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Sam  Sturrock

Sam Sturrock 

Group Partner* | Jersey

Corporate, Finance & Funds

  • Samuel Sturrock has 'in-depth knowledge of the investment funds industry as well as the corresponding laws
    Legal 500
  • The depth and breadth of Sam's technical expertise is impressive.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • We value Sam’s responsiveness, his thorough approach to finding achievable solutions to client problems, his accuracy and his reliability. He is very knowledgeable and and through proactive engagement, he manages expectations.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Sam Sturrock is very competent and provides stellar advice.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • I have known Sam Sturrock for many years – he is a stand-out lawyer – clearly knowing his area inside out but importantly personable, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
    Legal 500 2022
  • I worked with Sam quite often and he is a great person to work with. Always responds in a helpful and timely manner and is able to deal with complex situations.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Rising Star
    IFLR 1000
  • Sam is an excellent partner to work with.
    Chambers UK 2023
  • I have worked with Sam on a variety of client structures from corporate finance deals to debt listings to first time fund set ups. He is a pleasure to deal with, always available and very personable.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • I work with Sam Sturrock, who is a highly capable and technical lawyer.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Sam is person who likes to add value to client engagements, he thinks about issues outside of the box and often those not yet on the client’s radar, helping him to become a trusted partner.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • I worked with Sam Sturrock who has been very responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. Great person to work with.
    Legal 500 2022


Sam is an experienced funds, corporate and regulatory lawyer who heads the Collas Crill Jersey funds team.

He advises clients (including funds, managers, directors, investors and administrators) on the establishment and whole life cycle of funds/holding structures for a variety of asset classes including:

  • Sustainable finance/ESG assets
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Property/Real estate (including REITs and JPUTs)
  • Equities/Bonds
  • Debt
  • Infrastructure

Sam also advises on structured products (including AMCs) and their Jersey issuers, issuances/listings of debt and equity (including securitisations) as well as regulatory issues such as financial services business licensing.

The Jersey funds team are an independent, cost effective and helpful partner, particularly to intermediaries and smaller/first time fund managers, who are seeking to navigate the Jersey funds regime. Please click here to view our Jersey funds practice profile.

Sam is happy to participate as a speaker on industry webinars and conferences and also offers training seminars on a variety of Jersey legal topics, including Marketing to investors and raising capital in Jersey.

"I love to guide our clients through complexity to make their lives easier and play a part in helping them achieve their goals."


Sam joined the firm in 2020 following over 10 years in top tier Jersey law firms, 2 years as a director at a multinational administration business and a year assisting Jersey Finance on legal and technical matters. 


Having qualified as a Scottish solicitor (currently non-practising), Sam went on to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales (currently non-practising) and as a Jersey advocate in 2010. 


Sam has previously been recognised by both Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 in respect of his funds expertise. He is listed in Legal 500 2023 as a Next Generation Partner and as 'up and coming' in Chambers UK 2022 Guide.


  • Member of the Institute of Directors Jersey
  • Member of the Jersey Finance working group in relation to LLCs
  • Member of the Legal and Technical Committee of the Jersey Funds Association
  • Member of the Financial and Commercial Law Sub-Committee of the Jersey Law Society
  • Institute of Law (Jersey) mentor to young lawyers
  • Member of the Jersey Finance and Government of Jersey Sustainable Finance Innovation Working Group

*not a member of Collas Crill LLP in Jersey

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Business Relocation including Migrations and Continuations

An increasing number of business leaders are looking to relocate their business and and indeed lives offshore. Our pan-departmental relocation's team has the knowledge and experience to assist in all aspects of such a move and welcome you to our islands. We are well placed to advise on, and project manage such a relocation and can advise on: company migrations and continuations, regulatory approvals, housing licences and real estate matters through to introductions to other service providers and complementary local businesses.

Commercial Structuring & Contracts

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.

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.

Corporate Governance & Shareholder Relations

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.


Collas Crill's Risk and Regulatory Team provide legal support to businesses applying local rules regarding foreign tax reporting and production orders. Our goal here is to ensure our clients remain compliant, while conducting their business efficiently and in line with their clients interests and expectations.

Funds Finance

Fund financing covers a range of financing possibilities but most commonly involves capital call or subscription facilities. It is a specialist area that requires an understanding of fund structuring, the risks involved in lending to funds and specific security requirements. Underlying relationships between investors, borrowers and lenders are key to the success of the industry. We work with lenders and borrowers to maintain these relationships at every stage of the process, with our commercial, efficient and pragmatic approach to managing transactions.

Investment Fund Formation

Our uniquely diverse practice regularly assists with the establishment of both open and closed-ended fund structures. In addition to traditional private equity and real estate structures we have advised on a number of alternative and esoteric classes. We provide bespoke structuring solutions to allow our clients to build the fund they want as opposed to a generic template of the market standard. We advise clients at every step of the process, including preparing offer documents, investor negotiations, the preparation of agreements, and in the closing of transactions.

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.

Management and Advisory Contracts

In addition to advising on the establishment of investment structures we advise on the drafting and interpretation of investment management and advisory mandates including performance fees and remuneration packages. Our practical yet precise approach in this highly technical area is driven by significant onshore experience. Performance related fee structures and incentives need to consider and capture the widest range of potential scenarios - our depth of expertise enables us to achieve that.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Real Estate Finance

Real estate continues to dominate as an asset class for many investors. Collas Crill has a strong track record in financing commercial real estate acquisitions, mainly in the UK. We act for some of the key lenders in this area. Our clients include banks, funds, alternative lenders, private investors and family offices. Locally, we have worked on the funding of some of the most prestigious buildings in our jurisdictions.

Regulatory Structuring & Advice

As part of the firm's multi-disciplinary Risk and Regulatory practice, the Corporate and Commercial team is able to advise clients on the establishment and structuring of the full range of regulated service in our jurisdictions. Our experience allows us to shape licence applications to fit regulatory expectations as well as tailoring procedures and processes to reflect the latest and best practices in compliance and corporate governance. Our services include general regulatory and compliance advice and support, non-Financial Services Regulatory matters including utilities, data protection and corporate governance, due diligence, reviews, audits and health checks. We advise clients from a diverse client base with a focus on the financial services industry including fund administrators, trust companies, banks, investment managers, local companies and individuals.

Risk & Regulatory

Collas Crill's multi-disciplinary approach to providing Risk & Regulatory services ensures that every aspect of our clients' businesses is covered. By drawing on the skills and experience of a highly experienced team of lawyers with expertise from across the firm, we are able to deal with all legal compliance issues that could affect your business, whether contentious or non-contentious. The assistance we are able to provide ranges from strategic matters to specific operational issues.

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.

Unregulated and Private Investment Structures

Our investment practice is not simply limited to regulated investment funds. We also advise clients on a range of unregulated and private structures allowing new promoters to build a track record or investment clubs to access particular investments without incurring the time or financial cost of entering the regulatory regime. Our team's experience in this often overlooked area of the investment sector can help our clients manage regulation and plan their structures for future growth without unnecessary limitations.

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