Ian is the former head of Collas Crill's corporate, funds and finance department and now works as a consultant with the firm.

He has thirty years' experience of company, commercial and financial services law and acknowledged expertise in directors' duties and corporate governance.

"I love dealing with difficult issues and problems. I try to give commercial and pragmatic advice to clients that they can act on."

Ian has often been recognised as a leading banking and financial services lawyer by Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review.

He has experience of acting as chairman and/or non-executive director of banks, captive insurers, insurers, fiduciary services providers and investment funds. Ian also has experience of leadership, team development and mentoring.

Ian published the second edition of his book 'Kirk on Guernsey Company Law' in November 2016. Produced by Key Haven Publications Limited, the book was first published in 2009. The new edition incorporates the many changes to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 since it came into force and the developments in case law since 2008. 

My services
Banking & Finance
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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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Insolvency & Restructuring
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For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, Collas Crill's insolvency and restructuring team work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. At whatever stage, our early involvement will assist in identifying on-going risks. looking for opportunities and managing deteriorating relationships with creditor, financiers, investors or other interested parties. The team brings a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.

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Corporate & Commercial
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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.

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My news & deals
Deal 1 Nov 2019

Sale of Ascendos

Collas Crill has acted for the shareholders of Ascendos Investments Limited, a Guernsey based European locomotive and rolling stock leasing company, in the sale of Ascendos...

News 14 Nov 2019

Kirk on Guernsey Company Law

The former head of the commercial department at Collas Crill has released the second edition of "Kirk on Guernsey Company Law". Written by consultant Ian Kirk and published...

Deal 21 Nov 2019

Sale of Heritage Insurance

Collas Crill has acted on behalf of the Heritage Group in relation to the sale of Heritage Insurance Management Limited (Heritage) based in St Peter Port, Guernsey to Arthur...