Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer Joins Cains

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 partner in a large American law firm, as well as working for many years in the City of London.

Scott said “I am delighted to be joining Cains at an exciting time for the business and indeed the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is very well placed with regard to the international transparency and tax policy changes effecting cross border business and Cains has the breadth and depth of resource to take advantage of this positioning.”

Richard Vanderplank, head of the commercial department, commented “The extensive experience that Scott has gained in both international private practice and in-house roles will enhance the existing strength of Cains’ commercial department. With activity levels within our Mergers & Acquisitions group having been very high for some time, I am delighted to welcome Scott to the team. I am confident that he will make a valuable contribution to Cains and to the Isle of Man professional services sector generally.”

Scott moved to the Isle of Man some 18 months ago as General Counsel for an international mining services firm. He commented “I think the experience I have gained as an in-house lawyer enables me to better understand the rhythms and needs of a business and thereby assist in giving clients focused and practical commercial advice.”