Freshfields hire strengthens Collas Crill's Jersey Corporate team

Finance and corporate lawyer Nicholas Davies has joined Collas Crill from 'magic circle' firm Freshfields as a group partner.

Nick started with Collas Crill in Jersey on 1 December 2014, having previously been based in Freshfields' Moscow office for four years.  Nick has also worked for other 'magic circle' firms Linklaters and Allen & Overy.

Nick has extensive experience in the corporate finance space, having advised on international debt and equity capital markets, cross-border structured finance and banking, and corporate transactions, with a particular focus on Russia, the CIS and other emerging markets jurisdictions.

This news follows the recent announcement that Collas Crill is merging with Cayman Islands firm Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD).

Partner and head of the corporate team in Jersey Paul Wilson said: "Nick joins at an exciting time for the firm as we welcome Cayman to the fold. With our other offices in Jersey, Guernsey, London and Singapore, the firm now has real global reach and Nick will look to cement and further develop this. As well as spending a number of years in Moscow, he has worked in Cayman and London and has built up a considerable network of contacts across western Europe, Russia and the other CIS states, the Middle East and North America.  I am absolutely delighted to have Nick on board and look forward to introducing him to our local and international clients and intermediaries."

Nick Davies added: "I am delighted to be joining Collas Crill at such a progressive stage in the firm's development. The firm's ambition, culture, client-focus and multi-jurisdictional outlook are very attractive and provide an excellent fit for my practice. I look forward to working with Paul and the rest of the team to further strengthen the firm's international corporate and commercial offering."

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