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Simon  Heggs

Simon Heggs 

Group Partner


  • An incredibly easy lawyer to deal with – technically sound but commercially astute
    Legal 500
  • Helpful, responsive, practical and user friendly
    Legal 500

Simon is a Group Partner in the Corporate, Funds and Finance team. Simon has experience in advising companies, banks, financial advisors and other financial institutions in a wide spectrum of commercial transactions, including debt finance, public and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds and corporate insolvency.

"I'm a commercial lawyer who is friendly, easy to deal with and always available for my clients. I feel it's part of my role to help my clients both identify and implement the quickest and simplest solution to any given scenario. I take pride in being able to guide them through complex financial transactions by breaking down even the most technical issues into the simplest possible terms."

Simon joined Collas Crill in 2015 having moved from the Isle of Man, where his work included acting for banks in a number of high level property finance transactions, the liquidation of an investment fund group consisting of over 80 companies and acting as general counsel for a number of AIM listed companies.

Simon is a qualified Isle of Man advocate and was called to the Isle of Man Bar in 2010.

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Samantha Hobbs  
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Banking & Finance

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.

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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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Securities & Capital Markets

Our capital markets team has substantial onshore as well as offshore capital markets experience, giving us in depth understanding of all aspects of capital markets structures and the commercial drivers that underpin transactions. We advise on the full range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, structured finance and securitisations, bond issuance, and TISE and CSX listings.

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My news and insights
Guide 23 Oct 2020

Collas Crill explains… accounting and auditing requirements for Guernsey companies

This is the last in our series of guides in which we examine areas of Guernsey law that frequently arise in practice.  In this guide, we outline the key things you need to...

Guide 16 Oct 2020

Collas Crill explains... restoring a Guernsey company

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Insight 15 Oct 2020

The perfect match

1 October 2020 saw the first announcement of a company intending to list on the International Property Securities Exchange (IPSE), the world's first securities exchange...

Insight 2 Oct 2020

Opportunities for cannabis business

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to be involved in an expedition which hiked through the jungle of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The trip took us through some...

Guide 1 Oct 2020

Collas Crill explains… Voluntary striking-off of a Guernsey company

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

News 23 Sep 2020

Future business risks seminar

Collas Crill will be hosting a complimentary seminar, 'When it hits the fan…', at the Old Government House Hotel on Thursday 15 October. Directors, commercial managers and...

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