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Alan  de Saram

Alan de Saram  

Partner\CCCS Director | Cayman

  • Cayman managing partner Alan de Saram is 'reactive and flexible'
    Legal 500
  • He always seems to be 100% in control, no matter what our questions are, and gives us a great sense of being taken care of.
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide
  • Collas Crill's 'very good team is highly responsive and knowledgeable
    Legal 500

Alan is the Partner that heads up the Corporate, Finance and Funds team of Collas Crill in the Cayman Islands.

He advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of company and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities, investment funds, fintech, private equity structures and commercial transactions generally. His practice also includes all areas of listings, fund raising, regulatory advice, finance, security and capital markets.

Alan previously worked with Fladgate and Dechert  in London, and joined Collas Crill in 2004. He was made Partner in 2007.

Admitted in:
Cayman Islands, 2004
England and Wales, 1998 (not practising)

My services
Collas Crill Corporate Services Limited
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Collas Crill Corporate Services Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Collas Crill Group and is licensed to conduct company management business under the Cayman Companies Management Law.

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.

Middle East Group
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The demand for professional advisers who understand the needs of clients in the region has never been more important. With shariah-compliant products and Islamic finance becoming increasingly mainstream and integrated into the global financial system, it is important to partner with a team who understands the complexities of these structures, while also understanding how more traditional structures can be applied to meet the needs of Middle Eastern clients.

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 11 May 2021

The Financial Technology Law Review

Collas Crill's team of fintech specialists have once again collaborated with several major international law firms to produce the fourth edition of The Financial Technology...

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...

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 6 Mar 2020

New Registration regime for Cayman Islands Private Funds and Mutual Funds

What has changed? Existing entities which fall within the definition of a Private Fund under the Law have until 7 August 2020 (the 'Transition Period') to register with the...

Guide 9 Aug 2018

Capital Markets – Why Offshore

Companies incorporated in offshore finance centres make up a significant portion of the companies listed on many international securities exchanges around the world. Looking...

Guide 20 Apr 2018

Initial Coin Offering

We set out below an overview of the steps involved in establishing an initial coin/token offering ("ICO") vehicle (an "ICO Vehicle") in the Cayman Islands, from formation to...

Guide 22 Mar 2018

Cayman Islands Exempted Company – Ongoing Obligations

Exempted companies incorporated or registered under the Cayman Islands Companies Law (2016 Revision) (Companies Law), are the most common form of offshore structure. This...

Guide 21 Jun 2017

Cayman Islands Mutual Funds

1. REGULATORY REGIME // Mutual funds are regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA") under the Mutual Funds Law (2015 Revision) (the "MF Law"). In general...

Guide 10 May 2017

The New Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Register Regime – Q&A

What has happened? The Cayman Islands has now approved amendments to its corporate legislation (coming into force on 1 July 2017) to create a platform with centralised...

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