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Collas Crill

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

Elena Moran

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Collas Crill

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Dispute resolution, employment


Partner. Elena’s practice includes contentious trust work, regulatory work, commercial litigation, fund litigation, enforcement of foreign judgments and employment law. Elena has advised local trust companies on all aspects of contentious and semi-contentious trust disputes including claims by beneficiaries, requests for information, setting aside for mistake, Beddoe relief and regulatory issues. She has considerable experience in representing trust companies under investigation by the JFSC and complex public international claims.


Elena joined Collas Crill in 2014, prior to this she worked as a senior associate at Ogier and a consultant at Hanson Renouf. Elena has also worked as a lawyer for the BBC and British Gas.


The Jersey Bar, Inner Temple


University of College London, (LLB Law), Inns Court School of Law (Bar Exams), University College London (Masters of Law), University of College London (PHD, Law)


Sea swimming, kayaking, cycling


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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 focusedElena 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 ‘superbDamian 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 communicatorNuno Santos-Costa, the ‘very bright and impressiveDanny Le Maistre and Dan Boxall, who is ‘completely on top of the legal and factual issues of a case’.

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Within: Employment

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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    Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law
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  • 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.
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