Alan  de Saram

Alan de Saram

Managing Partner, Cayman


  • Alan de Saram receives high praise for his abilities in the emerging market of blockchain and token economics
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2019
  • 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
  • I know he can handle complex transactions to a very high standard, and his advice is always tailored exactly to what we need and ask for
    Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2018

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
Corporate & Commercial

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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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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Investment Funds & Private Equity

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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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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My news & deals
News 22 Jan 2020

Private Funds Bill 2020

On 8 January 2020 the Cayman Islands published draft legislation named the Private Funds Bill (the 'Bill'). The Bill sets out requirements for the registration of closed...

News 13 Aug 2019

Articled Clerk admitted as Attorney

Collas Crill’s first articled clerk since its merger with CARD (Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth) in 2015 in Grand Cayman, Jared Awe, has been admitted as an Attorney...

Insight 9 Aug 2019

LSE Offshore listings

Guernsey, Jersey, BVI and Cayman continue to lead the way for accessing London's capital markets. For more information on why investors can benefit from using offshore...

News 23 Jul 2019

SIBL Update - Cayman Islands

Entities which have been operating as "excluded persons" under the Securities Investment Business Law (SIBL) need to be aware of recent changes to SIBL requiring them to...

Insight 7 Jun 2019

Cayman Substance Update

New legislation came into effect on 1 January 2019 in the Cayman Islands which requires certain Cayman Islands entities ("Relevant Entities") carrying on certain activities...

Insight 17 Apr 2019

LSE offshore listings

Guernsey, Jersey, BVI and Cayman continue to lead the way for accessing London's capital markets. For more information on why investors can benefit from using offshore...