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 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 honored in 2009 under the International Trade category of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a British business. The firm has offices in London and Singapore as well as the Isle of Man.
Main Areas of Practice
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, Mergers and Aquisitions, and Restructurings: Cains provides advice on domestic and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposal of companies, solvent and insolvent restructurings, and other reorganizations.
Funds and Financial Regulation: Cains has significant experience in financial services regulation, including the structuring and organizing of offshore open- and closed-ended investment companies, unit trusts, limited partnerships and other vehicles.
Litigation: Cains’ litigation team acts on behalf of a broad range of foreign and multinational 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’ personalized 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 recognized as a center of excellence for the provision of specialized 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.