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Collas Crill

40 DON STREET, ST HELIER, JE1 4XD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 601700
Fax:
Fax 01534 601701
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Web:
www.collascrill.com
St Peter Port, St Helier, Singapore

Paul Wilson

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Work 01534 601752
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Collas Crill

Work Department

Corporate and commercial department.

Position

Partner and head of Collas Crill’s corporate and commercial department in Jersey. A Jersey advocate who deals predominantly with M&A, insolvency and corporate restructuring, employment law, banking, competition law and regulatory advisory work.

Career

Bond Dickinson (formerly Bond Pearce) trainee 1993-1995; English Solicitor 1995 to 2001. Collas Crill (formerly Crill Canavan) 2001 to date; qualifying as a Jersey advocate in 2009 and becoming a partner in 2010. Notable publications include: Chapter on Jersey Employment Law in ‘How to Hire and Fire in 100 Jurisdictions’ (publishing 2005 and reissued 2010).

Member

Law Society of Jersey; Law Society of England and Wales; Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts; Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Exeter School, Exeter; Kingston University (LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law (Law Society Finals, English Solicitors’ Exams).

Leisure

Football, skiing, cricket.

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  • Guernsey and Jersey issue draft Guidance Notes for FATCA-based reporting

    On 31 January 2014 the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey jointly issued draft Guidance Notes (in conjunction with the Isle of Man) on the implementation of obligations arising under the  intergovernmental agreements ("IGAs") signed by each island with the UK in October 2013 and  with the US in December 2013. The draft Guidance Notes, as currently published, are substantially the same for each island, subject to certain island-specific differences. The current draft is to be to be regarded as a work in progress and the views of local industry in each island are being sought.
  • Introduction of Limited Liability Partnerships in Guernsey

    In response to increasing demand for limited liability partnership structures in Guernsey, and following the successful adoption of such structures in other jurisdictions, the States of Guernsey have recently approved draft legislation which introduces limited liability partnerships to Guernsey (the "LLP Law"). The draft law is expected to receive Royal Assent and come into force prior to July
  • Modified Universalism - The Guernsey Perspective

    The Royal Court has recently given clear guidance on the application of the principle of modified universalism to insolvency matters in Guernsey. The case of EFG Private Bank (Channel Islands) Ltd v. BC Capital Group (in liquidation) & Ors [34/2013] will have significant consequences for crossborder insolvencies with a Guernsey element, as it sets out for the first time the principles which the Royal Court should consider when assessing the nature and extent of its obligation to provide "active assistance" to foreign insolvency proceedings.
  • Implications of FATCA for Cayman Islands entities

    FATCA or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, is actually a section of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act passed into United States law in March 2010, that comes into force on 1 July 2014. It is unique in its extra-territorial reach, being an attempt to force financial institutions ("FIs") worldwide to report on their U.S. tax resident accountholders and imposing sanctions for non-compliance. The starting point is that all nonU.S. FIs should be forced to register with and identify their U.S. tax resident accountholders to the IRS or face a 30% withholding tax on gross payments from U.S. payors. Read more...
  • Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited v Glenalla Properties Limited and Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees

    The Plaintiffs as the former trustees (the "Former Trustees") of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust (the "Trust"), a trust governed by Jersey law, brought proceedings in the Guernsey Royal Court under Section 69 of the Trusts (Guernsey) Law, 2007 ("TGL") inter alia for declarations against four British Virgin Island companies (the "BVI Companies") which were creditors of the Former Trustees pursuant to loan arrangements. The declarations sought by the Former Trustees were to the effect that the Former Trustees' liability to the BVI Companies was only as trustee and that the claims could only be enforced against the Former Trustees to the extent that they held assets of the Trust available to satisfy these demands. Read more...
  • AIFMD Update - January 2014

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  • New security law provides enhanced benefits to creditors

    The new Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 which came into force on 2 January 2014 provides a new regime for the creation and registration of security interests over shares and other intangible movable property situate in Jersey. Read more...
  • Guernsey Launches Aviation Registry

     
  • Cayman Islands and the United States sign FATCA IGA

     
  • Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Amendment No.7) (Jersey) Regulations 2008