Ian heads up Collas Crill's BVI commercial team and is based in our BVI office. He advises financial institutions, public and private businesses, individuals and funds on all aspects of corporate, commercial and finance law. His areas of expertise include, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, debt and equity financing, public listings, security arrangements, tax efficient investment structures, corporate restructurings and reorganisations, takeovers, commercial contracts and corporate and commercial aspects of shareholder and contractual disputes. He has significant experience advising on cross-border transactions in the real estate, financial services, energy and technology sectors, with a particular focus on transactions involving the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Collas Crill, Ian worked for Mourant Ozannes in Jersey. He has also worked for Harney Westwood & Riegels in the BVI and Pinsent Masons in London. Ian qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 2008 (currently non-practicing), and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2013 and the British Virgin Islands in 2014. Ian is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Law Society of Scotland and the Bar Association in the BVI. Ian studied law at the University of Edinburgh.