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Collas Crill

GLATEGNY COURT, PO BOX 140, GLATEGNY ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4EW, GUERNSEY
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Work 01481 723191
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Fax 01481 711880
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www.collascrill.com
Grand Cayman, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Collas Crill is an offshore firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore. With 34 partners and directors, and 85 other lawyers and legal professionals, Collas Crill deliver a comprehensive range of legal services to clients locally and around the globe.

Clients include some of the world’s leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as HNW individuals and families, alongside an established network of independent and trusted partners.

The firm takes pride in its roots and the local communities in which they operate, and continue to build a CSR programme to reflect this.

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance

Collas Crill's well-established banking and finance team have worked with some of the best known transactions both internationally and locally. The firm was the first to manage public/private financing and has one of the largest portfolio of lending transactions within the commercial property market in the Channel Islands. The team also has expertise in Islamic finance structures and funds finance transactions.

Capital Markets

The firm's capital markets team has substantial onshore as well as offshore capital markets experience, providing a depth understanding of all aspects of capital markets structures and the commercial drivers that underpin transactions. The team advise on the full range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, structured finance and securitisations, bond issuance, and TISE and CSX listings.

Commercial and Residential Property

This full service property team in Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands is recognised by clients for its responsive, friendly and commercially aware approach. The firm's property specialists have the local knowledge and expertise to not only offer top quality advice on all commercial and residential transactions, but to give meaningful opinions and anticipate challenges and opportunities at every stage of the process. 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

With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience across its offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, Collas Crill ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key global offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger, global picture. Corporate expertise includes listings duties and liabilities of directors, migrations and restructurings.

Dispute Resolution

One of the largest dispute resolution teams in the Channel Islands with a growing team in the Cayman Islands, the firm has unrivalled experience in heavyweight commercial and trusts disputes. The firm co-ordinates advice from its multi-jurisdictional teams, so clients benefit from a wealth of international knowledge and experience.

Employment

Offering advice on strategic employment, and to directors and key executives, the firm has significant experience in all forms of contentious and non-contentious/advisory employment advice. The team is supported by a strong litigation practice working alongside its trusts, funds and corporate practices to support employment issues arising from regulatory investigations, trust company mergers and corporate activity.

Insolvency and Restructuring

The firm provides advice to businesses on legislation and procedures in Jersey and Guernsey, regularly acting on matters of a complex and cross-jurisdictional nature.

Intellectual Property

Collas Crill is the only Channel Islands firm to offer an innovative, fully integrated IP service. The firm registers, manages and provides IP portfolio services to clients throughout the world, and from their base in Guernsey, can provide structured IP ownership schemes to help maximise the potential and commercialisation of IP assets.

Investment Funds

Collas Crill's fund specialists offer advice on all aspects relating to the establishment, authorisation and structuring of funds and related investment vehicles. The firm has particular expertise acting for emerging managers who are building their business and acting for institutional investors, including acting for private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds on joint venture and fund investments, as well as planning their internal corporate structures.

Private Client

Its award-winning team 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, the firm advises on a wide range of matters including general regulatory and compliance corporate governance; anti-money laundering (AML) advice and non-financial services regulatory matters.

Technology

Collas Crill's technology team assists clients to take advantage of opportunities in the exciting and fast moving world of technology; including blockchain, digital assets, artificial intelligence, fintech/insure-tech/regtech, social media and online business. The firm has broad experience of advising clients from across the technology sector from start-ups to industry leading businesses and institutional investors.

Trust & Fiduciary

The firm has an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. This award winning team has associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection.

UK Real Estate

In 2010, Collas Crill became the first offshore law firm in the Channel Islands to establish a dedicated UK Real Estate Practice. The team is highly experienced in dealing with the broad range of commercial and residential real estate available to investors, bringing city standards of service delivered from offshore in relation to individual investment properties as well as all sizes of real estate portfolios.

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, they also regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Other offices: BVI, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Hong Kong (representative office), London, Singapore

  • Number of partners and directors: 13
  • Number of other fee-earners: 31

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