Legal Business' annual offshore survey names what it considers to be the top 10 offshore law firms in the world and has included Collas Crill for the first time. It also describes Collas Crill as one of the most expansive offshore firms in recent times and that it is one of five firms who dominate the Channel Islands' market.
'Legal Business is one of the market leading magazines for the global legal industry and is highly regarded. To be independently recognised by them demonstrates that our focus on serving our clients where they need us is paying off. The list isn't based purely on size but on promotion, submissions and success and so it is an authoritative guide to legal quality in the world's top offshore law firms,' said managing partner Jason Romer.
Collas Crill's merger with Cayman practice Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD) was recognised as a key achievement and follows the 2011 opening of an office in Singapore. Collas Crill now employs 62 lawyers, including 28 partners, across its five offices in Guernsey, Jersey, London, Singapore and Cayman.
Legal Business said Collas Crill's recent standout deal was Guernsey partner Wayne Atkinson advising the Heritage Group on the sale of Heritage Insurance Management to US insurance broker Arthur J Gallager & Co in May 2014. It also highlighted Jersey partner Damian James' defence of negligence claims in what is possibly the largest trust dispute to be heard before The Royal Court of Jersey.
'Our reputation is growing all of the time and that is reflected in the size, complexity and contentious nature of the cases we are being appointed to handle,' said Jason Romer.
'Our merger with CARD in Cayman, together with a number of key senior appointments, are essential in ensuring we continue with our plans to have a truly global footprint delivering the highest level of legal advice for our clients across all our practice areas where they want us.'