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, during all phases of the corporate life cycle.

As commercially minded lawyers committed to providing a high quality service and delivering within budget, we understand those challenges 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.

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.

Corporate advisory and governance

Good corporate governance and a sound understanding of directors' duties is critical. Regardless of size, establishing a best practice approach should be fundamental to all boards. The board of directors are responsible for ensuring the company achieves its objectives and the corporate governance framework they adhere to should underpin their accountability to the company and its members. We advise company boards at all stages in the corporate lifecycle, in solvent and insolvent scenarios.

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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E-gaming and e-business

E-gaming and e-commerce have become increasingly important sectors to the economy, having grown exponentially in recent years. Collas Crill has a particular specialism in e-gaming. The opportunities are huge, but the legislative and regulatory issues facing the industry require close attention. Our specialists can advise and assist companies and other organisations on the issues in setting up and managing online businesses as well as managing the risks to succeed in a global market.


Our team has significant experience in the insurance and reinsurance space, acting for insurers, intermediaries, brokers and banks looking to divest, acquire or restructure their arrangements.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property represents the intangible value of a business, such as goodwill or brand value. Our experience in this sector enables us to assist businesses to identify, manage and exploit this value across a wide range of IP related services. We offer a wide range of intellectual property services to our clients.

Public company advisory

We advise listed offshore entities on corporate governance, securities issuance, securities and exchange filings, compliance and shareholder relations and communications.


Offshore vehicles are used for a huge range of purposes either standing alone or as part of large multi-jurisdictional structures. Our highly commercial team specialises in advising clients on the most effective uses of such vehicles and their on-going operation, including normal and cellular companies as well as foundations, unit trusts, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, segregated portfolio and restricted purpose companies.  We are able to advise what jurisdiction among the "Big Four" that we advise on will best suit our client's needs and regularly advise on solvent restructuring by way of merger, consolidation, continuation or balance sheet optimisation as well as court based corporate procedures such as schemes and plans of arrangement.

18 Mar 2024

Companies Act amendments - Cayman Islands

The Companies Act (2023 Revision) will shortly be amended by The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2024 (Amendment Act), which has now been passed by the Cayman Islands Parliament.  The Amendment Act is not yet in force and will come into force by the maki...

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...

20 Oct 2023

Collas Crill - Chambers UK 2024

Collas Crill's Guernsey and Jersey teams have maintained their strong position in the 2024 Chambers UK Guide, upholding the firm's rankings across all practice areas, with the movement of a number of individuals up to higher bands. The directory demonst...

3 Oct 2023

The principle of incumbency and conflicts of interest

This article first appeared in issue 14 of Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Magazine: Contentious Insolvency Edition 2023 The circumstances leading to the liquidation of a company are often contentious. One bone of contention which often arises is who should be a...

26 Sep 2023

Collas Crill explains... Continuing a company out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Just like a person, a company can migrate from one country to another. In the BVI, the process by which a company changes its nationality or place of registration is called a continuation. It is also commonly referred to as a migration or re-domiciliatio...

2 Aug 2023

Reports Legal offshore report

Reports Legal has published its latest Offshore Report which focuses on Jersey. In it Editor Dominic Carman interviews the managing partners of Jersey's elite law firms to discover how they are rising above the current economic challenges to deliver grow...

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