Faye Moffett

Faye Moffett is the Managing Partner of the Isle of Man office, Group Head of the Corporate department and Team Leader for the Banking and Asset Finance team, in the Isle of Man.

She specialises in general banking and finance transactions, including property finance, aircraft and ship finance matters. She has particular experience in providing opinions on Isle of Man companies and on cross­border security and insolvency issues. Clients include Isle of Man companies, international financial institutions and international law firms.

Faye has been named ´Leader in the Field´ by Chambers UK from 2011 ­to 2017 and by Legal 500 UK from 2016 to 2017. In Chambers UK 2019, Faye was ranked as an exceptional individual in the category ‘Eminent Practitioners’. She was also named a ‘Leading Individual’ in Banking & Finance in Legal 500 UK 2018.

Chambers UK 2016 commends Faye for being “very grounded” and “reasonable” and in Chambers UK 2017 as “well-regarded”. Legal 500 UK 2018 praises Faye for being “a pleasure to work with” and known for her “great people skills”.

Faye is also a notary public.

Firm Overview:

The Isle of Man has developed a reputation as a premier financial jurisdiction in terms of regulation whilst retaining the delicate balance between providing a business friendly environment and meeting international standards of financial supervision.

Appleby’s Isle of Man office, Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC, is one of the longest established legal practices in the island, with nine partners and over 70 staff. Our lawyers are consistently ranked in the top tier of legal directories for our corporate and dispute resolution advice.

Our team of over 30 lawyers advise clients in relation to Isle of Man and British Virgin Islands law and facilitate the provision of legal advice in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

In 2016 we were named “Isle of Man Law Firm of the Year” at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards.

As a responsible business on the Isle of Man, Appleby has a long history of contributing to our local community through the Appleby Charitable Foundation as part of its Corporate Responsibility Strategy. To find out more about our key projects in the community please scroll down.

Simon Nicholas

Simon Nicholas joined KPMG Isle of Man in 2010. Prior to moving to the Isle of Man, Simon worked for KPMG in Bermuda for 6 years. Simon has over 14 years of experience audit and advisory services with financial services clients, primarily in the insurance industry.

During his career, Simon has worked with the Lloyd’s and London insurance markets, the Bermuda captive and commercial reinsurance markets and the Isle of Man captive insurance, life assurer, banking and funds industries.

Simon leads our local insurance practice with a focus on both audit and advisory engagements, largely consisting of external and internal audit engagements for KPMG’s insurance clients and local subsidiaries of large European life assurers. Simons currently works with clients across the Isle of Man, the UK and Gibraltar.

Simon sits on the local insurance focus group, the Isle of Man Captive Association – both on the executive committee and the marketing and strategy sub-committee and on behalf of Isle of Man Finance represents and promotes the Isle of Man insurance industry. Simon is also a member of the Manx Insurance Association and Association of International Life Offices.

Simon has been part of the KPMG Financial Derivative Resource (FDR) team.

Firm Overview:

KPMG in the Isle of Man is one of the leading professional services firms with over 100 employees and 8 directors delivering audit, tax and advisory services to clients worldwide. We provide industry insights to help organisations negotiate risk and perform in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business.

Phil Games

Phil Games is one of the most prominent private client lawyers on the Isle of Man and has many long-term client relationships. He acts as a trustee and director on certain client structures and assists clients not only with legal issues but also with the strategic development of their businesses often requiring him to travel to the Far East and throughout Europe.

Phil specialises in working with other professionals to create bespoke off-shore and multi-jurisdictional structures such as Isle of Man trusts, foundations and companies. He has considerable expertise in advising wealthy international families who want to restructure their personal and commercial interests as well as advising on estate planning, complex trust, probate and international pension matters.

Phil serves on the board of a number of financial services and commercial bodies. As the chief executive of Simcocks, he is responsible for the vision, mission, strategy and review of the company and his direct commercial experience brings a realistic and pragmatic element to his advice to clients.

He has been named as a leader in his field by the independent directory, Chambers UK and is recommended for his expertise by The Legal 500.

Firm Overview:

Simcocks is a leading Isle of Man law firm. We offer a full range of legal services to corporate and private clients. Our Isle of Man advocates are approachable, dynamic and deliver results in a cost-effective and pragmatic manner.

We provide an extensive range of legal services broadly grouped into the areas of commercial, dispute resolution and private client. Offering technical advice to help clients achieve their goals, we pride ourselves on enabling matters to be conducted swiftly and effectively.

Our lawyers have proved they have a flair for creating solutions that are innovative but workable and the team offers a responsive and discreet service.

Our commercial department deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial activity serving public and private companies, financial institutions, public sector bodies, partnerships and individuals.

With the strength and depth of experience, we regularly work on high-value, complex transactions with cross-border dimensions.

The dispute resolution department is considered to be one of the strongest in the Isle of Man. Specialising in international corporate and commercial litigation, it has an impressive track record of success in high stake disputes.

The private client department focus includes advising high net worth individuals on wealth structuring, will and succession, trusts, probate and estate management. Our lawyers have a proven track record in working effectively with international clients who need to implement estate planning and have considerable experience with the administration of international estates that hold multi-jurisdictional assets.

Researchers from the independent legal directories, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 have consistently praised Simcocks and many of the firm’s Isle of Man lawyers are recommended in a variety of publications for their expertise in their specialist practice areas.

Simcocks is the only Isle of Man practice belonging to LawNet, a leading group of law firms in the UK and Ireland.