Isle of Man • London

Meet Simcocks Isle of Man Commercial Lawyers

The corporate and commercial department at Simcocks has an international background and is flexible enough to provide a wide range of legal services to both large institutions and small businesses.

The Simcocks team is experienced and dynamic enough to take an entrepreneurial approach to our clients' needs and has the depth of expertise to come up with some great ideas to help exploit every opportunity. The department has a "can do" philosophy and a reputation for delivering a results-driven service.

Matters dealt with include corporate acquisitions and disposals, rights issues, AIM listings, shareholders' agreements, general commercial agreements, security documentation, company migrations and non- contentious liquidation and insolvency matters.

We also advise on regulatory matters together with banking and finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers.

The department also handles the creation of limited and general partnerships, financial agreements and advises on employment, banking, reinsurance, trust, investment, pension, aviation, egaming, capital markets, mutual funds, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency and shipping law.

Meet the team

Irini Newby heads the corporate and commercial department. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, disposal of business undertakings, amalgamation and reconstruction of companies, complex corporate finance transactions and she advises directors and corporate service providers on matters of Manx company law. Irini leads a strong team of lawyers with a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial work across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Her client base ranges from major high street banks and large PLCs and boutique private enterprise to individual gaming companies and e-commerce entities.  

Amy Coole deals primarily with trust law and related matters including the drafting and review of trusts and ancillary documentation and advising on issues relating to the establishment and operation of private trust structures. She also deals with general corporate matters and banking and finance transactions. Amy sits on the board of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Isle of Man) Limited, a leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues, and is a member of its Education Sub Committee. 

Phil Games is one of the most prominent private client lawyers on the Isle of Man. He acts as a trustee and director on certain client structures and assists clients not only with legal issues but also with the strategic development of their businesses. He specialises in creating bespoke off-shore and multijurisdictional structures such as trusts, foundations, and companies. Phil has considerable expertise in advising those who want to restructure their personal and commercial interests as well as advising on estate planning, complex trust and probate matters. 

Alex Spencer specialises in corporate and commercial law. His clients are both domestic and international and include private companies, PLCs, large blue chip institutions and corporate service providers. He has considerable experience in dealing with matters including corporate acquisitions and disposals, rights issues, AIM listings, shareholders' agreements, general commercial agreements, security documentation, company migrations and non-contentious liquidation and insolvency matters.

David Spencer has widespread experience in banking and insurance law, regulation, and compliance. His specialisms include the drafting and implementation of bespoke bank loan and security documentation, media, and entertainment finance documentation and insurance contracts. David has particular expertise in schemes involving the transfer of insurance business and schemes of amalgamation. He is a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public.

Peter Chemaly specialises in corporate and commercial and company law, including the transactional and regulatory aspects of capital markets, mutual funds and financial services. He also has considerable experience in the asset leasing field, including aircraft leasing. His clients are mainly international (including Indian, Eastern, European and South African) and include listed companies (AIM and NYSE; acting for the company or the underwriters) and private companies. 

Adam Kelly has particular responsibility for commercial contracts and intellectual property matters. He has considerable experience in dealing with licence, service, supply and technology agreements. Adam advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property including computer and software licences, trademarks, domain names, copyright issues, design rights, patents, trade secrets, technology transfer and licence agreements as well as research and development agreements. 

Kevin O'Loughlin has considerable experience in corporate and private client fields and practises in company law, trust law, funds, regulation and pension law. He has advised companies in relation to Isle of Man aspects of corporate activity such as mergers and takeovers and listings, including in relation to associated pensions implications. He regularly advises professional trustees in relation to all aspects of trust administration.