Sam is a funds, regulatory and corporate lawyer and will lead the Funds practice in Jersey. He has experience of advising on a broad range of complex and high profile international transactions for institutional clients particularly in relation to corporate and investment funds matters, real estate holding vehicles, private equity, listings of debt and equity as well as general banking and finance issues.
Sam joins the firm from Jersey Finance where he worked in the Legal and Technical team assisting on a wide range of legal issues to help ensure the continuing development and success of Jersey’s finance industry. Prior to Jersey Finance, Sam was a Director in the real estate team at a global administration business.
Having qualified as a Scottish solicitor, Sam went on to qualify in England and Wales and as a Jersey advocate in 2010. He has held Senior Associate posts at Mourant and Ogier and has been previously referenced in the Legal 500 and named Rising Star for three years' running in the ILFR 1000 directory of leading law firms and lawyers advising on financial and corporate transactions.
Sam is a main committee member of the Institute of Directors in Jersey and chairs the Industry sub-committee. He has an LLM in corporate governance.
Group Managing Partner Jason Romer said: 'Sam is an extremely experienced lawyer in the funds and corporate sector with substantial offshore experience both within law firms and in-house. We are delighted to welcome him to Collas Crill.'
Sam added: 'It is a real pleasure to join the excellent and well-regarded Collas Crill team. I’m excited to have the opportunity to be part of an organisation with such talented and friendly people that have similar values in relation to providing a sustainable and first class environment for its staff, innovation, delivering quality advice and building strong long-lasting relationships with clients.
'As an independent firm with no ties to administration businesses in Jersey, Collas Crill provides a real alternative in the Jersey legal market, particularly in the funds space, while still focusing on quality and value.'