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Firm Profile

Collas Crill

Firm Profile

St Peter Port

  • Profile
  • Glategny Court
  • PO Box 140
  • Glategny Esplanade
  • St Peter Port
  • Guernsey
  • UK
  • GY1 4EW

Firm profile submitted by Collas Crill

Group Managing Partner: Jason Romer
Number of partners: 35
Number of lawyers: 77


Collas Crill is an offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore, deliviering a comprehensive range of legal services to clients locally and around the globe.



Banking & Finance:
■ Advised Goldman Sachs International and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch on the recent landmark refinancing of the Europtunnel Group, the operator of the Channel Tunnel
■ Advised on the refinancing of the channel Islands Property Fund LImited’s portfolio in the sum of £53,880,000 via a term facility with the Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited
Contacts: Sean Cheong, Mike Williams

Capital Markets:

■ Assited Ferro Alloy Resources Limited in the preparation of its constitutional documents for listing on KASW, the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange following its migration from the British Virgin Islands to Guernsey
■ Advised Malaysian renewable energy company Green & Smart Holdings plc on its listing on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market Contacts: Sean Cheong, Mike Williams

Corporate & Commercial:
■ Advised Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation on its acquisition of Quintel Cayman, Ltd. by way of statutory merger with Cirtek’s Cayman subsidiary, Cirtek Cayman Ltd, valued at approximately $77million
■ Advised Harborne Holdings Limited with the purchase of an arts complex development within a new “cultural quarter” in Southampton
Contacts: Paul Wilkes, Alan de Saram, Mike Williams, Charles Kerins, Stephen Adams

Dispute Resolution:
■ Successfully defended the independent nonexecutive directors of Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) against a claim brought by its liquidators for nearly US $2 billion against its directors, investment manager and sponsors
■ Acted for the winning party in a case on State Immunity when the respondent appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal
Contacts: Christian Hay, Nuno Santos-Costa, Stephen Leontsinis

Investment Funds & Private Equity:
■ Advised Freedom Select Funds PCC Limited (FSF) in converting it to Guernsey’s new Private Investment Fund (PIF) regime
■ Advised the award-winning Darwin Group on the launch of a new Guernsey fund which has successfully raised approximately £100 million in capital at launch
Contacts:
Paul Wilkes, Dilmun Leach, Joss Morris, Charles Kerins, Kathryn Smith

Trusts & Fiduciary:
■ Advised one of MENA’s fastest growing airlines to launch a $20m pension for 3,400 employees
■ Advised Withers and the resident agent (Guernsey licensed fiduciary Equiom) regarding the establishment of a bespoke Guernsey law Foundation for the purpose of funding goodwill projects in the developing world
Contacts: Kellyann Ozouf, Angela Calnan

Property:
■Acted in the acquisition of one of Guernsey’s most iconic commercial properties, Royal Chambers and The Rotunda, adding to the Channel Islands Property Fund’s recent acquisitions of Fort Anne, Vicarage House and First Names House in the Isle of Man  
■ Advised Jersey property developer Comprop (C.I.) Limited on the acquisition of 13-14 Esplanade, St Helier, worth £10,750,000
Contacts: Jason Green, Martin Le Boutillier, Darlene McKiel

UK Real Estate:
■ Completed an initial £6.4million drawdown of a £10m loan for the development and conversion of a residential property in central London
■ Acted for Royal Bank of Scotland International in its support of Coln Park LLP and its continued development at the Lakes by Yoo project
Contact: Michael Morris

Risk & Regulatory:
■ Advise major financial services and investment management groups on all aspects of Guernsey regulation, related risk issues and associated group structuring requirements
Contacts: Wayne Atkinson, Michael Adkins, Dilmun Leach

Employment:
■ Regularly advise institutional employers on contracts, Channel Islands employment laws and the differences with UK law
■ Provide Channel Island advice in relation to corporate law and employment due diligence and on issues arising out of proposed acquisitions Contacts: Hana Plsek, Elena Moran

Wills, Probate & Succession:
■ Regularly advise Guernsey and international individuals, local and international banks and London private client law firms on wills and estates, register of foreign LPAs, probate for Guernsey residents and UK res non-doms
Contacts: Joanne Seal, Julie Harrigan

Branches

  • 125 Main Street,
  • PO Box 144,
  • Road Town,
  • Tortola,
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Tel +1 284 494 2717
  • Fax +1 284 494 4834
  • Floor 2, Willow House,
  • Cricket Square,
  • PO Box 709,
  • Grand Cayman,
  • Cayman Islands
  • KY1-1107
  • Tel +1 345 949 4544
  • Fax +1 345 949 8460
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 3 Church Street, Level 8,
  • Samsung Hub,
  • Level 25,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 049483
  • Tel +65 6408 3399
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 288 Bishopsgate,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2M 4QP
  • Tel +44 (0) 203 008 7220
  • Email : [email protected]
  • One International Finance Centre,
  • Level 20,
  • 1 Harbour View Street,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel 852 5808 2437
  • Gaspé House,
  • St Helier,
  • UK
  • Tel +44 1534 601700
  • Fax +44 1534 601701
  • Email : [email protected]