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 and venture capital/private equity investments, 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”.

IFLR named Garry as the Isle of Man’s Rising Star Lawyer at the Rising Star Awards Europe 2020, which was the first time an Isle of Man lawyer has been recognised at those awards.  Garry also received a silver award for “IFC Lawyer of the year, partner” at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2020.

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 on the establishment of Erso Capital PCC Limited, a $1 billion litigation financing vehicle.
  • 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 SOF-12 Cambridge BidCo Limited, a newly formed company owned by Starwood Funds, on its £467.9 million recommended cash offer for London-listed RDI REIT P.L.C.
  • 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

15 Mar 2021 | Deals

Appleby advises on recommended cash acquisition of RDI REIT PLC

Appleby is acting as Isle of Man and BVI counsel to SOF-12 Cambridge BidCo Limited, a newly formed c...

4 Mar 2021 | Deals

Appleby advises on launch of new litigation funding business

Appleby’s Isle of Man office has advised on the establishment of Erso Capital, a new litigation fu...

19 Feb 2021 | News

Appleby partner Garry Manley named “Rising Star Lawyer” at IFLR Awards

Appleby partner Garry Manley has been named “Rising Star Lawyer for the Isle of Man” at the IFLR...

18 Dec 2020 | Deals

Appleby advises on GBP12,800,000 purchase of Douglas Bay Complex

Appleby acted for Douglas Bay Property Limited on its recent GBP 12,800,000 purchase of the Douglas ...

15 Dec 2020 | News

Extension of Isle of Man Economic Substance Rules

The Isle of Man Government has today (15 December) approved an extension of the economic substance ...

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...

Publications

18 Jun 2021 |

Isle of Man – Extension of Economic Substance Requirements to Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

The Income Tax (Substance Requirements) Order 2021 was approved by Tynwald on 16 June 2021.  This O...

13 May 2021 |

Isle of Man: Mergers & Acquisitions Comparative Guide

First Published in Mondaq Comparative Guide, April 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an...

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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