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Collas Crill

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Simon is a Group Partner in our Guernsey Corporate, Finance and Funds team.

Simon advises on all aspects of commercial law, with a particular focus on public equity and debt, banking and finance (including real estate, private client and fund finance), private equity investment and mergers and acquisitions. Simon regularly leads cross border matters involving our Guernsey, Jersey, BVI and Cayman teams and acts as lead counsel to a number of Guernsey based Banks and family offices.

Recent highlights:

  • Acting for Credit Agricole in respect of their €50bn Structured Debt Instruments Issuance Programme.
  • Acting for SafeCharge International Group Limited, an AIM Listed company, on its successful $889m takeover by the Nuvei Corporation by way of a Guernsey scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising Pizza Hut UK on the early settlement and de-listing of their TISE listed debt securities as part of their wider CVA.
  • Acting for Intertrust in their €500m bond issuance and the refinance of their existing debt facility.
  • Acting for Ferro-Alloy Resources in their migration from the BVI and joint listing on London and Kazak Stock Exchanges.
  • Acting as lead counsel to a Guernsey family office in the acquisition of two Guernsey commercial real estate companies.
  • Acting for Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Limited Partnership in the refinance of their group’s property investment portfolio.


Simon joined Collas Crill in 2015, having previously worked for Fortis Bank and DQ Law.

Simon is a graduate of Leicester University, where he studied Law & Economics, and York College of Law.




Isle of Man Law Society (non practising)
Guernsey International Legal Association


BA in Law and Economics at University of Leicester and LPC from Yorlk Colledge of Law


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Guernsey > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Simon HeggsCollas Crill

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 > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Simon HeggsCollas Crill

Collas Crill brings together experts in funds, banking, real estate, regulatory issues and corporate transactions to provide Guernsey law advice on local and onshore UK transactions. The group is increasingly active in novel sectors of the market, and in 2021 advised on multiple acquisitions in the medical cannabis space, where it has developed regulatory expertise. Wayne Atkinson heads the team, with expertise in corporate transactions in regulated industries and an increasing presence for ESG issues. Simon Heggs  has experience in cross-border transactions, advising banks, pension schemes, family offices and corporate groups. Also recommended are former practice head and current consultant Paul Wilkes and seasoned corporate lawyer David Moore .

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Simon HeggsCollas Crill

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.