Offshore top 30 position: 19
Simcocks had a good year in 2012, reporting a revenue rise of five per cent. Like other Manx firms, Simcocks spent 2012 developing its strategy. It signed an alliance with BVI firm Samuels Richardson & Co in February, and two of its lawyers have been admitted to the BVI bar in an effort to expand the firm’s capability in the jurisdiction.
The firm’s lawyer headcount rose to 23 with hires such as Baker & McKenzie associate Alicia Cain in October and it retains its ranking in the offshore top 30.
Simcocks picked up some high-profile work last year. On the corporate side it worked alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on the £1.4bn private equity deal Project Hawk, involving the acquisition of 75 Manx companies with property holdings in Germany.
The firm is also involved in the IoM aspects of the mammoth Alfa Group litigation, instructed by DLA Piper for defendant CP Crédit Privé ahead of a hearing in May 2013.
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Qualified lawyers: 25