Ross joined the firm in September 2017 as an associate in the corporate, finance and funds department in Jersey.

He advises financial institutions, public and private businesses, individuals and funds on all aspects of corporate, commercial and finance law. He has significant experience advising on cross-border transactions in the real estate, financial services and energy sectors. Ross recently completed a client secondment at HSBC in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Prior to joining Collas Crill, Ross worked as an associate in the banking and corporate team of another offshore law firm in Jersey. Before that, he completed his training contract at Ogier and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2015 (currently non-practicing).

Ross read History at the University of Glasgow graduating with a MA Honours degree before completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course with BPP.

Ross is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

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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Debt Capital Markets
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We advise on structured bond issuance, securitisations, convertibles (including cash box structures) and hybrid deals that make use of offshore special purpose vehicles. Our partners and senior lawyers have significant experience and understanding of the nuances of such transactions and so are perfectly positioned to provide commercial, tailored advice. We also work closely with our Risk & Regulatory team to ensure our clients are kept up to date with regulatory developments that affect debt capital markets, including European Markets Infrastructure Regulation.

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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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Corporate Governance & Shareholder Relations
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Good corporate governance and a sound understanding of directors duties is important to companies. Regardless of size, establishing a best practice approach should be fundamental to all boards. The board of directors are responsible for ensuring the company achieves its objectives and the corporate governance framework they adhere to should underpin their accountability to the company and its members. We advise company boards in relation to both the non-contentious and contentious aspects of shareholder relations with a focus on corporate governance to prevent contentious issues arising. We have also advised both boards and activist shareholders in relation to highly contentious general meetings and associated issues arising out of investor actions.

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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.

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Equity Capital Markets
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We advise on public offerings by holding or listing companies incorporated in Jersey, Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. Our clients include issuers, banks, NOMADs and other corporate finance advisers, and recent transactions have included listings on both the London Stock Exchange's Main Market and AIM, as well as other leading international exchanges. We cover the full scope of financing structures from IPOs to rights issues and secondary offerings, and equity bridge financing, to reverse takeovers and private placements.

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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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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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My news & deals
Deal 5 Nov 2019

£41m commercial property deal

Collas Crill has advised on the £41 million acquisition of 27/28 Esplanade, known as JTC House, in St Helier, Jersey. The team was instructed by Seaton Place Limited, who...

Deal 6 Aug 2018

HCT Group £17.8M Funding

Collas Crill acted as Jersey and Guernsey counsel to HCT Group in relation to securing £17.8 million of funding. Big Issue Invest led the round, which consisted of a...

Deal 6 Aug 2018

Jersey Lavender Acquisiton

We acted for the purchasers on the acquisition of Jersey Lavender. The transaction involved the acquisition of shares in a number of Jersey SPVs and also a corporate...

News 13 Nov 2017

Corporate & commercial team growth

Collas Crill has appointed two new lawyers to its Jersey office, further strengthening its corporate and commercial department. Ross Rennie and David Walters have both...