Paul Sillis > Collyer Bristow LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Collyer Bristow LLP
St Martin’s Court
10 Paternoster Row

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, Education, International


Partner: Paul is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team. He offers practical company commercial advice based on more than 30 years of practice and experience of companies, LLPs, partnerships, charities and other legal bodies. He works in many different industries including professional services, financial services, IT, sport, media and advertising, travel, education, medical, retail and property. Paul is often involved in the establishment of new companies, businesses or joint ventures with the associated articles of association, shareholder, investment, joint venture, partnership option or other agreements. He also advises on loan and security and other capital funding arrangements. Paul has been involved in the sale and purchase or disposal of many companies and businesses with values ranging from hundreds of thousands to 100 million pounds. He has taken many clients through this process which can be an extremely stressful, once in a lifetime event.


1978-1980: Trainee, Clifford Chance; 1980: Admitted as solicitor; 1980-1983: Assistant, Corporate department, Stephenson Harwood; 1983-1987: Assistant, Corporate department, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong; 1987-1989: Assistant, Corporate department, Baker & McKenzie, London; 1989-present: Partner, Collyer Bristow

2000-2017: Director and Executive Member including President of World Link for Law (an international network of 70 law firms of which Collyer Bristow is a member).


The Corporate Finance faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants


1974-1977: Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA); 1980: Admitted as solicitor in England; 1983: Admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong; 1985: Admitted as solicitor in Victoria, Australia