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

Collas Crill

Work Department

Corporate, Finance and Funds


Mike is a Group Partner and an experienced corporate, banking and finance lawyer in Jersey.

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

Real estate transactions and regulatory work are the key pillars of Collas Crill‘s corporate practice, which is also adept at providing advice relating to BVI law issues. Mike Williams leads the team, with a broad practice encompassing M&A, corporate migrations and restructuring, among others. Sam Sturrock is a funds specialist who also assists with financial services licensing issues. Conor Walsh, who was promoted to senior associate in January 2023, and associate Khetha Shezi are also recommended.

Jersey > Banking and finance

Collas Crill‘s ‘straightforward, practical and commercial’ finance team acts on the lender and borrower side for banks, alternative lenders and HNWIs engaged in real estate acquisitions, as well as providing a strong offering on the Islamic finance front. Practice head Mike Williams specialises in acquisition, leveraged and asset finance transactions, and also works on deals with an Islamic finance element alongside Alexander Price, who was promoted to senior associate in January 2023. Matthew Gilley is noted for his expertise in international real estate financing and also advises on JPUTs.