Following the announcement of its merger with BVI firm Farara Kerins, Collas Crill has appointed decorated lawyer Stephen Adams as a partner in its Singapore office.
Stephen has been practising offshore for close to 20 years, advising on a full range of commercial cross border matters including joint ventures, mergers, acquisition finance, asset and project finance, investment funds, alternative investments, private equity and capital market transactions.
He also has considerable experience in trust and private client matters having held senior positions in several trust and corporate services businesses.
Stephen joins the firm from Bedell Cristin where he headed up its Singapore office and was a senior member of the BVI practice area, having been instrumental in the launch of that office in 2012. Prior to that, Stephen founded BVI law firm Barker Adams following his role as corporate senior partner at Walkers in the BVI.
Stephen is one of the most senior BVI corporate lawyers in Asia, a member of STEP and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He also acts as non-executive director for a select number of prominent hedge funds.
Group Managing Partner of Collas Crill, Jason Romer, said: "Stephen's depth of knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable at this current time following our merger with BVI firm, Farara Kerins.
"His appointment to our Singapore office will allow us to offer real time BVI advice from Singapore, further extending our offering to clients and reach in Asia."
Stephen said: "I am delighted to be joining Collas Crill at what is an exciting time for the firm.
"Having previously worked with Charles Kerins in the BVI, I can see a natural synergy between these two firms and look forward to delivering a really excellent service together from Singapore. I am looking forward to supporting Collas Crill's continued growth in the offshore market."