2016 News

Garry Manley joins Cains Corporate department
21 Dec 2016 Garry Manley, a former head boy of St. Ninian’s High School who went on to become an international corporate lawyer, is returning to his Isle of Man roots and joining leading law firm Cains. He joins from New York-headquartered international law firm Cleary Gottlieb, which, with 16 offices spread across the world, is one of […]
Jacqui Owens Joins Cains Expanding Litigation Department
19 Dec 2016 Leading Isle of Man law firm Cains is expanding its litigation department in the face of increased demands from both current and potential new clients with the appointment of experienced advocate Jacqui Owens. “Not only is Cains a leading law firm but it is outward looking and has both national and international platforms,” said Jacqui, […]
Cains advocate examines ‘visions for a better future’ in North Africa
14 Dec 2016 An advocate from Douglas-based law firm Cains has joined over 100 delegates at a British Council conference in Tunisia to discuss possible solutions to problems affecting North Africa. Andrew Newton attended the fifth annual Hammamet Conference last month, which represented views and insights from the worlds of politics, civil society, business, culture and the arts, […]
Cains assists Clearbell with major disposal
12 Dec 2016 Cains has assisted Clearbell Property Partners II LP with the Isle of Man law aspects of its sale of 1.6m sq ft of logistics units from the Nevado portfolio to real estate funds managed by Blackstone. The Nevado distribution and logistics portfolio focuses on meeting the “last mile” challenges faced by retailers and distributors driven […]
Cains acts for Hoi Hup on acquisition in London
29 Nov 2016 Cains has acted for the major Singaporean property developer, Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd, in connection with the Isle of Man law aspects of its recent acquisition of property (using an Isle of Man company) at Queen Victoria Street, London EC4 for circa £33.5 million. From Cains Advocates Matthew Quinn advised on the transaction and Jackie […]
Cains advises on acquisition of UK snacks food business
22 Nov 2016 Cains has advised Apax Partners, a major investor in Europe’s private equity sector, on the acquisition by Europe Snacks of one of the UK’s leading crisp and snack producers, Kolak. Kolak manufactures crisps and snacks under brands such as ‘Kolak’, ‘Diamond’, ‘Kolak Dylan’s’ and ‘Jacksons’ together with a comprehensive range of bespoke products for its […]
Cains acts for CP Real Estate (as advised by Clearbell) on acquisition
10 Nov 2016 Cains acted for CP Real Estate, as advised by Clearbell Capital the private real estate fund management and advisory business (specialising in UK property investment, development and asset management), in connection with the Isle of Man law aspects of its recent acquisition of property in Hatton Garden, London EC1. Matthew Quinn from Cains advised on the […]
Top recognition for Cains in Chambers UK 2017
4 Nov 2016 Leading law and professional services group Cains has been given top-band ranking across two practice areas in the prestigious Chambers UK Guide for 2017. The Douglas-based firm has once again been top-ranked in Corporate and Finance, along with Dispute Resolution in the independent guide to the best UK law firms. A total of nine Cains […]
Cains advises on Hammerson group restructuring
2 Nov 2016 Cains has assisted Hammerson, the major owner, manager and developer of retail distributions in Europe with the Isle of Man law aspects of its internal group restructuring including the distribution in specie of the Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Silverburn Shopping Centre is a 1 million square foot shopping centre with a total catchment […]
Andrew Newton Joins Cains Litigation Department
19 Oct 2016 Leading law firm Cains is expanding its litigation department with the appointment of Andrew Newton as an Associate. Andrew, 27, joins top ranking Douglas-based Cains after four years with Appleby where he was a lawyer in dispute resolution. “Cains is an exciting challenge and I am enthused by the opportunity presented to me” said Andrew, […]
Cains launches UK corporate services business
17 Oct 2016 Cains is pleased to announce the establishment of its new UK corporate services business, Cains Fiduciaries (UK) Limited (“CFL UK”). CFL UK is based at Cains’ existing London office at 32 Cornhill and can provide a full range of UK corporate and administrative solutions. The service offering includes establishment of UK corporate entities, provision of […]
Cains Announces Junior Training Sponsorship for Bacchanalians Hockey Club
20 Sep 2016 Legal and professional services group Cains has announced a sponsorship that will benefit junior training at Bacchanalians Hockey Club over a three year period. Bacchanalians, which was set up 33 years ago, is now recognised as a major force in Manx hockey. “We are delighted with the Cains sponsorship which enables us to offer the […]
Elaine Codona Joins Cains as Head of HR
19 Sep 2016 Elaine Codona has been appointed Head of Human Resources at leading Isle of Man-based legal and business services group Cains with a key role as a member of its leadership team. “HR is an integral part of the development of Cains,” said Elaine, a Glaswegian, who moved to the Island four years ago. “I will […]
Top-tier recognition for Cains in 2016 Legal 500
