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 new and emerging markets, 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.
We were the first to manage public/private financing, have one of the largest portfolio of lending transactions within the commercial property market in the Channel Islands, and have strong expertise in Islamic finance structures and funds finance transactions.
Our clients instruct us because of our depth of expertise and our style in managing transactions. We are partner-led in all our transactions because we recognise the importance of accessibility to senior team members. Most importantly, we provide sound advice and a service delivered in a commercial and user-friendly manner.
The team always goes the extra mile to meet demanding client timescales, easily contactable and great market knowledge.
The thing that Collas Crill do very well is that their associates are really connected and coverage is excellent if the primary deal associate is away, unavailable etc. – particular credit here to Ben Le Page. Their responsiveness is also excellent.
The team are very knowledgeable and work as a team. They are responsive and always meet expectations, communicate well and do so at a competitive cost.
They understand their market and know what onshore counsel require when we instruct them for transactions with a Guernsey element.
Great people to work with. Very strong and pragmatic in relation to their involvement on our financing matters – we feel that we are working with our offshore counsel as part of a team (which is why we keep working with them).
The firm provided a high-quality professional service which included timely feedback, clear concise responses and legal counsel. Extremely proactive and commercial law firm who are top of their game for offshore legal advice.
Collas Crill are responsive, diligent and efficient. They are also price sensitive.
Collas Crill has a great team across the board in all jurisdictions that I have dealt with and I really rate them for their Jersey banking and finance work. They are always responsive and on top of things.
We consider Collas Crill a business partner rather just a law firm, always going out of its way to advise on deal structuring and adding value where possible.
Collas Crill remains our go-to firm for credit matters.
They are good at identifying potential road blocks or red flags on a transaction that are unique to Guernsey and would not necessarily be picked up by an onshore lawyer.
Great people to work with. They take the time to know our team and our mutual clients. Very helpful that they are able to provide Channel Islands and BVI advice in the London time-zone.
They are all user-friendly, high on practicality and commercial know-how, and low on ego.
Collas Crill are easy to do business with. They get the job done with minimal fuss and no last-minute fee creep discussions. Responsive, competitive on cost, and practical. The team also offers a very personable and collegial service.
Collas Crill have very much become a trusted adviser to us. Key to us is them taking the time to understand our business and support advising on a case-by-case basis. They’re very transparent with fees and particularly keen to ensure proposals work.
A very versatile practice, able to provide a wide-range Cayman and BVI law support.
The Collas Crill banking and finance team have been exceptional is supporting my UK practice in the real estate finance space. They are knowledgeable, efficient, value for money, accessible and, above all, an absolute pleasure to work with.
Advising on acquisition finance is a key part of our services when acting on merger and acquisition transactions. We work with our corporate teams to provide solutions which may include conventional loans, leveraging the target, accessing capital markets, or typically, a combination of these. We act for lenders, corporates and corporate advisors.
We provide our expertise in the area of asset finance to assist some of our clients in their business requirements. We have worked with lenders in funding acquisition of aircraft and other specialist assets. We also advise and support our finance leasing clients with their customer documentation and security requirements.
In the current climate of increasing regulation we understand the pressures on our clients, both from local regulators as well as international organisations. Our team of dedicated risk and regulatory professionals are on hand to assist. We act for a number of leading clearing and private banks located in our jurisdictions.
Our dispute resolution specialists collaborate seamlessly with our corporate, banking and finance teams across jurisdictions to advise on litigation, restructuring and risk and regulatory matters. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to customer issues, fraud risks, rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory demands.
Knowing what to do and when to act when things go wrong is a key part of our service to our clients on both lender and borrower side. Our clients include banks, funds, directors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners. We undertake security reviews and advise on pre-emptive measures. We appreciate the need to act promptly and decisively, and at the same time are sensitive to potential negative publicity for our clients.
Fund financing covers a range of financing possibilities but most commonly involves capital call or subscription facilities. It is a specialist area that requires an understanding of fund structuring, the risks involved in lending to funds and specific security requirements. Underlying relationships between investors, borrowers and lenders are key to the success of the industry. We work with lenders and borrowers to maintain these relationships at every stage of the process, with our commercial, efficient and pragmatic approach to managing transactions.
Demand continues to rise for legal professionals with a strong knowledge and understanding of Shariah law concepts continues, a reflection of the growth in Islamic finance products and services for institutions and private clients. Our team of experienced finance lawyers regularly works with onshore law firms, banks, managers and service providers to assist clients in the UK, the Middle East and Asia, as well as trust and corporate service providers servicing clients in this area.
Our teams have been involved in some of the most innovative finance structures, including the first public-private finance initiative in Guernsey, a care home. We regularly advise housing associations on funding their projects. Internationally we work with clients on key infrastructure projects, including power stations and railway links.
Real estate continues to dominate as an asset class for many investors. We have a strong track record in financing commercial real estate acquisitions, mainly in the UK. We act for some of the key lenders in this area. Our clients include banks, funds, alternative lenders, private investors and family offices. Locally, we have worked on the funding of some of the most prestigious buildings in our jurisdictions.
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