“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

Colin is a well-rounded practitioner and has a broad depth of experience having advised clients in a wide array of contentious and non-contentious matters. Colin was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 and was subsequently called to the Gibraltar Bar in 2011.

Colin’s non-contentious work involves large scale corporate and transactional matters. He has previously advised on complex trust and company structures, multi-jurisdictional corporate finance transactions, having acted on both sides for clients involved in large lending facility agreements, and also provides general corporate and commercial advice to local businesses in Gibraltar.

Colin’s contentious practice has involved admiralty work including ship arrests, criminal work, where he has gained ample court experience, and he has advised on disputes in the following practice areas: corporate / commercial, construction, landlord and tenant, employment (employer and employee), contract, trade licencing, financial services and distributed ledger technology.

Colin was also employed as in-house lawyer for Companies House Gibraltar, advising the Gibraltar Registrar of Companies and appearing on the Registrar’s behalf in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar and in the Court of Appeal of Gibraltar.

Colin has previously been seconded to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission where he assisted with the consolidation of Gibraltar’s existing Financial Services legislation.

Experience

Non-contentious

  •  Worked in a team advising a Gibraltar based gaming company on its initial public offering and admission to a London stock exchange.
  • Provided advice on a complex multi-million pound trust structure in relation to inter alia compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • Provided corporate advice to an international group of companies in relation to its restructuring and multi-million pound reduction in its share capital.

Contentious

  • Acted for the claimant in obtaining a mirror freezing injunction in Gibraltar over multi-million pound assets pursuant to mirror proceedings in England and BVI.
  • Acted for claimants in e-money disputes against a regulated entity concerning breaches of contract in relation to pre-paid e-money cards.
  • Advised on a potential high profile ship arrest concerning an oil tanker subject to sanctions.
  • Advised on breach of contract in relation to the admission of a limited partner into a multi-million pound private equity fund.

Areas of Expertise

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