Collas Crill has appointed Senior Associate Ian Petherbridge to join its corporate, finance and funds team in Guernsey.
Ian joins Collas Crill from South Africa, where he was a specialist consultant for Eversheds Sutherland. He has a transactional practice covering banking, financing as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Ian has extensive experience advising on acquisition finance, corporate banking, development finance, debt capital markets, investor services, exchange control, global markets, real estate finance, project finance and cross-jurisdictional finance. He has advised on projects undertaken in African jurisdictions, several European jurisdictions and offshore jurisdictions.
Ian has been part of or led teams on multi-jurisdictional merger and acquisition transactions in a range of sectors including oil and gas, technology, media and telecom (TMT), fast moving consumer goods, real estate, mining, retail and logistics. He has also advised on solar power projects, commodities trading, infrastructure and artificial intelligence.
Ian was admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of Namibia in April 2007 and was admitted as a Notary Public in the Supreme Court of Namibia in 2012.
On joining Collas Crill, Ian said: 'Collas Crill is one of the top offshore law firms and will offer me the opportunity to learn and grow in my career. I feel privileged to be part of the corporate, finance and funds team and to be involved in cutting-edge legal work. I look forward to sharing my knowledge as well as learning from the best.'
Partner and head of corporate, finance and funds in Guernsey, Wayne Atkinson, said: 'I am delighted to welcome Ian to Collas Crill and to Guernsey. He brings with him extensive expertise that will be invaluable to the growth of our corporate, finance and funds practice area.'