Keystone Law Isle of Man (IOM) has celebrated its most successful year to date in the leading legal guide The Legal 500 2023 after receiving praise for its ‘excellent and pragmatic’ team who garnered tier 1 and tier 2 rankings for seven of its practice areas.

Find out more about what The Legal 500 had to say about our ranked practice areas and lawyers, below.

ISLE OF MAN: BANKING, FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS

Key names at Keystone Law include Geoff Kermeen, who is experienced in providing advice to lenders and investors on asset finance transactions. Sally Cranshaw assists investment funds and high net worth individuals with real estate finance matters. Stephen RoddWilliam Margot and Hazel Dawson also come recommended.

ISLE OF MAN: COMMERICIAL PROPERTY

Keystone Law has been involved in an array of high value commercial property transactions on the Isle of Man, advising major clients on financing matters. Sally Cranshaw is an expert in real estate financings and has assisted numerous international clients in such matters. Geoff Kermeen advises clients on high value acquisitions and disposals of commercial property. Associate Vicci Laslett focuses on commercial and residential conveyancing, but also has experience in matters pertaining to property financing and land acquisition.

ISLE OF MAN: CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

Keystone Law has an emphasis on high value M&A deals in the jurisdiction, as well as the financial services sector. This includes a client base of banks, trusts and corporate services providers. Hazel Dawson and Vicci Laslett have advised on the listing of a number of trusts on The International Stock Exchange. Geoff Kermeen and Sally Cranshaw are highlighted for their services in deals relating to real estate, as is William Margot, for his expertise handling cross-border M&A deals. Stephen Rodd is also noted.

ISLE OF MAN: DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The practitioners at Keystone Law are ‘quick in identifying strengths and weaknesses’ and provide ‘excellent defence strategies’ when representing clients in complex commercial disputes, trust litigation, professional negligence matters, contentious employment matters, and more. Gillian Christian provides advice which is ‘of the highest standards’, in particular in relation to her specialisms in trust litigation, especially equitable relief for mistake and rectification cases. Other key names include ‘first class’ Andrew Marshall, a ‘very measured calm and knowledgeable lawyer’ specialising in commercial disputes who has recently been particularly active in shareholder disputes.

ISLE OF MAN: EMPLOYMENT

Keystone Law provides a full service employment offering, covering a wide range of issues from employment tribunals to redundancy and restructuring. Gillian Christian and Andrew Marshall advise domestic and international clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to employment, including contractual issues and contentious dismissals. Christian is also a qualified Notary Public. Rachel Berry has experience in advising both employers and employees in matters such as disputes and dismissals. She has also assisted clients with immigration matters.

ISLE OF MAN: INSURANCE AND PENSIONS

Keystone Law provides a full service offering regarding pensions and insurance matters, including the establishment of domestic and international pensions; pension scheme wind-ups, buy-ins, and buy-outs; and international and domestic regulatory and tax matters. Ben Hughes is a key contact regarding pensions and benefits matters, particularly both private and public occupational pension schemes. William Margot supports Hughes on corporate and insurance matters, especially involving international retirement benefit schemes.

ISLE OF MAN: GAMBLING

Keystone Law provides expertise for both the online and land-based gambling industry, advising on a range of issues such as regulatory law, corporate transactions, gaming duty, debt recovery, and data protection. Alongside their experts in liquor licensing, they are also able to advise on transactions involving casinos and betting shops, as well as online operators. Stephen Rodd is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with specific expertise in advising IT, telecoms and e-gaming companies on technology-based commercial agreements.