Wayne Atkinson > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Collas Crill
GLATEGNY COURT, PO BOX 140
GLATEGNY ESPLANADE
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4EW
Guernsey

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Partner and Head of Collas Crill’s Corporate, Finance & Funds team. Wayne specialises in investment funds, financial services, risk and regulatory work and general commercial matters. Advises on open and closed-ended fund launches including the establishment of PCC-based platform structures and unregulated investment vehicles as well as advising a range of financial services businesses on risk and regulatory and corporate matters. Recent matters include advising on the acquisition and disposal of multiple financial services businesses, car dealership chains and real estate portfolios and associated fund launches and capital raisings as well as defending GFSC enforcement actions.

Career

Trainee and assistant solicitor Herbert Smith 2002-06; qualified 2004; associate Walkers (BVI) 2006-09; senior associate Collas Crill 2009; promoted to group partner in 2015 and to partner in 2021.

Memberships

GIFA Education Committee

Education

St John’s College, University of Cambridge (2001 BA Law); Nottingham Law School (2002 LPC).

Leisure

Wildlife photography, cricket and enjoying his orchard.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Capital markets

At Collas Crill, the capital markets practice sits in the banking and finance department under the overall leadership of Wayne Atkinson . The team is well-versed in advising listed companies on a variety of M&A transactions, and has experience in IPOs and advising international clients looking to list debt and equity on the Guernsey stock exchange. Promoted to partner in 2020, Simon Heggs is the key contact, with a track record in cross-border deals for listed companies on the Guernsey and London exchanges.

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Next Generation Partners)

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Clients appreciate the ‘real depth and knowledge‘ on display at Collas Crill, where lawyers focus on advising innovative managers on fund formation, with increasing expertise in the crypto asset space; as well as investors, including high-net-worth individuals, private banks and sovereign wealth funds on their activity. Wayne Atkinson  heads the team and has developed a reputation for green and impact investment structuring and the related regulatory requirements. Gareth Morgan  has strong links with South African clients, advising on launching a number of funds. Paul Wilkes is a consultant with broad investment funds knowledge.