Collas Crill, an offshore law firm with offices in the Cayman Islands, will merge with British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm, Farara Kerins, effective January 1, 2016, extending the client offering of both firms.
The merger will see Collas Crill expand its global presence alongside its Singapore, Cayman Islands, London, Guernsey and Jersey offices.
The firm will continue to be named Collas Crill in its current jurisdictions and trade as Collas Crill-Farara Kerins for a transitional period in the BVI.
The firm’s BVI offering will include funds, corporate and dispute resolution work.
“As Collas Crill continues to grow and expand within the offshore market, it was a natural step to cement our presence in the Caribbean, satisfying our well-established client-base,” said Jason Romer, a managing partner at Collas Crill.
“Many of our clients across the world have asked us to have a presence in the BVI. It is a direct response to their needs and represents an exciting development to help us to further assist our clients with their global requirements. It allows us to provide a seamless offering across all our jurisdictions.”
Gerard St C Farara, senior partner at Farara Kerins, said: “We are very excited to be merging with Collas Crill. The merger represents a strategic move for our firm to build on our excellent reputation and the foundations Collas Crill has made through its Cayman and Singapore offices.
“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 in international legal markets.”
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