Kerrie Le Tissier

Kerrie Le Tissier

Professional Support Lawyer

  • She is very knowledgeable in trust law, her advice is detailed and concise. She is very pleasant to talk to and to deal with
    Chambers & Partners

Kerrie has over 16 years' legal experience in top offshore law firms in Guernsey, including as a Senior Associate in Collas Crill's award-winning Fiduciary Department. She recently gained 6 months' experience overseas as a Foreign Legal Advisor in the Private Advisory Department of Australian law firm Mills Oakley in Melbourne.

Whilst in private practice, Kerrie advised on a wide range of corporate, commercial and fiduciary matters, including trusts and other private wealth structures, business succession planning, investment funds and banking and finance transactions. Kerrie now uses her experience and technical knowledge and skills to provide professional legal support to fee earners in all of Collas Crill's offices (BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Singapore). She works with the firm's Group Head of Knowledge Management and partners and fee earners across the firm's practice areas to develop and maintain in-house precedents and know-how and to prepare internal and external updates on new legislation and legal developments.

Kerrie is recognised in the 2019 Legal 500 directories as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' and in Chambers and Partners 2019 directories as an ‘Associate to watch'. She is listed by Citywealth in its Leaders List and as one of the publication's Top 200 Power Women, and she received the silver award for ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year’ at Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2018.

Kerrie qualified as a Guernsey advocate in 2009 and is also admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales (currently non-practising).

My services
Mergers & Acquisitions
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We regularly act in relation to significant M&A activity in our jurisdictions, whether as lead counsel for strictly local matters or as part of an international team for multi-jurisdictional transactions. In addition to the negotiation of transaction documents we assist clients with disclosure and due diligence exercises as well as obtain competition authority clearances. Our focus is a practical one, looking to allow clients the certainty to conclude a deal in the knowledge that their risk has been identified and mitigated to the strongest extent possible.

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Dispute Resolution
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When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.

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Trusts & Fiduciary
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We work closely with trust and fiduciary businesses and their clients to build strong relationships based on trust, confidence and a deep understanding of their priorities and needs. We have an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in the other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. We have associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection. We ensure that thought has been given to the composition of the team on every piece of work we do, and use our mix of skill and experience effectively.

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Commercial Structuring & Contracts
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Offshore vehicles are used for a huge range of purposes either standing alone or as part of large multi-jurisdictional structures. Our highly commercial team specialises in advising clients on the most effective uses of such vehicles and their on-going operation, including normal and cellular companies as well as foundations, unit trusts, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Our experienced team also provides commercial contracts for clients whether bespoke documents to effect specific transactions or suites of precedent documents for company service providers or offshore groups.

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Investment Funds & Private Equity
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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.

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My news & deals
News 16 Oct 2019

Knowledge Management team grows

Collas Crill has appointed Michael Evans as a Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) to its Knowledge Management team.Michael joined the firm in September 2019. His role, working...

News 26 Jul 2019

JFSC confirms E-ID is valid

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) recently updated its AML/CFT Handbook for regulated financial services businesses (Handbook) to expressly permit evidence of...

News 8 Jul 2019

Treating customers fairly

UK Finance* recently published a set of principles to assist banks in managing this potentially awkward exercise. Underpinning the principles is the need to treat customers...

News 8 Jul 2019

Stavrinides v Bank of Cyprus

A recent decision of the UK High Court involving a banking transaction highlights the importance of a proper understanding of an agent's authority.  The case of Stavrinides...

News 8 Jul 2019

3rd Party Fraud

Earlier this year the UK High Court considered the extent of a bank's duty of care to its customer to prevent fraud on the customer. The case of The Federal Republic of...

News 8 Jul 2019

UK Overseas Entities Bill

The move towards public registers which identify the owners of offshore entities has continued to gather pace over recent months. The most recent development was the...