Bio

Garry Manley is a partner in our Isle of Man office who advises on a broad range of Isle of Man and BVI corporate transactions.  He leads the firm’s funds & investment services team in the Isle of Man.

Garry has extensive experience of advising on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, international securities offerings, corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues, with a particular focus on regulated financial services and insurance businesses.

He received a First Class law degree from Oxford University, where he placed in the top 10 in his year and received numerous academic awards, including the Quadrant Chambers Prize for obtaining the highest mark in the university in one of his papers.  Before joining Appleby he practised for almost a decade in the London, Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Legal 500 UK describes Garry as “an outstanding corporate lawyer” who “knows how to get a deal done”.

Garry is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, an Isle of Man advocate and a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands).

EXPERTISE:

Recent examples of Garry’s representative work include:

  • Advising SBTech (Global) Limited on its $3.3 billion three-way merger with DraftKings Inc. and Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp.
  • Advising STX Entertainment on its merger-of-equals with Eros International (the first example of an Isle of Man company issuing contingent value rights).
  • Advising International Financial Group Limited on its acquisition of a 76% interest in Friends Provident International Limited for £259 million.
  • Advising the second Basalt Infrastructure Partners fund on its recommended takeover of AIM-listed Manx Telecom plc for approximately £255.9 million.
  • Advising Monument Re on its acquisition of LCLI International Life Assurance Company Limited and Charles Taylor Group’s other Isle of Man operations.
  • Advising KKR & Co. on its acquisition of Prometic Bioseparations Ltd from Liminal BioSciences Inc.
  • Advising Thomas Miller Investment (Isle of Man) Limited on the sale of its offshore private client investment management business to Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management.
  • Advising W.H. Ireland Group plc on the sale of W H Ireland (IOM) Limited to Ravenscroft Holdings.
  • Advising on the establishment of a number of regulated collective investment schemes.

EDUCATION:

Oxford University (University College)

Updates

19 Nov 2020 | News

Appleby Partner Garry Manley receives Citywealth IFC Lawyer of the Year Award

Appleby partner Garry Manley has received a silver award for “IFC Lawyer of the year, partner” a...

15 Sep 2020 | News

Appleby partner Garry Manley shortlisted for Lawyer of the year award

Appleby partner Garry Manley has been nominated as “IFC Lawyer of the year, partner” in the City...

21 Jul 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises IFGL on Friends Provident Acquisition

Leading offshore law firm Appleby has advised International Financial Group Limited (IFGL), the owne...

14 May 2020 | News

Anti-takeover strategies during COVID-19

The unprecedented market volatility and substantial declines in stock prices that we have witnessed ...

22 Apr 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises STX Entertainment on Merger with Eros International

Leading offshore law firm Appleby is acting as Isle of Man counsel to STX Filmworks, Inc. (STX Enter...

15 Apr 2020 | News

COVID-19 Economic Substance Update

All of the offshore jurisdictions in which Appleby operates have implemented legislation to require ...

29 Nov 2019 | Deals

Appleby Advises KKR on GBP 45 Million Acquisition of Prometic Bioseparations

Appleby acted as Isle of Man counsel to KKR & co., a leading global investment firm, on its acqu...

Publications

13 Aug 2020 |

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACS) make a comeback

In this global article on SPACs we revisit the basics, then look to each of our key jurisdictions fo...

19 Jun 2020 |

Warranty Claims: On time, but too late?

A recent decision in the English High Court highlighted the importance of buyers acting quickly if t...

4 Jun 2020 |

2019: The Isle of Man M&A year in review Part 1 – Why is it significant?

In this, the first of a two-part series, Garry Manley considers the significance of mergers and acqu...

31 Jan 2020 |

Brexit Day has arrived: What does that mean for Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man?

Brexit Day has arrived, and at 11 o’clock this evening the UK’s EU membership will come to an en...

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