Simon Heggs > 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

Corporate, Finance & Funds

Position

Group Partner in the Corporate Finance & Funds Department. 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.

Career

Previosuly worked for Fortis Bank, The SCF Group and DQ Law, prior to joining Collas Crill in 2015

Languages

English

Memberships

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

Education

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

Leisure

Chess, Sports, Travel

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Simon HeggsCollas Crill

Collas Crill takes a cross-departmental approach to corporate services under the corporate finance and funds banner. Recent headline deals have included sale and purchase agreements and associated funding arrangements for essential Guernsey companies in the transport and medical care sectors, led by practice head Paul Wilkes and Wayne Atkinson. The ‘extremely capable and practical‘ Simon Heggs was recently promoted to partner; he handles a mix of capital markets transactions and downstream acquisitions for clients including funds and banks. The practice is a leading name for international financing deals and listings in the medicinal cannabis sector.

Guernsey > Capital markets

(Rising stars)

Simon HeggsCollas Crill

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Simon HeggsCollas Crill

Real estate finance is a primary field of focus for Collas Crill’s banking and finance team, within which co-head Wayne Atkinson handles traditional and shari’ah-compliant lending mandates for global banks. A key trend for the practice has been its ability to secure new panel appointments from Middle East-based lenders. Co-head Paul Wilkes and the ‘responsive, personable and very high-qualitySimon Heggs (who recently made partner) lead on fund and leveraged finance instructions; although they predominantly act for lenders, work from domestic and multijurisdictional borrowers is another driver of activity.