Paul Wilkes > Collas Crill > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile
Collas Crill Offices
GLATEGNY COURT, PO BOX 140
ST PETER PORT
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Consultant. Paul advises on all elements of investment fund establishment, regulation and downstream transactional work. His clients include venture capital, private equity, real estate and hedge fund managers based in the key fund markets of London, New York and Asia with a fast-growing following in South Africa.
Acts for lenders and borrowers in local and cross-border banking transactions, advising on regulatory and security issues. Also advises financial services clients in regulatory matters, including GFSC investigations.
Always having taken a commercially-minded approach, in 2021 Paul moved to a consultancy role with the firm alongside an external position as founding partner of a venture capital firm. This brings unique and invaluable experience and perspective to the team in advising fund managers.
Associate to Justice Reginald Barrett in the Supreme Court of New South Wales; graduate position finance and tax (investment funds) teams Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), Sydney; Ogier 2006; Collas Crill 2007. Made Group Partner in 2011, became Consultant in 2021
Paul is one of only three lawyers sitting on the executive committee of the Guernsey Investment Funds Association (GIFA).
Law Society of England and Wales
Guernsey International Lawyers Association
University of Sydney (1996 Physiotherapy); University of New South Wales (2003 LLB); College of Law, St Leonards (2005 Graduate Diploma in Law).
Guernsey > Investment funds(Hall of Fame)
Guernsey > Banking and finance
Collas Crill‘s banking and finance team has developed a reputation for real estate and Islamic finance, although it also maintains a strong fund finance practice, as well as private client and family office lending. The department is led by Wayne Atkinson, who acts for lenders and real estate funds, as well as Guernsey banking institutions. Paul Wilkes , a consultant, is an expert in Guernsey banking regulatory and securities issues. Simon Heggs is also recommended.