Collas Crill has announced the promotion of Ben Le Page to Senior Associate in its Corporate, Finance and Funds team in Guernsey.
Ben advises on all aspects of commercial law with a particular focus on banking and finance (including real estate finance, Islamic finance and fund finance), mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.
He regularly works with the firm’s BVI, Cayman and Jersey corporate and trust teams on cross-jurisdictional finance, corporate and trust matters.
Ben also assists the Corporate, Finance and Funds team in their other core areas including funds, data protection and risk and regulatory.
Ben first joined Collas Crill as a paralegal and went on to train with the firm qualifying as a Solicitor of England and Wales in September 2017.
During his training contract, Ben undertook a three-month secondment to CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in London in their banking and international finance team. During his time at CMS, Ben worked primarily on the acquisition, development, restructuring and financing of projects in the real estate, infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors.
Ben read law at the University of Bristol, graduating with First Class Honours, and went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at BPP University Law School.
On his promotion Ben said: “I joined Collas Crill as a paralegal upon finishing university and have had a great career to date, having trained with the firm, been placed on secondment and had fantastic opportunities to network and build strong client relationships. I am absolutely delighted to be promoted to Senior Associate. I am looking forward to this next stage of my career and the challenges and opportunities that will come with the new role.”
Head of the Corporate, Finance and Funds team in Guernsey, Partner Wayne Atkinson, said: “Ben joined the firm as a trainee and has gone on to become an impressive and highly-regarded member of our team. Long pegged as one of our rising stars, Ben regularly receives outstanding client feedback and was recently recognised by eprivateclient in their top 35 under 35. Congratulations Ben.”