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Collas Crill

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Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port

Paul Wilson

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Collas Crill

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


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).


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


Exeter School, Exeter; Kingston University (LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law


Football, skiing, cricket


Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individiuals

Paul Wilson - Collas Crill

Within: Corporate and commercial

Collas Crillprovides excellent support and prompt, appropriate advice’. ‘Proactive and driven’ practice head Paul Wilson (who is ‘always willing to help’) assisted Equiom with its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Lloyds Holdings, and advised Quintain Estates on its sale of Clifton Care Home. Nicholas Davies acted for KBH On-Train Media on its subscription offering and standard listing on the Main Market of the LSE. Senior associate Chantelle Foster is also recommended.

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Within: Employment

Collas Crill’s Nuno Santos-Costa secured an injunction in the Royal Court for Nautech Services to prevent the misuse of confidential information by former employees. Paul Wilson advised Equiom Group on the employment aspects of an acquisition. Elena Moran heads the practice, and advises a number of significant clients on a broad range of matters.

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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: