Four advocates from Simcocks Isle of Man have been ranked in this year’s Chambers Europe, an independent guide to the best legal practitioners and firms in Europe.
The 2017 edition of the European legal directory awarded two advocates within the Dispute Resolution department and two advocates within the Corporate and Finance department with high rankings.
Notable practitioners: Corporate and Finance
The guide’s editorial commentary highlights the firm’s “considerable strength on a broad range of financing transactions for borrowers and lenders, including project and acquisition lending, and asset securitisation.”
Director Alex Spencer was given a special mention for his work on a broad range of corporate matters, including M&A and AIM listings. Clients are quick to highlight his “commercial and common-sense” approach to addressing their concerns.
Department head Irini Newby was also praised for her work on M&A and corporate advisory matters, representing a wide range of clients in sectors including the financial, gaming and e-commerce industries.
Notable practitioners: Dispute Resolution
Simcocks acts for both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of commercial litigation. Client roster includes private individuals, NGOs, financial institutions and multinational companies.
The Head of our Dispute Resolution Department, Christopher Arrowsmith, was praised for his “first-class contribution” to his client’s cases. They reveal that his level of experience means that he can “predict very accurately how particular judges will react to particular types of cases.”
Consultant Elizabeth Simpson was also highlighted as an ‘outstanding up and coming’ lawyer having received excellent client feedback. She enjoys a growing profile for commercial dispute work, having attained significant experience in financial services and insurance litigation. Clients say: “She is responsive and provides comprehensive information and guidance.”
Published once a year by Chambers and Partners, the rankings are based on in-depth interviews conducted by a team of independent researchers.