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Collas Crill

GASPE HOUSE, 66-72 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 4XD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 601700
Fax:
Fax 01534 601701
Email:
Web:
www.collascrill.com
Grand Cayman, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

Nuno Santos-Costa

Tel:
Work 01534 601731
Email:
Web:
www.collascrill.com/who-we-are/s/nuno-santos-costa/
Collas Crill

Work Department

Dispute resolution

Position

Senior partner, head of dispute resoltion team in Jersey, Magistrate. 

He specialises in all aspects of commercial litigation, including trust cases, fraud and asset tracing claims and heavyweight commercial disputes. He has appeared in many substantial Jersey cases including acting as senior Jersey counsel for the first defendant in the Alhamrani trusts litigation, Jersey's biggest ever litigation dispute.

He is a Crown advocate, which allows him to present cases on behalf of Her Majesty’s Attorney General. Door tenant at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square

Career

Called to the English Bar 1984; trained at Crills; Crill Canavan; qualified 1992; partner 1994; Crown advocate 1998 to date; relief magistrate 2008 to date.

Languages

French, Spanish, Portuguese

Member

Law Society of Jersey; Commercial Bar Association; Member of the International Fraud Group; Asset Protection and Recovery Network; Sits on the Jersey and Guernsey Law Society Disciplinary Panels;

Education

De La Salle College, Jersey; Kingston University.


Jersey

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Nuno Santos-Costa - Collas Crill

Within: Dispute resolution

Collas Crill has a full-service team with a solid roster of advocates offering leading expertise in their respective fields. Damian James leads on contentious trust matters for a client roster of local trust companies, banks and private clients. Nuno Santos-Costa, also handles, among other matters, property litigation and construction disputes - he also serves as a crown advocate, prosecuting serious criminal cases. The team also regularly acts on corporate litigation and complex, multi-jurisdictional family disputes. Danny Le Maistre is now at Ingram Advocates.

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    The Cayman Islands Government has passed a number of amendment laws to strengthen Cayman's anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regime. The laws, published on 8 August 2019, are intended to help address certain recommended actions in Cayman's legislative framework identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its evaluation report published in March 2019.
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