Financial Services and Regulatory

  • Collas Crill are very practically-oriented and commercial. They're very helpful in coming up with a solution.
    Chambers Global 2024
  • Their efficient communication has fostered a strong sense of trust. They are a well-rounded team that has consistently demonstrated a high level of dedication.
    Chambers Global 2024
  • Collas Crill demonstrated a strong understanding of intricate legal issues and have consistently shown their expertise in tackling challenging cases.
    Chambers Global 2024

As commercially minded lawyers committed to providing a high quality and cost-effective service we understand the challenges businesses face and, more importantly, seek to turn them into opportunities. We don't sit on the fence and are known for providing plain-speaking, direct advice.

We take a broad view of our clients' interests. As well as tackling the legal risks, we work hard to help clients identify and manage key commercial and regulatory issues to get the deal done - on time, every time.

Led by Michael Adkins, our global Financial Services and Regulatory team specialises in banking, capital markets, corporate advisory, corporate reorganisations, funds and regulatory.

With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience and offices in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger global picture.

Our clients appreciate our proactive attitude, sensible and user-friendly advice, accuracy and honesty in pricing matters, and senior-level involvement in all matters. In an increasingly complex, competitive and regulated market, we'll make sure your business or venture reaches its full potential.

Banking and finance

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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Capital markets

Our capital markets team have significant onshore as well as offshore experience, giving us an in-depth understanding of all aspects of security issues and capital markets transactions. We advise on the structuring of securitisation vehicles, the promotion of securities and the full range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including both public equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions, including schemes or arrangement and reverse takeovers.

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Corporate advisory

Successfully navigating the modern global business environment, taking advantage of opportunities as they arise while avoiding legal and regulatory pitfalls, is a challenge for any entrepreneur, business or corporation.

As commercially minded lawyers committed to providing a high quality and cost-effective service we understand those challenges and, more importantly, seek to turn them into opportunities.

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Corporate reorganisations

Our team has deep experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganisations and reconstructions.

Whether leading the project, or working as part of an integrated team with co-ordinating onshore counsel, we can assist with the variety of debt and equity restructuring processes and procedures available in our Collas Crill jurisdictions; from mergers and acquisitions, to migrations and redomiciliation, to schemes of arrangement and the more innovative and flexible solutions our jurisdictions are known for.  

With our mix of non-contentious and litigation restructuring specialists, Collas Crill offers the unique advantage of having being able to provide a team to seamlessly take a transaction from start to finish. 

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Our fund specialists offer advice on all aspects relating to the establishment, authorisation and structuring of funds and related investment vehicles. We have particular expertise acting for emerging managers who are building their business and acting for institutional investors, including acting for private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds on joint venture and fund investments, as well as planning their internal corporate structures. We provide a highly personalised service working with our clients and their onshore counsel to build strong relationships over the long term.

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Our multi-disciplinary approach to providing risk and regulatory consultancy services ensures that every aspect of our clients' business is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

Collas Crill's market-leading fraud, financial and white collar crime practice sits within our regulatory practice. Uniquely offering a mix of both civil and criminal fraud litigation experience, from internal investigations, to injunctions, to defence and enforcement, the team can lead clients through the most challenging of circumstances.

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19 Feb 2024

Chambers Global 2024 Guide: Collas Crill's growing reputation the Caribbean is recognised

Collas Crill's rankings in the Chambers & Partners Global 2024 Guide underpin its focus on client service.The directory and client testimonials highlight the firm's growing reputation in in the Caribbean.In the Chambers dispute resolution category, t...

7 Feb 2024

Successful succession: Personal investment holding companies in the BVI

In addition to the many purposes for which a BVI Business Company limited by shares (BVI Company) is used, eg as a fund, co-investment vehicle, joint venture vehicle or listing vehicle, many BVI Companies are used as personal investment holding companies...

26 Jan 2024

SAR Wars

Further to Bailiwick of Guernsey Consent Regime guidance issued in April 2023 (Guidance), a recent change in approach from the Guernsey Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is set to make the difficult role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) more ...

18 Dec 2023

Collas Crill and Ward Yates to join forces in Jersey

Collas Crill will be joining forces with Jersey-based boutique Ward Yates in January to further strengthen its corporate, finance and trust expertise in Jersey. Ward Yates Partners Victoria Yates and Nick Ward, Senior Associate Laura Le Meur and Practice...

14 Nov 2023

Legal 500 Caribbean 2024 guide

Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received a solid set of results in the latest Legal 500 directory. In the BVI the dispute resolution team has moved up to tier 3, with the Cayman corporate team being listed by Le...

13 Nov 2023

Advocates called to Guernsey Bar

Collas Crill Associates Amy Davies and Jazzmin Le Prevost have been admitted to the Guernsey Bar. Amy joined Collas Crill in 2022 and is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Her practice encompasses a range of work, including regulatory, financia...

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