Search guides & insights

Securities and Capital Markets

In today's economic climate lawyers need to be more innovative and more efficient in navigating the increasing complexity of the regulatory environment. Our clients choose us because of our ability to understand how to structure complex securities and how to execute complex capital raisings in challenging market conditions.

We pride ourselves on being responsive and pragmatic, working closely with our clients and other advisers and drawing on our substantive securities and capital markets experience.

Our securities and 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.

  • They are very responsive, with an excellent technical ability mixed with commercial acumen.
    Chambers and Partners 2020
  • I find Collas Crill to be very responsive. They are also experienced in capital markets transaction and understand their role and the what is required of them. We find they are cheaper and easier to deal with than some other offshore firms.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Collas Crill has a number of Partners specialising in capital markets work and offers an excellent, very responsive partner-led service.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
Securities and Capital Markets services
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Our teams have extensive experience of working with cutting-edge technology businesses in this burgeoning sector. We have the corporate and regulatory expertise to ensure our clients are well supported with the launch of their blockchain or cryptocurrency businesses, or to raise funds through the issue of virtual tokens. We have advised on the launch of a number of virtual currency exchangers, crypto investment fund managers and funds, and international groups and clients on fundraisings, including raising funds through virtual token offerings.

Debt Issues

We advise on structured bond issues, including covered bonds, convertible debt, private equity and intra-group debt finance and hybrid deals that make use of offshore special purpose debt vehicles. We also advise onshore issuers with listing Eurobonds and other debt instruments on The International Stock Exchange in Guernsey and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. Our partners and senior lawyers have significant experience and understanding of the nuances of such transactions, and are very well placed to provide practical, tailored advice.

Equity Issues

We advise on all forms of public offerings by companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our clients include trading companies, SPACs, brokers, advisors and NOMADs, and recent transactions have included listings on both the London Stock Exchange's Main Market and AIM, as well as other leading international exchanges. We cover the full scope of transactions for listed companies, from IPOs to rights issues, secondary offerings, equity bridge financing, mergers and acquisitions, including schemes or arrangement and reverse takeovers, and de-listing.

Securitisation and Structured Products

Our securities and capital markets team advise on all aspects of securitisation transactions, including the structuring of securities and securitisation vehicles, producing the prospectus, providing regulatory advice and advising on promotion restrictions and requirements. Our clients include both offshore and onshore banks as well as other financial instructions.

Deal 28 Jul 2022

CC acts in CIP acquisition

Collas Crill has acted as Guernsey counsel to Corporation Financière Européenne SA in its contested takeover of CIP Merchant Capital Limited, an AIM quoted closed-ended...

Insight 9 Aug 2021

SPAC to the future - part II

From 10 August 2021, the long awaited changes to the United Kingdom Listing Association (UKLA) Listing Rules will come into force, bringing the London Stock Exchange (LSE)...

Insight 22 Jun 2021

Cryptocurrencies and offshore

An article co-authored by Jersey Group Partner Sam Sturrock and Trainee Solicitor Sophia Moustras has been published on Finextra. Entitled 'Cryptocurrencies and the offshore...

News 8 Mar 2021

New BVI Managing Partner

Collas Crill is delighted to welcome Ellie Crespi as Local Managing Partner and Head of Corporate, Finance and Funds in the British Virgin Islands. Ellie joins us from...

News 1 Oct 2020

Legal 500 UK rankings

Collas Crill has been recommended as a top tier firm in four practice areas in Guernsey and Jersey in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021 rankings, reflecting the quality of...

News 17 Jun 2020

Guernsey fast-track licensing

On 12 June the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announced the launch of a new fast-track application regime for managers of overseas collective investment...

Showing 6 of 40 Results

Load more
Guide 13 Jun 2022

Structured products in Jersey… a fund alternative? (AMCs)

What is a structured product or AMC and why does it matter? Simply described, structured products are a contract with a bank or issuer and the contract has a pre-defined...

Guide 20 Apr 2020

Jersey cashbox placings – the antidote to your cash flow problems

Businesses across the globe are facing an unprecedented cash flow crisis given the extraordinary measures governments are imposing to combat the Covid 19 pandemic.  Jersey...

Guide 16 Apr 2019

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) – Debt Listing

TISE is the Channel Islands based leading securities exchange. The principal attraction of TISE is for the listing of debt securities and has in excess of 1,500 debt...

Guide 9 Aug 2018

Capital Markets – Why Offshore

Companies incorporated in offshore finance centres make up a significant portion of the companies listed on many international securities exchanges around the world. Looking...

Guide 27 Oct 2015

AIM for Guernsey and the Specialist Fund Market

Offshore listings on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) are growing in popularity, with Guernsey becoming an ever more attractive offshore base from which to...

Guide 21 Oct 2015

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) - SPAC to the future

Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) or “cash shells” are back in fashion. We are seeing greater interest than ever before in the use of these vehicles. SPACs...

Showing 6 of 6 Results