Mike Williams > Collas Crill > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Collas Crill

Work Department

Corporate, Finance and Funds


As Group Partner, Mike is an experienced corporate and banking and finance lawyer.

Mike’s corporate practice involves advising listed companies, private groups, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, private equity vehicles, directors and shareholders on areas like mergers and acquisitions, corporate migrations, group restructurings, joint ventures and class rights, shareholder disputes, private placements and public offerings (including IPOs and secondary offerings), corporate governance and directors’ duties and employee incentive schemes.

His banking and finance practice involves advising borrowers and lenders on areas like acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, Islamic finance, project finance, real estate finance, debt restructuring and security enforcement. He also advises arrangers, dealers and SPVs in relation to debt issues (including note programmes and securitisations) and structured products.


Prior to joining Collas Crill, Mike worked for another leading offshore law firm in both Jersey and the BVI. He has also worked for Allen Allen & Hemsley in Sydney and Clifford Chance in London.

Mike was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2001 (currently non-practising) and the British Virgin Islands in 2011.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

Collas Crill has strengths in handling corporate migrations, M&A and restructurings, supported by knowledge in the Jersey regulatory environment. ‘Particularly goodMike Williams is the key name, and is qualified to practice in BVI and Jersey. He has a niche in advising listed companies, private groups, family offices and a variety of funds.

Jersey > Banking and finance

Collas Crill has a good track record in Islamic finance matters, acting for lenders and borrowers on a range of transactions; a practice that fits well into the firm’s wider real estate finance practice. The team is well-integrated into the firm’s global office network, often cooperating with clients in the British Virgin Islands. Matthew Gilley has a niche in cross-border real estate financings. Associate Alexander Price  is up-and-coming within the team, which is led overall by Mike Williams. Christine Fox has joined Walkers.