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Simcocks

Douglas

  • Ridgeway House
  • Douglas
  • UK
  • IM99 1PY

Offshore - Isle of Man

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well known for acting on behalf of Isle of Man companies, household-name clients and regulatory bodies across the full range of commercial and corporate matters. Also able to act on BVI law concerns.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "Versatile, accurate and able to understand our instructions exactly and produce accordingly." 

Work highlights Advised FBD Insurance in relation to available enforcement options regarding a £20 million debt.

Acted alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer on the £1.4 billion acquisition of 75 Isle of Man companies by a private equity firm.

Notable practitioners  

Alex Spencer is described by one source as "very practical with an intimate understanding of the real-life commercial aspects of a transaction." His practice encompasses all manner of commercial and corporate issues.

Irini Newby acts for limited companies and major high-street banks across the full range of corporate matters. She is also increasingly retained by gaming and e-commerce companies.

According to one source, David Spencer "is the pre-eminent insurance law expert on the island." He also practises in banking transactions.

Amy Coole is praised by one client for her ability to "make you feel at ease and provide you with complete confidence in her abilities."

Significant clients Redefine PLC, Isle of Man government.

Offshore - Isle of Man

Basic facts about the department
- 3 directors
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Extensive dispute resolution experience with in-depth knowledge of complex commercial, corporate insolvency, immigration and family proceedings. Also covers pensions disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Commercial awareness: "Very accessible. Offers concise and commercially sound advice."

Work highlights Represented Global Steel Holdings in a range of proceedings.

Acted for Seaside Shipping in judicial review proceedings in relation to the Steam Packet User Agreement.

Notable practitioners  

Christopher Arrowsmith is praised by one market source as "great for big-ticket litigation." He acts for regulators, multinational companies and SMEs.

Kevin O'Riordan focuses his practice on trust, family and matrimonial disputes. He recently acted for Seaside Shipping in bringing judicial review proceedings.