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Carey Olsen remains top offshore legal adviser to LSE clients

March 2014. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen remains the top offshore legal adviser to London Stock Market (LSE) listed clients, according to the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide (Q1 2014), a position the firm established and has retained since records started in 2005.

 

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Largest ever Jersey real estate fund to list in London

March 2014. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised on the establishment of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc, a closed-ended collective investment fund incorporated in Jersey which has recently announced an unprecedented capital raise of up to £1 billion through its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Main Market making it the largest ever real estate fund to be listed on the LSE. 

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Insolvency litigators get clarity on important point of law

February 2014. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A recent case heard before the Royal Court in Guernsey has provided clear guidance on the application of the principle of modified universalism to insolvency matters in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen advises First Names Group on strategic acquisition

January 2014. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A pan-island Carey Olsen team has advised First Names Group on its acquisition of Mercator, an independently-owned Guernsey private client, corporate, fund and trust management services business. 

 

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Carey Olsen is leading adviser to Guernsey funds and Channel Islands domiciled funds

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Monterey Insight Fund Survey 2013 on the Guernsey funds market has once again clearly positioned Carey Olsen as the number one legal adviser to the Guernsey investment funds sector and when combined with the same survey on the Jersey funds market Carey Olsen also advises the largest number of funds domiciled in the Channel Islands.

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Elaine Gray speaks about Intellectual Property in the House of Lords

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen lawyer Elaine Gray, of counsel, recently spoke at the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Organisation (TIPLO) dinner at the House of Lords.

Advocate Gray was part of a panel which also included Michael Bloch QC, who chaired the discussion, Clive Thorne, TIPLO chairman and partner at RPC, and Christine O'Neill, chairman and partner at Brodies LLP.

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Dramatic developments for Israeli trusts discussed at Carey Olsen Jersey seminar

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Jersey's fiduciary sector had the rare opportunity to discuss current developments in the taxation of trusts and new immigrants in Israel with two leading Israeli specialists at Carey Olsen's recent seminar. 

There was standing room only at the Pomme D'Or as trust practitioners, with an interest or involvement in trust work with Israeli settlors or beneficiaries, heard from two of Israel's leading tax and trust lawyers, Alon Kaplan and Meir Linzen. 

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New partner appointed in London to bolster links to offshore legal expertise

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has appointed experienced offshore corporate financing lawyer Emma Russell as the newest partner in its London office with effect from Monday 2 December 2013.

Ms Russell joins the firm from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin where she advised on a range of corporate finance deals including fund and property financing as well as acquisition and leveraged finance. She will be working in London as part of the corporate funds team managed from Guernsey.

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E-gaming advice on £3 million Vernons sale to Netplay

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A cross-practice team from Carey Olsen in Guernsey has provided Sportech Plc with Alderney legal advice in respect of the sale of part of its Alderney business to NetPlay TV Group Limited.

The transaction involved lawyers from Carey Olsen's regulatory, corporate and employment departments to ensure the smooth sale of the Vernons-branded online casino, poker, bingo and sports book websites for £3 million (€3.5 million, $4.8 million).

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Anson Group sell fund administration business to JTC Group

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Anson Group Limited on the sale of its fund administration business to JTC Group.

The business, operated through Anson Fund Managers Limited, represents over £11.5 billion of assets under administration and specialises in providing a wide range of support services to companies and investment funds. The business employs four staff in Guernsey plus eighteen staff in the UK, with all staff being retained by JTC.

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Carey Olsen advises on € 600 million fund

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised leading Nordic private equity firm FSN Capital Partners (FSN) on its latest fund FSN Capital IV which closed with SEK 5.25 billion (€ 600 million) of commitments. 

FSN Capital was established in 2000 and primarily focuses on mid-marked Nordic companies with significant potential to become international leaders. FSN Capital IV held its final close on 19 November 2013 exceeding its target of SEK 5 billion (€565 million). Its previous fund, FSN Capital III, closed in 2008 at €375 million. 

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Carey Olsen acts on £700 million acquisition and financing of Hastings Insurance

December 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has acted in a significant acquisition and financing deal by Goldman Sachs and affiliates to buy UK motor insurance company Hastings Insurance Group. 

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Carey Olsen ranked leading law firm across the Channel Islands for corporate, finance and investment

October 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen's position as a leading offshore law firm in the Channel Islands for financial and corporate and investment funds work has been confirmed following the publication of the latest International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 rankings.

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Carey Olsen advises Doric Nimrod Air Three Limited on LSE listing

September 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Doric Nimrod Air Three Limited on its successful initial public offering on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange and listing on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange. 

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Carey Olsen and Dexion advise on £300m wind and solar generation fundraising

July 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised on the launch of a new Guernsey closed-ended fund which raised £300 million on listing on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on 29 July 2013 and Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited was appointed as administrator.

