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Collas Crill

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Grand Cayman, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Collas Crill is an offshore law firm that never stands still. Its roots are in the Caribbean and Channel Islands but, thanks to its forward-thinking approach, the firm has built a strong global presence and reputation.

The firm: Collas Crill has an unmatched reputation for innovation in the offshore legal world. It was the first law firm with offices in Singapore, the Cayman Islands, the BVI, London and each of the Channel Islands. It has consistently challenged the status quo to find simpler, faster and smarter ways to help those it works with reach their full potential. The firm measures its success from its clients' perspective.

Its professional expertise and legal skill are a given. It's the way it does business and the time and care it puts into building strong relationships with clients and intermediaries that sets it apart from its competitors. The firm has real people with personality and it genuinely enjoys what it does and this is why its clients enjoy working with Collas Crill. By listening to its clients, it has built an honest brand which reflects the values, personality and character of the firm and, importantly, the people who work at Collas Crill.

With 30 partners and directors, and 68 other lawyers and legal professionals, Collas Crill delivers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients locally and around the globe. Its clients include some of the world's leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as servicing the needs of HNW individuals and families across the globe. The firm also takes pride in its roots in the local communities in which it operates, and is developing a reflective CSR programme.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial and residential property: the firm is consistently recognised as a leader across the Channels Islands, working on many of the major transactions with the largest property developers in Guernsey and Jersey.

Corporate and commercial: corporate expertise including listings duties and liabilities of directors, migrations and restructurings. Its offices in the Channel Islands, Asia and the Caribbean work seamlessly to deliver a truly global service in all time zones.

Dispute resolution: one of the largest dispute resolution teams in the Channel Islands with a growing team in the Cayman Islands. It has unrivalled experience in heavyweight commercial and trusts disputes. The firm has acted in some of the largest and most high-profile litigation in the Channel Islands with multi-jurisdictional angles.

Employment: a front runner in the provision of employment advice in the Channel Islands advising employers and employees on all contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

Funds: extensive experience in a broad range of investment fund-related matters across its Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Singapore offices, including establishment and authorisation of investment fund vehicles and listing of investment fund structures.

IP, e-business and data: a pioneer in the IP field with the innovative formation of Collas Crill IP, which provides a unique IP solution in the Channel Islands. The firm has a growing reputation in data and IT risk management and e-gaming/e-business.

Wills and estate planning: the team can assist in all aspects of wills, estate planning and administration, succession planning, probate, guardianship and powers of attorney.

Insolvency and restructuring: advice to businesses on legislation and procedures in Jersey and Guernsey, regularly acting on matters of a complex and cross-jurisdictional nature.

Private client: its award-winning team – Legal Team of the Year (Mid-size) STEP Private Client Awards 2015/16 – works closely with HNW clients cross the globe to ensure their wealth is protected, both now and for future generations.

Risk and regulatory: a leader in the provision of risk and regulatory advice across the Channel Islands, advising on a wide range of matters including general regulatory and compliance corporate governance; anti-money laundering (AML) advice and non-financial services regulatory matters.

Trusts and foundations: Collas Crill is a market leader in trusts and foundations law and advice to all related parties. The team has expertise in shari'ah law structures and documentation, retirement annuity trust schemes, employee benefit trusts and pension schemes, advice and opinions on transactions involving trusts; and regulatory issues for trustees and foundation council members.

Other offices: Cayman Islands, Jersey, London, Singapore, BVI

  • Number of partners and directors: 30
  • Number of other fee-earners: 68

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