Bio

Melissa is a senior associate within the Corporate department in the Isle of Man, specialising in Private Client & Trusts work and Commercial Property.

EXPERTISE:

Melissa acts for international financial institutions, law firms and corporate service providers, advising on a full range of complex legal issues which affect both their own businesses and those of their clients.

Melissa deals with all aspects of trust and foundation related matters including trust and corporate transactions, restructuring, provision of advice to trustees, council members, beneficiaries and protectors and providing legal opinions on the authority and capacity of trustees and foundations to enter into a variety of transactions.

Notable transactions include:

  • drafting bespoke discretionary trust deeds for high net worth individuals.
  • advising a charity with its restructuring into a foundation and subsequent administrative and legislative requirements.
  • acting as Isle of Man Counsel for an international structure entering into intercompany guarantees with an international financial institution, which included an Isle of Man foundation and Isle of Man unlimited company.
  • advising an international structure based in America in setting up a pension scheme on the Isle of Man for its international employees.

Melissa is qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales and a Lawyer in the BVI.

Melissa was commended in the Legal 500 2019 for being ‘solution driven’.

EDUCATION:

Bachelors of Law Exempting degree, with an integrated LPC from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

Masters of Law (LLM) with Distinction from the University of Durham.

Updates

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 ...

4 Dec 2020 | News

Partner Fiona Chan to speak at the Hong Kong virtual roadshow hosted by Finance Isle of Man

Fiona Chan, a partner in the corporate department of Appleby’s Hong Kong office will be speaking o...

17 Jun 2020 | News

Considerations for Trustees during COVID-19

Who saw a global pandemic coming in 2020?  Was anyone ready for it?  And could anyone have predict...

12 May 2020 | News

Launch of the inaugural Appleby China Roadshow

Since January 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted all industries across the world, i...

20 Feb 2020 | Deals

Applely advise OakNorth Bank Plc in a financing deal for LV Care Group

Appleby has acted as lead counsel for OakNorth Bank Plc in financing arrangement for LV Care Group. ...

7 Jan 2018 | News

Appleby Isle of Man recruits two new corporate lawyers

Syed Islam and Melissa Wong join Appleby Isle of Man.

Contributors: Melissa Wong

Publications

16 Apr 2020 |

COVID-19 – Charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man re...

Contributors: Kyle Sutherland
6 Apr 2020 |

Isle of Man Charities Registration and Regulation Act 2019

The final provisions of the Charities Registration and Regulation Act 2019 (2019 Act) came into forc...

Contributors: Faye Moffett
2 Dec 2019 |

Reflections on the 16th Annual Isle of Man STEP Conference 2019

Appleby Isle of Man Senior Associate Erin Trimble-Cregeen and Associate Melissa Wong recently attend...

Contributors: Erin Trimble-Cregeen

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