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Collas Crill

Work Department

Corporate, Finance & Funds


Matt is a Group Partner in the Corporate, Finance and Funds team in the firm’s Jersey office.

Specialising in financing transactions for international banks, Matt has acted for a wide range of Jersey, UK and European financial institutions, senior and mezzanine lenders. He has particular expertise in the financing and structuring of commercial real estate transactions and loan portfolio sales and acquisitions, alongside experience in fund finance and general banking transactions.

Matt also works on a broad range of corporate transactions, including establishing investment vehicles, particularly JPUTs, to acquire a range of assets including real estate, private M&A, group reorganisations and advising listed clients on general company law and corporate governance matters. He advises high net worth individuals and family offices on the reorganisation and redomiciliation of multi-jurisdictional holding structures as well as philanthropic transactions.


Prior to joining Collas Crill in 2019, Matt worked for another leading offshore law firm in Jersey. He is a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales (non practising) and an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew GilleyCollas Crill

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.