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 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.

Asset finance

We work both lender and borrower side in funding the acquisition of aircraft, ships, containers, art and other high value assets and advise on finance and operating leases, sale and leaseback transactions, jurisdiction specific transactions such as JOLCOs and the securitisation of asset receivables.

Banking regulation

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.

Contentious banking and finance

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.

Fund finance

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.

Islamic finance and structuring

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.

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Project finance

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 finance

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 New York and the UK and the London prime market. We act for some of the key lenders in this area. Our clients include banks, funds, alternative lenders, private equity houses, private investors, hotel consortiums and family offices. Locally, we have worked on the funding of some of the most prestigious buildings in our jurisdictions.

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...

31 Jul 2023

Jersey Heard LLC podcast

Group Partner Sam Sturrock joined Jersey Finance for the latest episode of the 'Jersey Heard' Jersey Limited Liability Company (LLC) podcast to discuss how Jersey LLCs can be used in Fund Structures.Sam was also part of the Industry Working Group (organi...

5 Jun 2023

New corporate partner in BVI

Collas Crill has appointed Greg Boyd as Partner in its Corporate, Finance and Funds team in the British Virgin Islands. Greg is a transactional lawyer with more than 15 years' experience in BVI law and 20-plus years of cross-border corporate finance law...

10 May 2023

Collas Crill welcomes Chantelle Day

Collas Crill has appointed Chantelle Day as Counsel in its Corporate, Finance and Funds team in Cayman. Chantelle trained and worked in a large Cayman Islands law firm for the first 12 years of her legal career and has spent four years practicing Irish ...

22 Mar 2023

Proliferation and proliferation financing in Guernsey

Proliferation and proliferation financing (collectively "PPF") are both significant threats to global peace and security. Given current instability arising from Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the knock-on political impact worldwide, it is now more impo...

10 Feb 2023

New VASP regulations in Guernsey

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission published its final draft of the Lending, Credit and Finance Rules and Guidance, 2023 (the "New Rules") on Thursday 19 January 2023. These support the Lending, Credit and Finance (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 202...

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TL4 Private Client Jersey

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Islamic Finance event

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AIFMD implications addressed

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Russia Under the Macro-Scope

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Islamic Finance

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