Asian Legal Business has published its 2017 annual Firms to Watch, listing Collas Crill as the only offshore law firm. The feature, which started in February 2015, offers a glimpse into the future of the Asian legal industry and features just 15 firms.
Collas Crill was credited for getting off to a strong start in 2017 with the merger of BVI law firm Farara Kerins and hire of Stephen Adams as its new Singapore managing partner in the second half of 2016. Notable work in the past year included advising an Australian law firm and credit fund manager on the Cayman Island aspects of a fund investing in U.S. credit instruments; advising Hong Kong-based IP Investment Management, which has invested £1.5 billion in real estate globally, on the establishment of funds investing in UK residential development projects; and advising Green & Smart Holdings on the Jersey law aspects of its admission to the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market.
Stephen Adams, managing partner, Singapore said "We are delighted to be listed in ALB Firms to Watch alongside a diverse mix of law firms. 2017 will be an exciting year for Collas Crill with the continuous growth of our corporate, commercial, funds and private client offering.
"We are well aware of the opportunities in Asia and the greater demands on advisers who can provide multi-jurisdictional services across the different areas."
Collas Crill opened its office in Singapore in 2011, the first Channel Islands firm to do so.