Corporate & Finance Department

Isle of Man
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What the team is known for

An acknowledged leader in capital markets, restructuring and aviation finance, with clients including banks, hedge funds and local companies. Provides expertise in the aerospace, entertainment and shipping markets, among others. Displays strengths in contract negotiation, financing and regulatory matters. Offers additional expertise in work involving fiduciary services companies.


Clients say: "The depth of resources provided enables us to approach Cains for a variety of tasks. Invariably they will be able to support our needs, and provide an excellent service."

Another client adds that the team "responds very quickly" and "shows considerable strength in depth."

Work highlights

Advised AXA in relation to a disposal by subsidiary AXA Life Europe of its offshore investment bonds business to Utmost, a subsidiary of Life Company Consolidation Group.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Baker is called upon by clients including household names in the banking sector. He also offers capabilities in handling capital markets matters.

Richard Vanderplank is "superb and a pleasure to deal with," according to market sources. He is frequently called upon by clients in the financial services sector to handle big-ticket transactions.

Steven Quayle is "very good, bright and on the ball," according to market commentators, who additionally note his focus on aviation law. He is frequently called on by clients across the transportation market on finance and purchase agreements.

Tim Shepherd is "exceptionally good at restructuring," say interviewees. He draws on experience in handling substantial multinational liquidation proceedings.

Tristan Head regularly acts on multi-jurisdictional transactions, including M&A, stock purchase agreements and insolvency cases. Market sources are "particularly impressed by his good practical approach and quick turnaround against tight deadlines."