Isle of Man • London

Alex Spencer - Director

Alex Spencer
Office: +44 1624 690 352
  • The "responsive, proactive and very commercial" Alex Spencer leads the practice at Simcocks. - 2016 Legal 500
  • David Spencer’s team at Simcocks is ‘highly responsive’, with Alex Spencer praised as ‘diligent and able to understand issues from a client’s perspective’. The firm kept busy on a series of loan restructurings in 2009, and clients include Barclays, DEG and RBS. - 2010 Legal 500
  • Alex Spencer specialises in corporate and commercial law. He has experience dealing with corporate acquisitions and disposals, rights issues, AIM listings, liquidation and insolvency matters, among others. - 2012 Chambers Europe
  • Alex Spencer is described by one source as "very practical with an intimate understanding of the real-life commercial aspects of a transaction." His practice encompasses all manner of commercial and corporate issues. - 2014 Chambers Global
  • Alex Spencer "is an excellent communicator, able to explain complex matters." Recently, he has advised on financial transactions surrounding the sale of two substantial aircraft. Interviewees comment that "he has a commercial, pragmatic approach appreciated by us and our clients." - 2013 Chambers UK
  • Alex Spencer ‘provides a pragmatic and common-sense approach to each transaction’. - 2012 Legal 500
  • Alex Spencer "is an excellent communicator who is able to explain complex matters." Interviewees comment "he has a commercial, pragmatic approach appreciated by us and our clients." - 2013 Chambers Global
  • Alex Spencer "gives timely, useful advice". - 2013 Legal 500
  • "Commercial and very enthusiastic, his broad corporate and commercial practice sees him regularly advising private and public companies of domestic and international repute." - 2015 Chambers UK
  • Simcocks’ ‘reasonable and responsive’ Banking and finance team is led by the ‘commercial and easy-to-deal-with’ Alex Spencer, who acted for a number of borrowers regarding multibillion-pound loan facilities. - 2015 Legal 500
  • Simcocks regularly receive instructions from major US and UK law firms. Alex Spencer plays a key role. - 2015 Legal 500


Alex 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. Alex also advises on regulatory matters together with banking and finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers. 

Alex has given expert witness evidence on Manx law regarding directors’ duties and the applicability of foreign law.

He has been named a leader in his field by the independent directory, Chambers UK and recommended for his expertise by the Legal 500. 

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  • Admitted Isle of Man 2004 


  • University of Liverpool (LLB Hons) 2001
  • College of Law, Chester (LPC) 2002


  • Isle of Man Law Society