2019 News

Cains advises the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group on its acquisition of Tynwald Mills
13 Sep 2019 A cross practice team from Cains, has advised the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group on its acquisition of the Manx retail outlet Tynwald Mills. Led by corporate director Scott Leonard-Morgan and managing associate Stephanie Chew, with assistance from George Walmsley, the Cains team advised on the corporate and commercial elements of the acquisition with specialist property […]
Cains continues growth of corporate department
15 Aug 2019 Cains is continuing the growth of its award-winning corporate department with the appointment of Kirsten Middleton. Kirsten, who joins Cains after five years’ with another Isle of Man law firm, has experience within a broad range of corporate and banking matters including the acquisition and disposal of businesses, corporate financing and re-financing transactions (including aviation […]
Cains shortlisted in the 2020 Citywealth IFC Awards
8 Aug 2019 We’re delighted to announce for the sixth year, Cains has been shortlisted within the ‘Law Firm of the Year-Isle of Man’ category at the Citywealth’s  International Financial Centre (IFC) Awards 2020, following winning the accolade in 2019. Now in their ninth year, the Citywealth IFC awards aim to highlight the excellence of advisers and managers […]
Cains welcomes return of Director and appointment of Trainee
25 Jul 2019 Cains has strengthened its award-winning litigation and dispute resolution department following the reappointment of Lindsey Bermingham as director. A prominent figure in the legal sector, Lindsey, has more than 20 years’ professional experience in both the public and private sector and first joined Cains’ litigation department in 2007 until her departure in 2016, when she […]
Cains lawyers recognised in the Best Lawyers in the UK 2020 guide
8 Jul 2019 Eight lawyers from Cains have been recognised in the eighth edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2020 guide. Best Lawyers, has been publishing highly respected guides since 1981 with the aim to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession in more than 70 countries worldwide. Based exclusively on peer […]
Cains advises Värde Partners on investment into Equiom
10 Jun 2019 The corporate and banking teams from Cains have recently advised Värde Partners on its investment into the international, Isle of Man headquartered, corporate service provider Equiom.  Värde’s investment confirms its role as a long-term equity partner to help fund Equiom’s future expansion in line with the company’s growth strategy.  Värde joins Equiom’s longstanding equity partner […]
Cains advises on £255 million Manx Telecom acquisition
22 May 2019 A cross practise team from Cains, has advised long-standing client Manx Telecom PLC in relation to an all cash acquisition of the company by Kelion Bidco Limited (a newly incorporated company owned by Basalt Infrastructure Partners II GP Limited – an infrastructure equity investment vehicle). The deal valued Manx Telecom at £255.9 million. The transaction […]
Cains advises Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management on its acquisition of Thomas Miller Investment
17 Apr 2019 Cains, has recently advised Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Limited (CGWIL) on the acquisition of the private client investment management business of Thomas Miller Investment (Isle of Man) Limited. The wealth management operations of the Canaccord Genuity group (Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management) provide comprehensive wealth management solutions and brokerage services to individual investors, private clients, charities […]
Growth continues for Cains with dual appointment
10 Apr 2019 As part of our ongoing plans to further strengthen and expand its business, Cains, has recently appointed a Head of Finance and a Marketing Manager to support the company during its long-term growth strategy. Alison Cregeen has joined the company both as new Head of Finance and as a data protection and privacy consultant following […]
Cains’ corporate team advises on sale of SMP Partners
14 Mar 2019 Cains, has recently advised the current owners and management team of SMP Partners, a leading multi-jurisdictional corporate, trust, and professional services provider headquartered in the Isle of Man, in connection with a management buyout (MBO) of the SMP Partners group of companies to be undertaken by a new management team with the support of Palatine […]
Strong Cains presence at the asset recovery international conference in Dublin
12 Mar 2019 There was a strong Cains presence at the well-attended Asset Recovery International Conference held at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin between 28 February and 1 March 2019. Known as the foremost conference for asset recovery practitioners around the world, the agenda featured a number of informative sessions on fraud litigation, enforcement and contentious insolvency. David […]
Cains act on the £20m acquisition of property holding company holding student accommodation in Scotland
12 Feb 2019 Cains acted for a real estate investment company in relation to the Isle of Man aspects of its £20m acquisition of a property holding company which holds long-let student accommodation in Scotland. Cains’ involvement included, inter alia, assisting with the due diligence exercise as regards the Isle of Man target, reviewing the English law share […]
Cains act on the restructuring of facilities to a number of Isle of Man companies for the purposes of financing the construction and mobilisation of powerships in Ghana
11 Feb 2019 Cains acted for a consortium of lenders in relation to the Isle of Man aspects of the combination of existing facilities provided to a number of Isle of Man companies. Cains’ involvement included, inter alia, reviewing the English law amendment and restatement agreement (and associated documentation) from an Isle of Man legal perspective, drafting Isle […]
Cains act for Textile Recycling International Limited on its merger with its Scottish and Northern Irish counterparts, Nathans Wastesavers and Cookstown Textile Recyclers
6 Feb 2019 Cains acted for Textile Recycling International Limited in relation to the Isle of Man aspects of its merger with Nathans Wastesavers and Cookstown Textile Recyclers and a number of Isle of Man subsidiaries. Cains’ involvement included, inter alia, assisting with the due diligence exercise as regards the Isle of Man subsidiaries, reviewing the English law […]
Cains advises Myers Business Trust on its acquisition of Gill Marine Holdings Limited.
5 Feb 2019 Cains’ corporate department recently advised long standing client Myers Business Trust in its acquisition of Gill Marine Holdings Limited (“Gill Marine”), which was previously majority owned by YFM Equity Partners. Gill Marine is a global designer and manufacturer of marine clothing, footwear and accessories which, in 2013, won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The consideration […]
Cains awarded Isle of Man Law Firm of the Year
28 Jan 2019 Cains is delighted to have been awarded the accolade of Isle of Man Law Firm of the Year by Citywealth at their annual IFC Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 23 January. Cains was shortlisted for the award along with four other Isle of Man law firms, before being announced as the winner at the […]
David Doyle awarded CBE
7 Jan 2019 David Doyle, a senior legal adviser in Cains’ litigation department, was awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours in recognition of his outstanding services to Manx law. David commented: “This unexpected honour reflects the contribution made by many within the Isle of Man Courts of Justice and the Manx legal profession to the […]


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