Collas Crill To Merge With Cayman Firm CARD
by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 November, 2014
Channel Islands law firm Collas Crill has announced that it will merge with Cayman law firm Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD) early next year.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the merger will create the first international law firm with offices in Singapore, the Cayman Islands, London, and both Channel Islands, Jersey and Guernsey.
The firm will remain as Collas Crill in Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore, and London, and will trade as Collas Crill & CARD for a transitional period in the Cayman Islands.
Collas Crill Managing Partner Jason Romer said: "Collas Crill has built a solid foundation in Singapore in the last three years. This news will be especially well received by our clients in Asia, who have been asking for a dedicated Cayman offering. CARD already has a great reputation generally and [a] significant client base in Singapore and the Far East. The opportunity to offer both a Cayman Islands and Channel Islands solution to clients, particularly for funds and private wealth management, is great news."
The head of CARD's Trust and Private Client Department, Antony Duckworth, said: "We are delighted to be linking up with Collas Crill. This is great news for each individual firm, and gives the 'new' firm a true international footprint. Together we will be able to build on the first-class service we already offer clients, giving access to new and exciting markets and will raise awareness of our services and our jurisdictions in international legal markets."
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