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Corporate partner, Managing Partner of Appleby Isle of Man office


Faye Moffett is the Managing Partner of the Isle of Man office, Group Head of the Corporate department and Team Leader for the Banking and Asset Finance team, in the Isle of Man.

She specialises in general banking and finance transactions, including property finance, aircraft and ship finance matters. She has particular experience in providing opinions on Isle of Man companies and on cross­border security and insolvency issues.  Clients include Isle of Man companies, international financial institutions and international law firms.She is a notary public. 

Some recent examples of representative work include acting: as lender counsel in connection with a USD2.9 billion loan to Amaya Gaming Group Inc and its related companies; for Manx Telecom on its refinancing of the group in connection with its flotation on AIM; in connection with the financing of a major technology firm involving facilities of circa 300m USD advice was required in the Isle of Man and Guernsey.


Qualified as an advocate in the Isle of Man 1997; solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (non-practising) 1999; admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) 2010. Partner Appleby 2006.


Kingston University, London.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

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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 > Private client, trusts and tax

Appleby draws on its highly experienced corporate and dispute resolution teams to advise on trusts, estate planning work, foundation matters and pension-related issues. Managing partner Faye Moffett is a key name on the non-contentious side with a particular interest in handling estate planning work for high-net-worth individuals. For contentious work, litigator and former London barrister Charles Davies is highly skilled in trust-related disputes. Senior associate Melissa Wong is also ‘a very good trusts lawyer with good experience‘.

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.

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

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.