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Garry Manley is a partner in the Isle of Man office who has extensive experience of advising on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, international securities offerings, corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues.

Garry has a First Class law degree from Oxford University, and before joining Appleby he practised for almost a decade as an English lawyer in the London, Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Some recent examples of Garry’s representative work include advising the second Basalt Infrastructure Partners fund on its recommended takeover of AIM-listed Manx Telecom plc for approximately £255.9 million and advising Thomas Miller Investment on the sale of its offshore private client investment management business to Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management.


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Isle of Man Advocate; Solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands).


Oxford University (University College)

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Insurance and pensions

Appleby is one of the leading teams covering both insurance and reinsurance on the Isle of Man, especially regarding cross-border work involving jurisdictions such as Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands. The team is known for its work in regulatory compliance, establishment, book transfers, restructuring, and insurance disputes. Additionally, the pensions team offers cross-Crown Dependency advice in both Jersey and Guernsey. Practice head Juan Thornley leads on complex transactional work in the financial services sector. Garry Manley specialises in the sale and acquisition of insurance companies, as well as covering insurance regulatory matters, while counsel Michelle Brook deals with high-profile acquisitions.

Isle of Man > Corporate and commercial

(Next Generation Partners)

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Appleby fields a large team which undertakes multinational corporate transactions in the Isle of Man. Included are specialist lawyers advising on the full range of corporate and commercial work, such as M&A, reorganisations and investment funds. Garry Manley has expertise in both onshore and cross-border M&A. The firm has a team of BVI qualified lawyers, led by Kyle Sutherland, which allows clients to access BVI advice in a GMT time zone. Juan Thornley has expertise in the financial and insurance services sector. Katherine Garrood is a key figure to note, with particular experience in providing services to investment funds and regulatory matters.