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 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. We can also provide listing sponsor and agent assistance for both The International Stock Exchange and the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.

Crypto and digital assets

Our teams have extensive experience of working with cutting-edge technology businesses in this burgeoning sector which increasingly crosses into the capital markets space.

We have the corporate and regulatory expertise to ensure our clients are well supported with the launch of their 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 and offshore markets. 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.

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 investment company with a private equity approach incorporated in Guernsey. CFE is a...

13 Jun 2022

Structured products in Jersey: A fund alternative?

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 outcome that if certain conditions are met, an investor will receive a particular ra...

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) into line with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) model which has beco...

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 world - a difficult marriage?', the piece highlights the impact of the fintech e...

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 Harneys where she advised on all aspects of corporate, capital markets and banking tr...

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 work, clients and lawyers in these fields. Five of the firm's practice areas move...

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