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Faye Moffett

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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.

Isle of Man

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Faye Moffett - Appleby

Within: Banking and finance

Appleby handles a range of corporate and banking work, and in particular has well-established relationships with a number of leading banks. Faye Moffett is a key contact for finance, while Juan Thornley's practice includes heavyweight banking regulation work and debt capital markets. Kyle Sutherland, who is also qualified in the British Virgin Islands, has capital markets expertise, as well as handling bank lending. Simon Harding is another key contact, while Andrew Harding has joined DQ via Appleby's Guernsey office.

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Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Faye Moffett heads Appleby’s commercial property practice, assisting a strong list of international investment banks and financial institutions with structuring financing arrangements for significant property developments and acquisitions. Tom Brook is a go-to name for local commercial lending mandates while associate Alexandra Dernie received client praise for assisting the team on a number of the practice's leading matters. Further regular mandates for the team include drafting leasing arrangements, advising on mortgage transfers and appointing property receivers in respect to loan non-repayments.

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Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

Appleby provides high-net-worth individuals, institutional trustees, banks and family offices with the full range of contentious and non-contentious trust and estate advice. Faye Moffett handles mandates including trust consolidation, succession planning and sub-trust establishments, while Mark Holligon advises both trustees and beneficiaries in trust disputes and trust terminations. The contentious offering is further enhanced with associate Erin Trimble-Cregeen , who acts on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional disputes alongside Holligon. Previous practice head David Pytches recently left the firm for Walkers in Grand Cayman.

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Shipping, aviation and space

Within: Leading individuals

Faye Moffett - Appleby

Within: Shipping, aviation and space

Appleby handles ship and aviation finance work, with Kyle Sutherland providing BVI law advice in this area. Another key partner is Faye Moffett, who plays a lead role on aviation work. Senior associate Eleanor Harding is another notable name in the team.

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