Collas Crill's Cayman and BVI offices have been recognised in this year's Legal 500 Caribbean directory.
The firm's Cayman practice has gone 'from strength to strength' and is 'rapidly becoming a force in Cayman' according to one client testimonial. A number of the firm's Cayman lawyers have been individually recognised in the directory, including three within the firm's dispute resolution team, ranked Tier 3.
Cayman managing partner and head of department Stephen Leontsinis is named a leading individual in his field with one client highlighting his 'highly collaborative' and 'solution-orientated' approach. Partner Matthew Dors is noted as an 'incredibly meticulous and intelligent lawyer', 'thinking two or three steps ahead of everyone else', and partner Rocco Cecere is listed as a Next Generation Partner.
The firm's private client and trust team is also ranked Tier 3 with one client describing the practice as 'a leading private client law firm' on the island, in reflection of its expertise and growth over recent years. The team is also praised for its 'exceptional' teamwork and 'clear and pragmatic advice' with Counsel Andrew Peedom recognised as 'an unflappable lawyer'
Head of the firm's property practice Gina Berry, who joined the firm in July of this year, has also been named a leading individual and Natalie Bell, senior associate in the corporate team, has been recognised as a Rising Star.
Stephen Leontsinis said: 'Collas Crill is home to an extremely talented and experienced set of lawyers, and I'm delighted to see this reflected in this year's directory listings.
'I'm particularly proud to read the testimonials from clients and peers which are a real endorsement of the first-rate client service we provide and of our increasing presence and growth in the Cayman market. Congratulations to the team.'
In the BVI, Collas Crill's banking, finance and capital markets practice has jumped up the rankings to claim its place in tier 3. Christian Hidalgo, Of Counsel in the corporate team, has been recognised as a Rising Star.
The firm's corporate and commercial practice in the BVI has retained its tier 3 status and is noted as 'highly rated' and 'very responsive'.
The Legal 500 series is an independent guide, in which firms and individuals recommended purely on merit. It is now in its 34th year.