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Carey Olsen

8-10 THROGMORTON AVENUE, LONDON, EC2N 2DL, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7614 5610
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Fax 020 7628 0652
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www.careyolsen.com

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Carey Olsen

The first Channel Islands law firm to open an office in London, Carey Olsen advises on the laws of the BVI, Guernsey and Jersey and it is highly rated for advising global financial services companies, major banks and private equity fund managers on corporate and finance transactions. It particularly stands out for its assistance to offshore companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, while the London office also plays a key role in supporting the firm's global corporate teams on the launch of investment funds in the BVI, Guernsey and Jersey. The team also represents private clients and institutional clients in significant offshore disputes.  Recent highlights include acting for Sinarmas Land (through an SPV) on the Guernsey-related aspects of its purchase of Horseferry Property, a Guernsey-incorporated property holding company, which holds 33 Horseferry Road in London's Westminster; the corporate team also advised longstanding client and Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Avnel Gold Mining on its sale to Endeavour Mining Corporation, by way of a Guernsey scheme of arrangement. Nicolas Journeaux specialises in commercial and trust litigation, including asset recovery; counsel Claire McConway acts in BVI corporate, finance and funds deals and leads the firm's Russia and CIS practice. The key senior associates are recently promoted Andrew Chissick, who specialises in cross-border corporate insolvency and restructuring matters and who relocated from the BVI office; Area Hashemi, who recently relocated from the Guernsey office and is noted for joint ventures, private equity, group reorganisations and shareholder agreements; banking and financing specialist Vaishali Gupta who joined from Clifford Chance LLP; Matt Brehaut, a corporate and investment funds expert; and Colin Masterton, who advises on corporate, real estate finance and investment funds. Former senior associate Oliver Quarmby joined Ogier.

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Nicolas Journeaux - Carey Olsen

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Claire McConway - Carey Olsen

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Legal Developments by:
Carey Olsen

  • Guernsey and Jersey issue draft Guidance Notes for FATCA-based reporting

    On 31 January 2014 the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey jointly issued draft Guidance Notes (in conjunction with the Isle of Man) on the implementation of obligations arising under the  intergovernmental agreements ("IGAs") signed by each island with the UK in October 2013 and  with the US in December 2013. The draft Guidance Notes, as currently published, are substantially the same for each island, subject to certain island-specific differences. The current draft is to be to be regarded as a work in progress and the views of local industry in each island are being sought.
    - Carey Olsen

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