Prestigious award for local lawyer

Appleby partner Garry Manley has received a silver award for “IFC Lawyer of the year, partner” at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2020.

Garry Manley

The awards, which were announced on Wednesday 11th November, highlight leaders under 40 in the wealth sector who excel at work and also make an important contribution to society.

Garry is the only Isle of Man lawyer recognised at this year’s Future Leaders Awards.

Garry Manley, Partner at Appleby Isle of Man, said: “I am delighted to be recognised by Citywealth at the Future Leaders Awards 2020. It is a real honour to receive such a prestigious award, but the credit really must go to the clients who rely on Appleby to handle their most significant transactions, as well as the dedicated lawyers in Appleby’s Isle of Man corporate team who help to make those deals happen.”

Faye Moffett, Managing Partner for Appleby Isle of Man, told B365: “Congratulations to Garry on his recent and well deserved award. Garry is a talented lawyer who gets involved with all aspects of client work, people development and local community projects. He inspires and motivates all who work with him and is a great asset to both the firm and the Island.”

Before joining Appleby, Garry practised for almost a decade in the London, Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.  Legal 500 UK describes him as “an outstanding corporate lawyer” who “knows how to get a deal done”.

Since returning to the Isle of Man in 2017, Garry has led the Appleby team on a number of significant transactions, including SBTech’s $3.3 billion merger with DraftKings, STX Entertainment’s merger-of-equals with Eros International, RL360’s £259 million acquisition of a 76% interest in Friends Provident International and the £256 million take-private of Manx Telecom.

Before studying at Oxford University, where he obtained a first class law degree, Garry was educated in the Isle of Man, and he has returned to his secondary school on several occasions to speak to sixth form students on applying to universities.  He is heavily involved in various local community projects, including the Appleby Academy, a 12-week programme that Appleby runs every year, where upper-sixth students work alongside a mentor to produce a report based on a real-life business scenario.  Garry also takes an active role in training and mentoring Appleby’s junior lawyers.