Guernsey: Guernsey/Jersey Law Firms set to Merge
Last Updated: 8 December 2010

Guernsey-based law firm Collas Day and Jersey-based Crill Canavan will merge in spring 2011.

The new firm will be called Collas Crill and have a combined total of 15 partners.

The merger is intended to build on the strengths of each firm, in particular corporate and banking, investment funds, property, trusts and dispute resolution.

Collas Day’s associated fiduciary business, the Guernsey Trust Company, will continue to service the Guernsey market and Collas Day IP Management will become Collas Crill IP Management. Both offices will be supported by Collas Day's London practice.

Collas Day’s senior partner Chris Bound said: "This isn’t just good news for each individual firm, but for the Channel Islands as a whole. Together we will service clients in the Channel Islands, the UK and internationally - including the increasingly important Asian market - and will raise awareness of our services and our jurisdictions in international legal markets.

"We are all really excited about the new opportunities open to us as a joint force in the Channel Islands. Our firms, both with long and proud histories in their respective jurisdictions, can benefit from each other’s strengths. The innovative style and progressive attitude of our merged firm will benefit our clients through our combined expertise and the exemplary quality of service for which we are known."

Crill Canavan senior partner Nuno Santos-Costa added: "Both Crill Canavan and Collas Day believe we have found in each other an excellent strategic fit. As mid-sized firms in our respective markets we already punch above our weight. The merger will strengthen both firms’ presence locally and internationally, while providing clients with greater strength and depth of expertise across our full service offering.

"Our joint objective is to grow both firms and extend the jurisdictions we operate in, while retaining what makes each of our firms special in our respective markets: our ability to offer a depth of skill and experience while maintaining the hands-on expertise and responsiveness of a partner-led service," concluded Mr Santos-Costa.

The firms have appointed a dedicated and professional management team who will be running the integration process amongst both islands.

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