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Natalie Bell

Natalie Bell 

Senior Associate | Cayman

  • Experienced adviser
    Legal 500

Natalie is a Senior Associate in our Corporate, Finance and Funds team, advising on all aspects of Cayman corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations.

Natalie specialises in advising investment funds, their managers and their onshore counsel on the structuring, formation, corporate governance and ongoing operational matters of Cayman and BVI investment funds. She also advises financial services clients on licensing, ongoing obligations, regulatory reporting anti-money laundering and automatic exchange of information laws.

"I love to take something that looks and sounds complicated and explain it simply."

Natalie joined Collas Crill having previously worked in the investment Funds and Regulatory team at another leading offshore firm in both the Cayman and BVI offices. Prior to this, she worked for Travers Smith and Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland) in the UK.

My Assistant
Anika  von Gerhardt  
My services
Banking & Finance
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Banks today face an ever increasing raft of challenges, both regulatory and commercial, as well as competition for deals from non-bank lenders and alternative funders. We provide our banking clients with a comprehensive service on- and off-transaction, including our plain English precedents for their business. We help our clients keep up with the changing landscape in order to remain competitive in the market place whilst delivering quality service to their own customers. Our clients focus on relationship banking and we work hard to support them in doing so. We also advise P2P lenders and invoice discounters on their lending and security arrangements, and their documentation.

Corporate Advisory
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With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience our offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key global offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger, global picture. Our clients appreciate our pro-active attitude to providing sensible user-friendly advice, our accuracy and honesty in our approach to pricing matters, and our senior level involvement in all matters to ensure smooth progress and client satisfaction. In an increasingly complex, competitive and more tightly regulated market, we'll make sure your business or commercial venture reaches its full potential.

Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital
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Our fund specialists offer advice on all aspects relating to the establishment, authorisation and structuring of funds and related investment vehicles. We have particular expertise acting for emerging managers who are building their business and acting for institutional investors, including acting for private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds on joint venture and fund investments, as well as planning their internal corporate structures. We provide a highly personalised service working with our clients and their onshore counsel to build in depth relationships over the long term.

Risk & Regulatory
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Collas Crill's multi-disciplinary approach to providing Risk & Regulatory services ensures that every aspect of our clients' businesses is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

Insight 2 Jul 2021

Cayman economic substance update

We previously published an article in March 2019 on the introduction of the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act (2021 Revision) in Cayman ('ES Act'). Our...

News 1 Jun 2021

VASP Regime

The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (VASP Act) was enacted on 31 October, following consultation with the Financial Action Task Force. The VASP Act is being...

News 18 May 2021

AML/CFT audits for Cayman-regulated

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has recently imposed administrative fines amounting to millions of Cayman dollars on those regulated entities who have failed to...

Insight 7 Jan 2021

Similar but not the same

Economic substance legislation has been introduced in each of our offshore jurisdictions, requiring all businesses with entities in those jurisdictions to carefully consider...

Insight 13 Nov 2020

CRS and FATCA update

There have been a number of recent amendments to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting regimes in the Cayman Islands...

News 7 Oct 2020

Cayman removed from EU blacklist

In a positive development for the jurisdiction, EU ministers have removed the Cayman Islands from their blacklist of ‘non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes’. This...

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Guide 12 Oct 2021

Continuation (or transfer) of a foreign company into the Cayman Islands

This guide outlines the statutory procedure whereby a body corporate incorporated, registered or existing with limited liability under the laws of any jurisdiction outside...

Guide 12 Oct 2021

Continuation of Cayman Islands companies in and to another jurisdiction

This guide outlines the statutory procedure whereby an exempted company incorporated and registered under the Companies Act (2021 Revision) (Companies Act) which proposes to...

Guide 15 Jul 2021

Collas Crill explains... dissolving a solvent company in Cayman

This is part of a series of guides in which we examine areas of law that frequently arise in practice. Further guides will be released weekly; click here to subscribe to...

Guide 13 May 2021

Collas Crill explains... ongoing obligations of Private Funds in the Cayman Islands

This is part of a series of guides in which we examine areas of law that frequently arise in practice. Further guides will be released regularly; click here to subscribe to...

Guide 3 Apr 2021

BVI Incubator and Approved Funds

Introduction

The BVI's incubator and approved funds continue to be extremely popular and cost-effective for fund start-ups and...

Guide 26 Feb 2021

A guide to the BVI approved manager regime

On 18 February 2020, the EU recognised the BVI as a fully co-operative tax jurisdiction in line with EU good-governance standards. This recognition, together with the...

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