2015 News

Cains’ Matthew Quinn called to Manx Bar
29 Dec 2015 Cains Advocates has announced that Matthew Quinn has been called to the Manx Bar, having joined the firm as a trainee in July 2013. Born and raised in the Isle of Man, Matthew passed his Manx Bar examinations at the first attempt last year, after previously having been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice […]
Cains advises Sancus in connection with the establishment of its Isle of Man P2P lending operation
21 Dec 2015 Cains acted as Isle of Man legal advisers to the Sancus Group (a multi-jurisdictional P2P lending platform, owned by GLI Finance Limited which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market) in connection with the incorporation and registration of Sancus (IOM) Limited as a moneylender in the Isle of Man.
Cains Fiduciaries appoints Jackie Fergusson as Corporate Administration Manager
15 Dec 2015 welcomed Jackie Fergusson on board its growing team as Corporate Administration Manager. Jackie has more than 25 years of experience in fiduciary services, specialising in structures for clients worldwide. Jackie, who was previously a Senior Manager for local firm of chartered accountants , said: ““I look forward to refocusing on client relationships, expanding and developing […]
New Trainee at Cains
1 Dec 2015 Cains is pleased to announce that Charles Williams has joined as a trainee advocate. Charles graduated in law from the University of Gloucestershire with First Class Honours and completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at The University of Law, Chester, gaining a Commendation. Charles was educated at St. Ninian’s High School where […]
Top Chambers ranking for law firm Cains
17 Nov 2015 “Leading Isle of Man law and professional services group” Cains has been given top Band 1 rankings in the esteemed Chambers UK Guide for 2016. Cains has been top-ranked in two practice areas including Corporate & Finance and Dispute Resolution by the annual independent guide to the best UK law firms. It was also ranked […]
Cains attends major aviation conference in Las Vegas
11 Nov 2015 Cains attended this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on15-18 November 2015. Bringing together delegates from around the world, the annual NBAA conference attracts leading business aviation owners, operators, banks and industry professionals. Steven Quayle, head of aviation at Cains, says “in recent years NBAA […]
Compliance Chief Joins Cains Group
11 Nov 2015 Douglas-based law and professional services group Cains has announced the appointment of Graeme Snape as Head of Compliance. Graeme’s career in the Isle of Man financial services sector spans more than 35 years and he has spent the last 20 working within governance, regulatory, risk and compliance disciplines. Graeme commented: “I am excited to have […]
Cains moves to new London Offices
28 Oct 2015 Cains Advocates, the legal arm of professional services group Cains, has moved offices in London to larger premises at 32 Cornhill, in the heart of the City. The building which Cains now occupy was completed in 1935 as the London headquarters of the Cornhill Insurance Group; it is situated by Bank and has been comprehensively […]
The Legal 500 UK 2015 ranks Cains as a ‘top-tier’ law firm
20 Oct 2015 Cains has been ranked as a ‘top-tier’ law firm across eight practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2015, widely regarded as one of the leading guides to law firms. This year’s issue of the independent guide also names seven Cains lawyers as “leading individuals” in its list of outstanding lawyers. The Isle of Man-based […]
Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer Joins Cains
8 Oct 2015 Cains Advocates, the legal arm of professional services group Cains, announced today the recruitment of Scott Leonard-Morgan as a divisional director with the firm’s commercial department. Scott has some 20 years of experience, including extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, particularly in the start up and technology field. He was previously a […]
Cains advises Bridgepoint on the management buyout of Appleby Fiduciary & Administration business
16 Sep 2015 Cains has advised Bridgepoint on the primary management buyout of the Appleby Fiduciary & Administration Business from the Appleby Group for an undisclosed sum. The investment was made by Bridgepoint’s €4 billion Bridgepoint Europe V buyout fund. Completion of the transaction is subject to certain conditions, including regulatory and legal approvals. The Cains team, which […]
Cains acts for Hoi Hup Realty
3 Aug 2015 Cains has assisted the major Singaporean property developer, Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd, with respect to its acquisition of an Isle of Man company which owns 1 Golden Lane, London EC1. The Cains legal team was lead by Richard Vanderplank and the Cains Fiduciaries team by Oliver Webster.
National recognition for local law librarian
9 Jul 2015 Law and professional services group Cains are celebrating the announcement of their law librarian, Kristie Jelfs, joining the website committee of the leading UK and Irish body of legal information professionals, BIALL. Kristie was approached by the Chair of the Associations Web Committee, Maria Robertson, at the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians conference, […]
Cains presents at EBACE 2015
23 Jun 2015 Steven Quayle, Head of Aviation at Cains presented on the topic of aircraft structures at the recent European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. It was the eighth consecutive year of attendance by the firm. EBACE is held annually in Geneva and is the only conference/exhibition held in Europe that is dedicated to […]
Stuart Gale joins Cains as a Consultant
5 Jun 2015 Eminent Queen’s Counsel Stuart Gale, whose particular specialism lies in town and country planning law and land use, has joined leading Isle of Man-based law and professional services group Cains as a consultant. His appointment, which took effect from 1 June, is seen as a major coup for Cains as it brings back to the […]
Cains assists Genting Hong Kong on acquisition of Crystal Cruises
18 May 2015 Cains acted as Isle of Man legal advisers to Genting Hong Kong on its US$550 million acquisition of Crystal Cruises from NYK.
Cambodian footballers compete in national tournament sponsored by Cains
20 Apr 2015 A team of under-13 footballers from a deprived community in Cambodia has been able to compete in a national tournament for disadvantaged children thanks to ongoing sponsorship from Isle of Man-based Cains. The pupils from the charity-funded Aziza School, which serves one of the most deprived communities in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, took […]
Cains advises on S$2.27 billion refinancing
8 Apr 2015 Cains acted as Isle of Man legal advisers to the original mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on syndicated senior secured credit facilities made available to Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. The Cains team was led by Mike Edwards.
Cains acts for lenders on Tullow Oil plc financing amendments
24 Mar 2015 Cains acted as Isle of Man legal advisers to the lenders to Tullow Oil plc, a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production group, on the amendments to its existing financing and banking arrangements on facilities totalling US$4.7 billion. The Cains Advocates team was led by Mike Edwards.
Katherine Gomes Joins Cains Fiduciaries
9 Mar 2015 Cains Fiduciaries Limited is expanding with the appointment of Katherine Gomes as a corporate administration officer. “Katherine has 20 years experience of working in the Isle of Man fiduciary sector and we are delighted to welcome someone with her knowledge at a time of increased demand for our services,” said Stuart Gibson, Director. Katherine, who […]
Cains New Trainee Advocate
23 Feb 2015 Mary-Louise Buxton has joined the corporate department of Cains as a trainee advocate. Prior to joining Cains she was a senior account manager with marketing solutions and print management group APS in Manchester with clients throughout the UK. “When at school my ambition was always to go into law and I also wanted to return […]
Cains Named As Law Firm of the Year In the Isle Of Man
22 Jan 2015 Cains has been named as Law Firm of the Year in the Isle of Man at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards The accolade recognises Cains as a winner that has “excelled in achievement, innovation, expertise and service”. The award was announced at a dinner held at the Grange City Hotel in London, attended by […]
Cains Managing Director Awarded OBE
8 Jan 2015 Andrew Corlett Managing Director of Cains was awarded an OBE in the 2015 New Years` Honours in recognition of his services to the economy. Andrew said “My colleagues at Cains share my belief that the Isle of Man is at its best when looking outwards and engaging internationally. I see this Honour as a recognition […]


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