14 Sep 2016 Leading independent law guide The Legal 500 has once again ranked Douglas-based Cains as a ‘top tier’ firm across eight practice areas. Published today (Wednesday 14), the 2016 edition of the UK guide also recommends 18 Cains advocates, with 6 named in the elite ‘leading lawyers’ list. Cains’ ‘tier 1’ practice areas include banking and […]
Cains Small Countries
10 Sep 2016 Leading Isle of Man law and professional services group Cains has taken part in hosting a visit to the Isle of Man by 23 senior government officials from 20 countries taking part in the internationally recognised eighth Small Countries Financial Management Programme. The Programme was organised by the Small Countries Financial Management Centre, an Isle […]
Cains shortlisted for law firm of the year award
5 Jul 2016 Cains Advocates have been shortlisted in the Law Firm of the Year – Isle of Man category at the Citywealth IFC Awards 2017. Over 200 companies across 15 jurisdictions have sent submissions, which recognise excellence of the advisers and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international financial centres. All category winners will be […]
Cains Advocates promotes Stephanie Chew to Of Counsel
1 Jul 2016 Cains, the Isle of Man based law and professional services group, announces the promotion of Stephanie Chew to Of Counsel within the Corporate Department of Cains Advocates Limited. Stephanie is based in the firm’s London office and her practice focuses on corporate and commercial real estate finance transactions. She regularly advises a broad array of […]
Cains to attend EBACE 2016 in Geneva
28 Apr 2016 Cains will be represented at the annual European Business Aviation Convention (“EBACE”) in Geneva on 24th and 25th of May 2016. It will be the ninth consecutive year of attendance by the firm. Steven Quayle, Head of Aviation at Cains will be available to meet clients and to discuss Isle of Man opportunities. Recognised as […]
Call to the Manx Bar for Cains’ Adam Clark
26 Apr 2016 Douglas-based law firm Cains has appointed newly-qualified advocate Adam Clark as an associate within its corporate department after he was called to the Manx Bar. Adam’s new role will see him assisting with a wide range of general corporate, corporate finance, and aviation and shipping finance matters, as well as property transactions. Adam, who joined […]
Cains attends MIPIM 2016
6 Apr 2016 Representatives from the Isle of Man and London offices again attended MIPIM this year – the world’s largest annual property conference which was held in Cannes 15-17th March. Senior lawyer Scott Leonard-Morgan was accompanied by Stuart Gibson from Cains Fiduciaries – our associated corporate services provider. This annual event was attended by over 20,000 delegates and […]
Cains to present at Aviation Conference on Part-NCC
24 Feb 2016 Steven Quayle, Divisional Director at Cains will be presenting on Isle of Man aircraft structuring at the “Aircraft Owners: How to Manage your Holding and Operational Structures and Liabilities under Part-NCC” conference to be held on Monday 14th March 2016 at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel in London. Part-NCC is an EU regulation that aims […]
Cains advise Zedra on acquisition of Barclays’ Offshore Trust and Fiduciary Businesses
24 Feb 2016 Cains has advised an independent investor group led by the Sarikhani and Nielsen families on their acquisition of Barclays Bank plc’s offshore trust and fiduciary businesses in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Singapore and Switzerland. Those businesses, which have now begun trading under the brand name Zedra, currently have around 300 staff worldwide […]
Cains advises Cerberus in connection with a €400 million facility to GVC Holdings PLC
23 Feb 2016 Cains acted for Cerberus, the New York-based hedge fund, in connection with its provision of a €400 million senior secured facility to GVC Holdings PLC (an Isle of Man company) to part finance the acquisition of bwin.party. When Cerberus became involved, the board of bwin.party had already recommended an offer from 888.com. However, after a […]
Cains acts for Aviva on £937 million refinancing
10 Feb 2016 Cains assisted Aviva Commercial Finance on its refinancing of loan facilities to Criterion Capital involving 14 Isle of Man companies and which was secured on a portfolio of 16 properties including Trocadero Centre and Criterion Theatre/Buildings in Piccadilly, London. The Cains legal team was lead by Stephanie Chew.
Cains to present at NBAA Conference
1 Feb 2016 Cains will be presenting at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference in Boca Raton, Florida from 10-12 February 2016. The conference focuses on global business aviation finance and legal issues, bringing together some of the industry’s leading banks and professionals. Steven Quayle, head of aviation at Cains, […]
Cains Fiduciaries appoints new assistant corporate administration manager
1 Feb 2016 Cains Fiduciaries, part of law and professional services group Cains, has appointed Graham Clague as an additional assistant corporate administration manager as part of its ongoing expansion. Graham has extensive experience in the offshore fiduciary services industry, with particular emphasis on the super-yacht, shipping, eGaming and commercial real estate sectors. Graham, who will be responsible […]


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