Alan  de Saram

Alan de Saram

Managing Partner


  • 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 2019
  • Collas Crill's 'very good team is highly responsive and knowledgeable
    Legal 500 2019
  • Cayman managing partner Alan de Saram is 'reactive and flexible'
    Legal 500 2019

Alan heads up the corporate & commercial and investment funds departments 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, private equity structures and transactions generally. His practice also includes all areas of listings, fund raising, regulatory advice, finance, security and capital markets.

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

Alan has been a contributing author to the following publications (among others): The Mergers and Acquisitions Review, Director's Liability: A Worldwide Review and Real Estate Finance: Law, Regulation & Practice.

He is a professional member of Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales and International Bar Association.

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

My services
Collas Crill Corporate Services Ltd

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.

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Corporate Advisory

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.

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Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital

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.

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Middle East Group

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.

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My news & deals
News 2 Apr 2020

Cayman Islands Entities – COVID-19

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the various Cayman Islands government agencies have clarified the existing position with regards certain filings, granted deadline...

Insight 3 Apr 2020

Economic Substance

The continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to some of the greatest restrictions on people movements and gatherings ever imposed globally, including lockdowns...

Insight 30 Mar 2020

Contractual agreements

It is very unlikely that anyone 12 months ago would have predicted that in the first three months of 2020, the world would have seen a new global pandemic resulting in some...

Insight 13 Mar 2020

COVID-19 – impact on economic

As Coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, many companies and other entities globally will be concerned on whether any restrictions or...

Insight 25 Feb 2020

Cayman EU Blacklist

What has happened? The Cayman Islands was added to the EU blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes (EU Blacklist) on 18 February 2020. Why has this...

Insight 31 Mar 2020

Mutual Funds Law 2020

Background The Cayman Islands has made changes to its Mutual Funds Law which came into law on 7 February 2020. These changes, implemented by the Mutual Funds (Amendment)...

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