"I enjoy the technical challenge of being a being a lawyer, finding solutions to the often complex challenges our clients face."

 

David joined Collas Crill in October 2017 as a funds, regulatory and corporate lawyer in the commercial department in Jersey.

 

He has a wide range of experience in advising fund managers, administrators and financial institutions and has advised on the fund raises of international buy-out funds, real-estate funds and infrastructure funds from inception through to final close. He also has experience of advising investors on their investment into funds and of advising sovereign wealth funds, family offices, foundations and fund of funds.

 

Prior to joining Collas Crill, David worked as an associate in the private funds department of the London office of a leading American law firm.

 

David read law at the University of Durham and completed the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

 

My services
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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Fund Due Diligence
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In a world of ever-increasing accountability, we are increasingly instructed by sovereign wealth funds, ultra high net worth individuals and funds of funds to review potential investments and negotiate side-letters. We offer our clients a fast, efficient service with minimum fuss. This aspect of our practice gives us unparalleled insight of what is and is not the 'market standard'; something our clients highly appreciate.

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Investment Management & Advisory Contracts
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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 lets us achieve that.

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Risk & Regulatory
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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.

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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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Fund Formation
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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 provided bespoke structuring solutions to allow our clients to build the fund they want as opposed to a cookie-cutter 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.

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Private Equity & Venture Capital
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At Collas Crill we understand how investment businesses and ventures develop over time. As such, we have a strong focus on innovative and efficient structuring, designed to maximise returns for clients. Our team is extremely well integrated across our offices and with other service providers covering all areas relevant to private equity and venture capital, including lawyers in other offshore and onshore jurisdictions, banking, fund administration, custody, directorships, insolvency and restructuring, accounting and audit relationships, we are able to make a range of tailored introductions.

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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...

News 29 Nov 2019

ICLG Alternative Investment Guide

Alternative Investment Fund specialists from Collas Crill Jersey have collaborated with several major international law firms to produce the 'International Comparative Legal...

News 31 Nov 2019

A Jersey guide to Brexit

As the UK limps towards another deferred Brexit date, businesses in Jersey must still consider how they may be affected by Brexit (if and when it happens) and be ready for...

News 26 Nov 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...

Insight 13 Nov 2019

Jersey's Economic Substance Law

On the 6th of December, The States of Jersey passed the Draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (Draft Law). The Draft Law, which will come into...

News 1 Nov 2019

ICO Applications Launched in Jersey

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has now published an application form to allow potential ICO issuers to apply to the JFSC for the relevant consent required...