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Tom Brook is Partner within the Corporate department and specialises in advising clients on a wide range of debt finance, equity finance, M&A, and restructuring transactions.

Tom spent seven years in the banking and finance teams of two UK based international law firms before moving offshore and joining Appleby in 2011.  Tom has experience of advising on domestic and cross-border debt finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues.  His clients include onshore law firms, international financial institutions, listed and private companies and high net worth individuals.

Some recent examples of Tom´s representative work include; advising Palatine Private Equity on matters of Isle of Man law in connection with its investment in SMP Partners and advising Basalt Infastructure Partners LP on matters of Isle of Man law in connection debt finance relating to its acquisition of Manx Telecom PLC.


Tom is qualified in England and Wales, the British Virgins Islands and the Isle of Man.


University of Manchester (England)

College of Law (Chester, England)

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Next Generation Partners)

Tom BrookAppleby

Appleby fields a sizable corporate team and particularly distinguishes itself through its network of offices across other offshore jurisdictions. Managing partner Faye Moffett oversees the team and is known for her expertise in the financial services sector, while Juan Thornley has a similar focus and also works on matters pertaining to the insurance sector. BVI-qualified Kyle Sutherland offers a unique service where he advises on BVI-related matters during GMT working hours. Garry Manley is also BVI qualified and advised SB Tech on its $3.3bn landmark merger with DraftKings. Another key figure is Tom Brook, who is an expert in M&A and restructuring mandates.

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Tom BrookAppleby

Appleby is distinguished through its sizeable seven-director team and network of offices across the Channel Islands and BVI. The team advises on the biggest transactions in the market, with a penchant for financing assets such as property, aircraft and shipping vessels. Capital markets transactions are another area of strength, with the team’s expertise spanning both debt and equity issuances. It advises companies listed on the London, European and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Managing partner Faye Moffett leads the team, which includes Kyle SutherlandSimon Harding and Tom Brook. Also recommended is senior associate Eleanor Harding, who focuses on property and aircraft financing.

Isle of Man > Commercial property

Appleby is highly active in the acquisition and sale of properties across the Isle of Man. In one notable mandate, Tom Brook advised Douglas Bay Property on the £12m acquisition of the Douglas Bay Complex (also known as King Edward Bay House). Brook is also noted for his expertise in real estate finance transactions. The practice is led by managing partner Faye Moffett, who is active in investment transactions and matters involving the leasing of retail properties. Senior associate Alexandra Dernie is also recommended.