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Angela  Calnan

Angela Calnan

Group Partner

  • Best of Breed
    2019 Spear's 500 Private Client Guide
  • Always prepared to go the extra mile to provide an excellent service
    Client feedback
  • Very proactive in forging a relationship with our business and getting to know our people
    Client feedback
  • Every time I contact her on a matter she responds immediately. Advice is concise and timely
    Client feedback
  • Angela is my first choice in non-contentious trust matters. She is responsive, client focussed and always looking for practical solutions.
    Client testimonial
  • Angela has great personality and presence – she’s dynamic, engaging, and highly commercial
    Client testimonial
  • Angela doesn’t just think outside the box, she simply refuses to believe there is a box. She’s a genuine pleasure to work with.
    Client testimonial
  • Sets the tone and is the driver of the firm’s approach
    Legal 500
  • An acknowledged expert in Middle East-related trust matters
    Legal 500
  • She's easy to work with, has good technical knowledge and is good at the details
    Chambers & Partners

"People say; find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life. That's true for me - I really love what I do and the people around me share in that passion."

Angela heads our multi-award winning fiduciary practice in Guernsey (STEP Legal Team of the Year (midsize) 2015/16) and leads our Middle East Practice Group.

She is regarded as the "go to" lawyer in Guernsey for Middle East private client work and for foundations.

She establishes, reorganises and terminates offshore dynastic structures (i.e. structures involving a combination of trusts, foundations and companies).

Having lived and worked in the UAE for a number of years, those structures are often (but not exclusively) for Middle Eastern families and commonly involve a family business and UK/UAE residential real estate. Angela's work involves ensuring that the family business stays intact and that wealth transmits effectively to the first and second generations. This can often be complicated by family members being spread across the globe necessitating Angela's collaboration with specialist tax lawyers and accountants to ensure that the structuring is tax efficient and tax compliant.

Angela also advises Guernsey trustees on their duties and on matters of risk when taking on, administering and exiting trust and foundation structures. As an experienced former private client litigator with Penningtons Manches LLP, Angela has a particular interest in avoiding and resolving trust disputes in conjunction with her dispute resolution team in Guernsey.

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The DIFC's New Defined Contribution

Group Partner of Collas Crill Guernsey's International Private Client and Trust team, Angela Calnan, explains. In 2012, at the ripe young age of 36, ...

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ICLG Private Client chapters

The Collas Crill Guernsey and Jersey based international private client and trust teams have collaborated with several major international law firms t...

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Spear's 500 Private Client Guide

Angela Calnan and Michael Morris, both partners of Collas Crill, have been recognised in the 2019 Spear's 500 private client guide. Released annually...

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Nominated for Offshore Firm 2019

Collas Crill has been shortlisted for 'Offshore Law Firm of the Year' in the WealthBriefing European Awards 2019. The awards recognise leading expert...

Deals & Cases

Employee Benefit Scheme

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) is the latest big player in the UAE to establish a Channel Islands trust for the purposes of safeguarding the int...

Deals & Cases

Collas Crill Advises ME Airline

Angela Calnan, Head of our Middle Eastern Practice has, this month, advised one of MENA's fastest growing airlines to launch a $20m pension for 3,400 ...