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.

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. His clients include onshore law firms, international financial institutions, investment funds and listed and private companies.

He received a First Class law degree from Oxford University, where he was awarded the Quadrant Chambers Prize for the best performance in International Trade and the Book Prize for the best performance at University College. Before joining Appleby he practised for almost a decade as an English lawyer in the London, Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

In the most recent edition of Legal 500 UK, Garry is described 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 the second Basalt Infrastructure Partners fund on its recommended takeover of AIM-listed Manx Telecom plc for approximately £255.9 million.
  • 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.

EDUCATION:

Oxford University (University College)

Updates

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...

22 Nov 2019 | News

Crown Dependencies release updated Economic Substance Guidance

The governments of Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey have today released version 2.0 of their joi...

23 May 2019 | Deals

Appleby Advises on Manx Telecom Takeover

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as Isle of Man counsel to (1) Basalt Infrastructure Partners...

15 Nov 2018 | News

Appleby Isle of Man Welcomes New Partner

Garry Manley joins Appleby Isle of Man.

Contributors: Garry Manley

Publications

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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