Cains has again been ranked as Tier 1 for “Financial and Corporate” in this year’s IFLR (32nd edition, Isle of Man).

Impressive feedback from our clients provided the directory with praise across the board, with clients unreservedly endorsing the Cains teams and team members alike.  Selected highlights include:

Asset finance:  “Efficient, effective and courteous” … “Steven Quayle and his team are extremely reliable and responsive. Their knowledge on aviation finance is also excellent.”

Bank lending (borrower side):  “Professional and prompt service” … “Offering solutions … response times and meeting tight deadlines.”

Bank lending (lender side):  “Knowledgeable, responsive and efficient” … “Very good team – they just get on with it” … “Cains are our go-to firm in the IoM. They are incredibly knowledgeable but also commercial, responsive and efficient” … “always willing to ‘go the extra mile.”

Banking and finance:  “Highly available and responsive and possessed eminent technical know-how” … “super-responsive and available and clearly possess an abundance of technical know-how in this area” … “practical and pragmatic … their experience ensures simpler cross-border transactions, and prompt conclusion of matters.”

Financial restructuring:  “Professional, knowledgeable, experienced, a pleasure to deal with.”

M&A:  “They are very easy to work with, technically strong and extremely responsive. They always meet deadlines and are very collaborative in their approach” … “Very responsive … always on time and in line with what was promised.” … “highly available and responsive and possessed eminent technical know-how” … “They have a knowledgeable and experienced team that understood the legal process and were able to guide us through all stages of the project.”

Project finance

“Extremely responsive, incredibly quick turnaround times, very knowledgeable and solution-driven.”


“Speedy return. Highlight any issues and suggest alternatives for streamline. Great to follow-up” … “Responsive. Good, clear advice.”

Praise was afforded to additional individual team members, including Stephanie Chew (“excellent – really responsive and commercial and helped drive the deal”) and Matt Wilkinson (“always quick to respond, helpful and knowledgeable”).

The impressive set of results are added to the corporate and banking Tier 1 accolades awarded by other legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

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