Tel: 01624 638300 Fax: 01624 638333   Cains is a leading Isle of Man law and professional services group and is expert in advising clients on capital markets, e-business, international financial services, shipping and space and satellite.

The firm: The business acts for a broad range of clients including multi-national corporations, financial institutions, regulatory bodies and family offices and has a strong track record of working in partnership with leading law firms to effect international transactions, including market listings, for clients. Cains was honoured in 2009 with the International Trade category of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a British business. The firm has offices in London and Singapore as well as the Isle of Man.

The Cains group has good links with the Isle of Man government in both a consultative and advisory capacity and has contributed significantly to the development of the Isle of Man’s financial services industry.

Clients around the world include substantial banking and financial institutions, major multinationals and other public and private companies from a wide cross-section of industry and commerce. Cains also acts as Isle of Man counsel to international law firms, state bodies and supranational bodies. Additionally, assistance is provided to private clients seeking expert estate planning advice.

Cains’ qualified staff include English, Singaporean, South African and Bermudan lawyers as well as Isle of Man advocates and notaries. Cains invests heavily in its staff and systems to ensure that its clients’ needs are met as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Types of work undertaken:

Banking and capital markets: Cains advises on all aspects of work in these areas, including the structuring and implementation of significant financing transactions, IPOs and other debt and equity issues.

Corporate, M&A and restructurings: Cains provides advice on domestic and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposal of companies, solvent and insolvent restructurings and other reorganisations.

Funds and financial regulation: Cains has significant experience in financial services regulation, including the structuring and organising of offshore open and closed-ended investment companies, unit trusts, limited partnerships and other vehicles.

Litigation: Cains’ litigation team acts for a broad range of foreign and multi-national clients including regulatory bodies and leading international law firms. The lawyers at Cains have specialist expertise in the coordination of complex multi-jurisdictional litigation, such as tracing actions, fraud recovery, injunctions and cross-border insolvencies.

Property and private client: work is undertaken on all aspects of development, retail, construction and planning. Cains’ personalised private client service advises high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of estate planning.

Shipping and aviation: the firm has an active aviation practice and undertakes ship registration and finance work as well as advising international ship management groups.

Space: the Isle of Man is fast becoming recognised as a centre of excellence for the provision of specialised financial and regulatory services to the global space and satellite industry. Cains can advise on all aspects of the establishment of space and satellite related businesses on the Isle of Man.

*Cains is the trading name of Cains Advocates Limited, an incorporated legal practice on the Isle of Man with registered number 009770V.

Breakdown of work    %Corporate    80
Litigation    15
Property    5

Number of directors10

Number of other fee-earners20


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