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Wayne Atkinson

Wayne Atkinson

Group Partner

  • Great technical knowledge, responsive and affable
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  • Always proactive, excellent at balancing legal requirements with the needs and wishes of the client
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  • Great service, quick to respond
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  • Extremely knowledgeable but not protective of that knowledge...very approachable and always willing to assist
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  • Always proactive and excellent at balancing legal requirements with the needs and wishes of the client
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  • Credible across all areas
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  • Responsive and innovative
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"It's my job to help clients achieve their objectives with as little unnecessary cost, stress and risk as possible."

Wayne works with a broad range of regulated entities and investment funds on fundraising, transaction and investment structuring, commercial contracts and mergers and acquisitions. As one of the leaders of Collas Crill's risk and regulatory team he also regularly advises businesses on regulatory compliance including money-laundering issues, listing rules requirements, competition law, data protection and Guernsey financial services regulation more generally.

Wayne has also built considerable expertise in assisting company boards and activist shareholders in relation to contentious general meetings and associated issues arising out of investor actions.

A regular speaker at seminars and conferences in relation to company law, regulatory and fund matters, Wayne is well known for his down-to-earth plain speaking approach to explaining complex legal and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Collas Crill in 2009, Wayne trained and qualified as a corporate lawyer with Herbert Smith in London working primarily in the firm's investment funds and regulatory team. Following this he spent a number of years in the British Virgin Islands advising on a range of investment funds and general corporate transactions.

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