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Gareth  Morgan

Gareth Morgan  

Senior Associate | Guernsey

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Gareth is a Senior Associate in the Corporate, Finance and Funds team at Collas Crill LLP, specialising in investment fund structuring and advice. Gareth has over 10 years of experience in the Guernsey financial services sector, and regularly advises on the establishment and licensing of all types of investment structures, both open and closed ended, as well as managers and advisers to such structures.

"Seeing clients succeed in their goals and knowing that we were able to help them along the way is one of the most rewarding parts of this profession, in my view. When our clients succeed, so do we."

Gareth also has extensive experience in all types of lending and security transactions including high value, complex, multi-jurisdictional financing structures and he regularly advises both institutional and private lenders at all stages of the lending process.

Gareth was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2009, and as a Cayman attorney in 2015.

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.

Corporate Advisory
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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.

Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital
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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.

Securities & Capital Markets
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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.

Insight 22 Jun 2021

Economic substance and partnerships

The Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2021, have been approved by the State of Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee and come into effect...

News 7 May 2021

GFSC consults on proposals

On 21 April the Guernsey Financial Services Commission issued three consultation papers ("Papers") as part of the implementation of the Revision of Laws Project. The first...

News 21 Apr 2021

Private Investment Fund Rules

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has released the Private Investment Fund Rules and Guidance, 2021, updating the original Private Investment Fund Rules, 2016, with...

News 13 Apr 2021

Collas Crill advises Curaleaf

Collas Crill has advised Curaleaf on its successful acquisition of EMMAC Life Sciences Limited ('EMMAC') at an implied post money valuation of $413m.  EMMAC is Europe's...

Insight 7 Jan 2021

Similar but not the same

Economic substance legislation has been introduced in each of our offshore jurisdictions, requiring all businesses with entities in those jurisdictions to carefully consider...

Insight 27 Oct 2020

Life sciences investment structures

Gareth Morgan, Senior Associate in Collas Crill's corporate, finance and funds team in Guernsey, explores the uptick in clients wanting to set up life sciences investment...

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A Guide to The Guernsey Private Investment Fund (PIF)

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Establishing and Maintaining a Beneficial Ownership Register

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Market News - SPAC Update

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Investment funds in Guernsey

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