEWAY STREET, DOUGLAS, IM99 1PY, ISLE OF MAN
Tel:
Work 01624 690 300
Fax:
Fax 01624 690 333
Email:
Web:
www.simcocks.com
Douglas, London

Alex Spencer

Tel:
Work +44 1624 690 352
Email:
Simcocks

Work Department

Alternative Investment Market
Banking and Finance
Collective Investment Schemes
Corporate and Commercial
eGaming
Juristrust
Notarial
Private Client
Regulatory
Restructuring and Insolvency
Shipping

Position

Director

Career

Alex specialises in corporate and commercial law. His clients are both domestic and international and include private companies, PLCs, large blue chip institutions and corporate service providers.

He has considerable experience in dealing with matters including corporate acquisitions and disposals, rights issues, AIM listings, shareholders’ agreements, general commercial agreements, security documentation, company migrations and non-contentious liquidation and insolvency matters. Alex also advises on regulatory matters together with banking and finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers.

Member

  • Isle of Man Law Society

Education

  • University of Liverpool (LLB Hons) 2001
  • College of Law, Chester (LPC) 2002


Isle of Man

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Alex Spencer - Simcocks

Within: Banking and finance

The banking and finance offering at Simcocks is known for its ‘excellent knowledge, great practical advice, swift turnaround times and a willingness to get involved in the details of every transaction’. Recent highlights for the group include Amy Coole advising a major bank with regard to its entry into a deed of accession to a loan arrangement by an Isle of Man company, and assisting an existing client with the amendment and restatement of a high-value facility agreement. Also notable is practice head Alex Spencer, who ‘understands issues very quickly and wields a proactive approach’; he teamed up with associate Peter Chemaly to represent an international bank as security trustee in relation to senior and mezzanine loan facilities provided to a local company as an acquisition vehicle. Notable clients include Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Macquarie and Santander.

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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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