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.
Sam Sturrock’s friendly and practical approach helps navigate complicated matters in a stress-free manner.
Sam Sturrock is very competent and provides stellar advice.
A very good and thoughtful lawyer, clients like him, very hands-on and responsive, diligent, great attention to detail.
The depth and breadth of Sam's technical expertise is impressive.
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.
I work with Sam Sturrock, who is a highly capable and technical lawyer.
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.
Sam is very responsive and very personable.
competent, professional and commercially minded
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.
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.
Sam Sturrock is the partner I deal with. He is highly knowledgeable, a really valuable and trusted partner for all corporate and investment fund transactions. He is also our go-to person for all questions relating to Jersey LLCs.
Sam is an excellent partner to work with.
I worked with Sam Sturrock who has been very responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. Great person to work with.
Sam is an experienced funds, corporate and regulatory lawyer who heads the Collas Crill Jersey funds team.
His practice has a particular focus on advising high net worth private clients, family offices and those managing and advising private wealth. Sam also specialises on assisting early stage fund and wealth managers seeking to establish new fund or holding structures.
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.
An increasing number of business leaders are looking to relocate their business and indeed live offshore. Our pan-departmental relocation 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 support with company migrations and continuations, regulatory approvals, housing licences and real estate matters through to introductions to other service providers and complementary local businesses.
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. We also provide commercial contracts for clients whether bespoke documents to effect specific transactions or suites of precedent documents for company service providers or offshore groups.
With a depth of multi-jurisdictional experience, we ensure that advice is provided in the context of other key offshore centres and with a knowledge of the bigger global picture. Our clients appreciate our proactive attitude, sensible and user-friendly advice, accuracy and honesty in pricing matters, and our senior-level involvement in all matters. In an increasingly complex, competitive and regulated market, we'll make sure your business or venture reaches its full potential.
Good corporate governance and a sound understanding of directors duties is critical. 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.
Our risk and regulatory team provides 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.
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.
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.
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 strong relationships over the long term.
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 and Acquisitions
Real estate continues to dominate as an asset class for many investors. We have 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.
We are 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.
Collas Crill's multi-disciplinary approach to providing risk and 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.
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.
Our investment practice is not 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.
Just like a person, a company can migrate from one country to another. In the BVI, the process by which a company changes its nationality or place of registration is called...
Group Partner Sam Sturrock joined Jersey Finance for the latest episode of the 'Jersey Heard' Jersey Limited Liability Company (LLC) podcast to discuss how Jersey LLCs can...
Collas Crill has advised Van Mossel, a leading automotive group in Europe as they agreed terms for the acquisition of Jacksons Group. Jacksons, which operates from six...
Jersey is considered by many as one of the leading international financial hubs. This reputation has been enhanced by Jersey having a well-respected financial system which...
As of 14 February 2023, the legislation, policy and guidance facilitating the full introduction of the Jersey LLC (including an ability to elect to be a body corporate)...
Collas Crill has advised GemCap Investment Funds (Ireland) plc (GemCap) in relation to the launch of the Affinity Sustainable Growth Fund, the latest addition to its...
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Group Partner Sam Sturrock in our Jersey Corporate, Funds and Finance team has been invited to speak at the third annual ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Jersey...
Group Partner Sam Sturrock will be attending Global ABS 2022 in Barcelona - widely regarded as a must-attend event for Europe's securitisation and structured finance...
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