Collas Crill

Corporate & Finance Department

Cayman Islands
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What the team is known for

Acts for major corporate, private equity and financial institution clients, and is frequently mandated by significant onshore firms on debt and equity financing and M&A. Has established a thriving practice in token launches and cryptocurrency, representing clients in ICOs and a range of issues arising from crypto funds. Acts for a clientele based across the USA, Europe and Asia.

Strengths

Clients endorse the firm's "experienced lawyers," who provide "clear advice which takes a client's point of view into account." One source added: "Its cross-border co-ordination is excellent."

Clients particularly benefit from the firm's "immense competence within blockchain and token economics, and regulatory affairs related to the area."

Work highlights

Acted as Cayman counsel to Albaugh on its USD350 million refinancing agreement with HSBC USA.

Notable practitioners

Alan de Saram receives high praise for his abilitiesin the emerging market of blockchain and token economics. He also advises on a variety of general corporate, finance and fund matters. His clients note: "He always seems to be 100% in control, no matter what our questions are, and gives us a great sense of being taken care of." One source added: "He knows the ins and outs of Cayman law."

Stephen Nelson is a trusted adviser on M&A, financing and regulatory compliance. Sources highlight him as "very responsive and helpful," as well as "commercially minded and practical."