Collas Crill has been ranked in this year's Global Restructuring Review (GRR) 100, an annual guide to the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.
Firms listed in the guide have been vetted for their 'expertise and demonstrable experience in cross-border matters' and deemed 'the most competent and vouched-for international firms', offering 'a safe pair of hands in which to leave a multinational business in distress'.
The write-up also highlights Collas Crill's rapid growth since its inception in 2011 and includes a selection of the high-profile cases the firm has worked on across its jurisdictions, with particular mention of the firm's growing teams in Cayman and BVI.
The guide notes the significance the appointment of Stephen Leontsinis, head of Collas Crill's dispute resolution team in Cayman, has had on the insolvency and restructuring practice.
The hires of partners Matthew Dors, Jennifer Colegate and Rocco Cecere were noted to have further bolstered the restructuring and insolvency team in Cayman. David Harby's appointment as partner and head of its dispute resolution team in the BVI was also highlighted.
The promotions of Rupert Stanning in Cayman to counsel, Daisy Bovingdon and Quentin Bregg, based in the BVI and Guernsey respectively to senior associate and Sam Williams' to group partner were noted, as were the appointments of senior associates Charlotte Walker in Cayman and Dave Marshall in the BVI.
The guide cites Collas Crill's 'enviable list of case milestones' and lists a number of cases the firm has been involved in within the last year. This includes acting for the joint liquidators in the winding down of Cayman fund PPVA, acting as Cayman counsel for sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd (GIC) and the multi-jurisdictional case Jersey partner Simon Hurry led on behalf of receivers, Grant Thornton, regarding a trust asset, valued at €52 million, to recover the amounts due under it.
Group managing partner Jason Romer said: 'We are delighted to have once again been recognised in the GRR100. It is testimony to the strength and depth we have in the field of restructuring and insolvency. Over the past six years we have grown and developed significantly and, as such, we are involved in some of the most complex insolvency and restructuring matters across all our jurisdictions. This growth is firm-wise and reflects our strategy of 'building strengths on strengths'. Attaining an accolade like this is testament to the teams' achievements across our offices.'
GRR subscribers can view the full write-up here