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Simcocks

Douglas

  • Ridgeway House
  • Douglas
  • UK
  • IM99 1PY

Offshore - Isle of Man

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

What the team is known for Provides corporate and finance services, displaying particular strength in advising banks and other financial institutions. Provides assistance to lenders and borrowers, and works seamlessly with onshore law firms. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I find that the team are very responsive and always meet any deadlines that are requested."

"Their advice is clear and to the point and therefore I know that clients will be properly serviced."

Work highlights Assisted Redefine International with issues arising from the incorporation of its property management operation under the Isle of Man Companies Act 2006. 

Advised CRH Group on its acquisition of Readymix's Isle of Man operations.

Notable practitioners  

According to one source, Alex Spencer "is commercial and very enthusiastic." His broad corporate and commercial practice sees him regularly advising private and public companies of domestic and international repute.

Irini Newby leads the corporate and commercial team and handles business disposals and M&A. Commentators like her "responsiveness and commercial approach to dealing with matters."

David Spencer is well known for his expertise advising clients in insurance matters. Additional areas of interest include banking and media and entertainment.

Significant clients Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, AerCap, Barclays, Santander, Allied Irish Banks. 

Offshore - Isle of Man

Basic facts about the department
- 2 directors
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced litigation practitioners with noted expertise in alternative dispute resolution techniques. Advises and represents clients in a range of civil disputes, including family and matrimonial, commercial, corporate and insolvency cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team are easy to work with and have a business approach to matters and solutions."

"They are highly efficient and highly responsive." 

Work highlights Represented Credit Privy SA as one of the defendants in a case between Bitel and Kyrgrz Mobil Tel.

Provided advice to Global Steel Holdings on a variety of matters, including on a significant claim against a UK bank.

Notable practitioners  

"I was impressed by the in-depth legal knowledge and commercial awareness of Christopher Arrowsmith," enthuses one client interviewee, while a peer remarks that "he is an impressive courtroom lawyer. A fantastic court presence." He is the head of the firm's dispute resolution department.

A source says Kevin O'Riordan "is noted for mediation, he is a big advocate of mediation and he is one of a handful in the Isle of Man who are trained in that." His practice places an emphasis on family and matrimonial matters, as well as trusts law.