The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Collas Crill

Work 01481 723191
Fax 01481 711880
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.


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.


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

Above material supplied by Collas Crill.

Legal Developments by:
Collas Crill

Legal Developments in Guernsey

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • In re B; B v T (Court of Appeal, 11 July 2012)

    A trustee's duty of confidentiality has recently been discussed and to some extent clarified in the recent Guernsey Court of Appeal decision of In re B; B v T (Court of Appeal, 11 July 2012). This summary has been prepared to provide you with a summary of the case as well as the general issues raised, but is not intended to cover all matters or to provide commentary.   This summary does not constitute legal advice.
  • The Company Administration Regime in Guernsey

  • Guernsey Image Rights Legislation

    The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance 2012 (the Ordinance) and The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2012
  • Guernsey Foundations

    The Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012 (Law) is awaiting Royal assent, expected to be given by the end of the year or early next year. Whilst Guernsey is not the first jurisdiction to provide for foundations, the Law does provide a number of unique options for individuals wishing to take advantage of the benefits provided by foundations. The purpose of this note is to provide both a general summary of the features of a Guernsey foundation, as well as a summary of these unique options that will be available under the Law.
  • Competitive Guernsey

    Guernsey has been considering the introduction of local competition law since at least 2005 and by bringing into effect The Competition (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 on 1 August 2012, has introduced an effective Competition Law regime, to regulate the same 3 core areas recognized in most competition regimes, namely the abuse of a dominant position, anti-competitive arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Friendly Rivalry? The Competition Laws of the Channel Islands

    • New Competition Law for Guernsey in force on 1 August 2012 • Jersey and Guernsey now both regulate the abuse of a dominant position, anti-competitive arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions • Key differences between the islands' competition laws • Overall, a pan-Channel Island approach to regulation
  • Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) Rule Change Update

    Ogier Corporate Finance Limited (OCFL) is the market leader in providing listing agent services for the listing of securities on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX or the Exchange) having sponsored over 445 listings.
  • Channel Island Stock Exchange, LBG - Listing of Securities of Investment Funds

    The Channel Islands Stock Exchange, LBG (the Exchange or CISX) commenced operations on 27 October 1998 and is intended to provide recognised facilities for the listing and trading of securities issued by companies and investment funds.
  • Investment funds in Guernsey

    The investment funds industry in Guernsey has achieved significant growth in recent years. Statistics show that as at 30 June 2011 there was ÂŁ274.5 billion of assets under management in Guernsey.
  • Guernsey Companies Law - Office of the Registrar of Companies

    This memorandum has been prepared for the assistance of our clients in connection with the provisions relevant to the Office of the Registrar of Companies under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) (the “Companies Law”).