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Collas Crill

GASPE HOUSE, 66-72 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 4XD, JERSEY
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Grand Cayman, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Jersey

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Collas Crill

Clients describe the banking and finance team at Collas Crill as ‘highly responsive, efficient and great to work with’. The ‘commercially aware and pragmatic’ Mike Williams recently joined the firm from Mourant Ozannes, along with Ian Montgomery, and now heads the group, while Dilmun Leach arrived from Ogier; on the junior level, Fiona Wilson transferred to the commercial department after serving as the firm’s senior knowledge management lawyer. Recent work includes acting for a Middle Eastern asset manager on the BVI aspects of a loan transaction designed to enhance the oil and gas infrastructure in a North African nation, and assisted a well-known bank with a loan to fund the development of hospitality projects at a major international airport.

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Commercial property
Commercial property - ranked: tier 1

Collas Crill

The four-partner team at Collas Crill ‘regularly demonstrates an ability to quickly assist with both regular services and enquiries in times of urgency’. Known to clients for its ‘fast response times, personal approach and knowledge in the area’, the group acts for major retailers, developers, banks and corporates in Jersey and abroad under the leadership of the ‘knowledgeable, experienced and courteous’ Martin Le Boutillier. Dunelm appointed the practice to handle all aspects of its entry into Jersey by way of a retail lease, and Paul Harben led the advice to a UK bank with regard to the property aspects of a substantial loan to refinance an existing debt involving a well-known commercial building in St Helier. Michael Morris specialises in UK real estate transactions, acting for funds, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals, and is also a key contact. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Pamela Doherty from Mourant Ozannes.

Leading individuals

Martin Le Boutillier - Collas Crill

Paul Harben - Collas Crill

Next generation lawyers

Pamela Doherty - Collas Crill

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 2

Collas Crill

The ‘responsive and professional’ team at Collas Crill is headed by Mike Williams, who recently joined the firm from Mourant Ozannes , along with the highly recommended Ian Montgomery. Montgomery recently acted for Noah Bidco in its acquisition of shares in Jersey company Metalsteel. In other highlights, a longstanding client which owns a holding structure with companies across a variety of jurisdictions appointed the firm to undertake a complex restructuring exercise to facilitate the redevelopment of hotel sites into exclusive residential apartments, and the team represented a trust company in its capacity as trustee in its acquisition of a Jersey company which owns high-value residential property assets in London. Associate Conor Walsh was part of the team which assisted Three UK with the BVI law aspects of its acquisition of Transvision Investments. Also notable is corporate and regulatory specialist Dilmun Leach, who recently joined the department from Ogier .

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Collas Crill

One client finds Collas Crill is ‘undoubtedly a leader in the field’ as ‘excellence pervades its work at all levels’ and its ‘first-class’ lawyers ‘repeatedly demonstrate an effective team approach’. Involved in the longstanding multi-jurisdictional Crociani v Crociani trust dispute, the ‘commercially focused’ Elena Moran continues to act for the current trustee at the appeal stage following the Royal Court’s decision in favour of the client in September 2017. The ‘superb’ Damian James – who is known as an ‘astute, calm and authoritative tactician’ – is also a key contact in the trust dispute space. On the commercial front, Tepe appointed the group to handle a dispute with Turkish state-owned Botas after the latter resisted the enforcement of the plaintiff’s arbitration awards seeking to arrest and sell Botas’ shares in two Jersey oil and gas subsidiaries. Other key contacts include ‘robust litigator’ and ‘strong communicator’ Nuno Santos-Costa, the ‘very bright and impressive’ Danny Le Maistre and Dan Boxall, who is ‘completely on top of the legal and factual issues of a case’.

Leading individuals

Damian James - Collas Crill

Nuno Santos-Costa - Collas Crill

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Collas Crill

Particularly strong in the financial services sector, the employment law offering at Collas Crill provides the full gamut of services, including support in the context of corporate transactions, senior executive severance negotiations and litigation. Key names include corporate and insolvency specialist Paul Wilson and dispute resolution partner Elena Moran. The practice's client roster features names such as SigmaRoc, Condor Ferries and Coutts & Co.

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Private client, trusts and tax
Private client, trusts and tax - ranked: tier 2

Collas Crill

Some of the main names to note in Collas Crill’s ‘very approachable, knowledgeable, professional and commercial’ private client team are ‘widely experienced’ senior associate Nick Marshall and practice head Kellyann Ozouf, who is known to clients as a ‘solid, practical lawyer’. Dispute resolution practice leader Dionne Gilbert is acting for a high-net-worth individual in divorce and ancillary proceedings against his wife, a beneficiary of a discretionary trust containing substantial liquid assets; Damian James, who spearheads the trust litigation sub-team, is currently representing the trustee of a Jersey structure before the Royal Court following a beneficiary’s application for access to trust and accounting documents in the context of deteriorating family relations. On the advisory side, the group oversaw the launch of several new foundations, and Ozouf handled the migration of several trusts and loans from Guernsey to Jersey and guided clients through corporate governance matters such as the removal of co-trustees. Other noteworthy names include of counsel Dan Boxall.

Leading individuals

Kellyann Ozouf - Collas Crill

Next generation lawyers

Dan Boxall - Collas Crill

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Legal Developments in Jersey

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  • Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law

    Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law
  • Jersey Opens the door to QROP’s

    Jersey opens the door to QROPs
  • Jersey Legislation Overview

    Jersey Legislation Overview
  • Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes

    Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes
  • AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences

    AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 
  • The New Charities Law - a bright new dawn

    As of Friday 21 November 2014, the new Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the " Law ") (or at least certain parts of it) came into effect.  This represents a quantum leap forward for Jersey in the charity field.  The Law has introduced a new test for what is charitable (the " Charity Test "), has introduced the post of a Charity Commissioner and a Charity Tribunal, and in time will introduce standards that those who run charities in the Island will have to abide by.  It is hoped that the Law will enable the Island to flourish as a centre for the administration of charitable and philanthropic structures.
  • New Managed Account Regime for Jersey Hedge Fund Managers

    An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.  This will enable hedge fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law (FS Law) in Jersey to carry out fund services business (FSB) to also service qualifying segregated managed accounts (QSMAs) without the need to seek additional regulation for the conduct of investment business under the FS Law.
  • The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012: Changes to Jersey's security regime

    On 2 January 2014, the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in respect of Jersey law security over intangible movable property (e.g. shares/securities, bank accounts and custody assets).  The new law replaces the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983 (which was in force for the last three decades) and introduces a number of important changes which modernise Jersey's security regime.
  • Exclusive and Inherent Jurisdictions: to boldly go where no Court has gone before?

    On 26 November 2014, the Privy Council delivered judgment in the long-running case of Crociani & Others v. Crociani & Others [2014] UKPC 40 .  The case is of interest to trustees because it provides conclusive and binding guidance on the treatment of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in trust deeds.  However, it also raises questions as to the fundamental nature of the inherent supervisory jurisdiction of the Royal Court in connection with trust matters, and whether it is in fact broader than previously thought.
  • Accessing EU Institutional investor capital

    Luxembourg is one of the largest global investment fund domiciles, benefiting from the following factors: