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Collas Crill

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

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


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Collas Crillprovides clients with exceptional service, demonstrating brilliant knowledge of the processes and procedures required’. Clients in 2016 include HSBC, which the firm advised on its refinancing of The Liberation Group, and EFG Fund Administration, which it advised in its role as sponsor of a £7m loan note programme. Nicholas Davies departed in early 2017 for Appleby’s Hong Kong office, and Mark Rawlins has also left the firm. Paul Wilson heads the corporate and commercial practice, while associate Chantelle Foster has experience of advising clients on murabaha deals.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Wilson - Collas Crill

Within: Corporate and commercial

Collas Crill is ‘extremely helpful and proactive, but without feeling the need to dominate, which makes it a group of great team players’. The firm handles a significant number of transactions concerning trusts businesses: Paul Wilson, who is ‘personable and provides an excellent level of service and advice’, advised the management of Coutts & Co Trustees on a management buyout from RBS International, and Equiom on both an internal restructuring and its acquisition of Vivat. Away from the financial sector, Wilson also advised Masstock Arable on its purchase of David Muosch, a local supplier of agricultural products, from Blue Diamond, and SigmaRoc on its purchase of Ronez Group from Aggregate Industries.

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Within: Employment

Collas Crill’s ‘understanding of local legislation and its wider impacts’ ensures that clients get ‘impressively quick advice that takes into account the wider areas of the business that have the potential to be impacted’. The firm has a particular strength in work concerning fiduciary businesses: Paul Wilson advised the management of Coutts & Co Trustees on a management buyout, and Equiom on its purchase of Vivat, which included carrying over some but not all employees. Elena Moran is ‘direct, and means business – clients appreciate how these strengths are gracefully presented in how she represents their interests’. She advised Lumiere Wealth Management on ending the employment of a key figure in the light of a Jersey Financial Services Commission investigation, and the subsequent transfer of staff to a new wealth manager. Away from financial services, Wilson advised Condor Ferries on an executive exit and Sports Direct on employee contracts. Other clients include SigmaRoc, Vizuality Group, Osiris Management Services and individual executives.

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Private client, trusts and tax

Within: Private client, trusts and tax

Collas Crill is ‘proactive in finding solutions to issues and provideds clear advice’ across the private wealth management space, including semi-contentious court applications and family offices, as well as wills and estates. Practice head Kellyann Ozoufhas an admirable commitment to client service, acquires a deep knowledge of her clients’ affairs and is trusted by them, which is essential’. In the contentious space, Damian James, who handles court work for trustees, is ‘particularly good at strategising, considering options and advising accordingly’, and is recommended alongside ‘detailed and research-focused’ of counsel Dan Boxall. Trust company clients include RBC Trust Company, Trident Trust, Ocorian, First Names Group and Equiom, which Paul Wilson advised on a rationalisation following its acquisitions of Lloyds Trust Company and Vivat Trust & Corporate Services in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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Legal Developments in Jersey

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    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?

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