Nick Ward

Nick Ward 

Partner | Jersey

Financial Services and Regulatory

  • A well-respected adviser.
    Legal 500
  • Nick has second-to-none technical knowledge.
    Legal 500
  • First rate.
    Legal 500
  • Proactive and to the point.
    Legal 500
  • A high performing individual who is responsive and always owns his part of the transaction.
    Legal 500
  • An erudite individual with a pragmatic approach.
    Legal 500
  • Able to cut through the issues.
    Legal 500

Overview

Nick is a Partner in the Financial Services and Regulatory team. He joined Collas Crill in January 2024.

Experience

Nick has more than 20 years’ legal experience, including over 15 years offshore. He has significant expertise advising on the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory issues relevant to the establishment, operation and financing of Jersey vehicles ranging from companies and partnerships through to trusts and foundations. He brings not only his legal expertise but also a practical viewpoint having also acted as a director of several asset holding and financing vehicles.

Background

Nick graduated from Durham University in 1991 with a first class degree in Russian, Italian and Philosophy. He qualified as an English solicitor in 1996. He was sworn in as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2006 and became a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2008.

Awards

Nick was named as a leading individual and consistently ranked by Legal 500 for banking and finance and has been recommended in the categories of corporate and commercial and private client, trusts and tax. 

My services
Banking and finance
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The importance of managing risk across all types of banking and financial transactions has never been more apparent. International and multi-jurisdictional activity, particularly in emerging markets and with alternative credit providers, is driving creativity in structuring and transactions which requires a team of lawyers who know how to get the optimal results from each deal.  

At Collas Crill, our credentials are clear: with our well-established banking and finance team and some of the best known transactions both internationally and locally, there isn’t much we have not encountered.

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Private trust companies and private trustee foundations
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Private trust companies (PTC) and private trustee foundations (PTF) are an ideal solution for clients wanting to divest themselves of ownership while still retaining a level of control. A PTC, or its most recent incarnation, the PTF, is a corporate vehicle which is used by a family in place of a professional trustee so that the family themselves can control the board of the trustee and thereby control the underlying assets.