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Guernsey court denies US regulator access to Guernsey litigation

July 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Royal Court of Guernsey has confirmed that non-parties seeking to be joined to current litigation need to satisfy various criteria before being allowed to join proceedings.

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Carey Olsen and Heritage advise on new renewables fund launched on LSE

July 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen and Heritage International Fund Managers Limited (Heritage) advised on the launch of a new Guernsey closed-ended fund which raised £130 million on listing on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange on 12 July 2013.  

 

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Carey Olsen supports major fund raising by a start-up

July 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen's corporate team has been involved in an energy fund launch which is believed to be one of the largest fund raising by a start-up in recent years.

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Carey Olsen appoints two partners in Guernsey and Jersey

July 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has announced that Andreas Kistler and David Crosland have been appointed as partners, effective 1 July 2013, bringing the total number of partners across the firm's offices in the British Virgin Islands*, Cape Town*, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London to 40.

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Carey Olsen advises on innovative J.P. Morgan Asset Management convertible bond fund launch

June 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised on the launch of the innovative JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund, a new fund to be managed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management which raised £136 million when it was listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this month.

 

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Carey Olsen advises Silverfleet Capital on £50 million Ipes buyout

May 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has provided Channel Islands-specific corporate and regulatory advice to Silverfleet Capital in its £50 million buyout of leading fund administration and private equity specialists, Ipes, from RJD Partners.

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Carey Olsen advises on sale of Ardel Fund Services to JTC Group

April 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Offshore legal specialists Carey Olsen have advised Ardel Holdings Limited on the sale of Ardel Fund Services Limited (AFSL), one of Guernsey's premier third-party fund administration providers, to the JTC Group, a multi-jurisdictional, independent, provider of trust, corporate and fund services.

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Carey Olsen advises on Vets4Pets acquisition

April 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A cross-practice team from Carey Olsen have advised UK retail and veterinary company Pets at Home Limited on its acquisition of Vets4Pets, a Guernsey-based veterinary business.

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TwentyFour advised by Carey Olsen on first Guernsey Fund

April 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen's investment funds team has advised independent fixed income specialist TwentyFour Asset Management on the initial public officering (IPO) of its new fund the TwentyFour Income Fund Limited which raised £150 million in its first close.

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Tony Fulton wins STEP Founder’s Award

February 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen’s probate manager, Tony Fulton, has been recognised by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) winning the Founder’s Award for outstanding achievement.

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Carey Olsen partner publishes second edition of drafting trusts book

February 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen fiduciary partner Paul Matthams and James Kessler QC have published the second edition of Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in the Channel Islands.

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Carey Olsen and Heritage advise on first fund IPO of 2013

February 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen and Heritage International Fund Managers Limited (“HIFM”) have acted for ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments Limited (the “Company”) on the first London listed fund Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 2013.

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New association between Carey Olsen and Hempel and Boyd

January 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Offshore law firms Carey Olsen and Hempel and Boyd announced today that with immediate effect the two firms will be entering into an association to provide their clients with British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey legal services.

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Carey Olsen remains clear market leader for Guernsey funds advice

January 2013. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has retained its position as the number one legal adviser for advice to funds established in Guernsey, according to the Guernsey Fund Survey 2012.

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Carey Olsen's Cayman Islands office opens for business

December 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has officially opened its new office in the Cayman Islands.

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Carey Olsen is the leading international offshore law firm advising FTSE 100 clients

December 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is the only offshore law firm to be recognised in the top 10 by the total number of FTSE 100 clients, according to the most recent (Q4 2012) All Market Edition of the Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide.

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Carey Olsen advises on £270m IPO of BACIT Limited

December 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised the Battle Against Cancer Investment Trust (BACIT Limited) on its establishment as a Guernsey registered closed-ended investment company and its recent flotation on the Main List of the London Stock Exchange.

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Carey Olsen advises on world’s first image right application

December 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has become the first law firm in the world to file an application for the registration of an image right in Guernsey as the registry launched on Monday, 3 December.

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Carey Olsen adds new senior associate to property team

October 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has appointed Sarah Wallis as a senior associate to the firm’s 14-strong property team in Guernsey to further strengthen the firm’s residential conveyancing and private client services.

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Carey Olsen advises Insight on distressed consumer debt fund

October 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Insight Investment Management on the establishment of a Guernsey registered fund constituted as a limited partnership which will invest in distressed consumer debt, and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.The Insight Consumer Debt Recovery Fund II LP is aiming to raise €400m in total commitments.

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Carey Olsen seminar examines managing employment tribunal claims

September 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Employers have been urged to act quickly and consider key factors such as reputational risk when managing employment tribunal claims, according to Carey Olsen legal experts at a breakfast briefing on Thursday, 6 September.

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Carey Olsen wins two Corporate INTL Global Awards

September 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Guernsey and Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) Firm of the Year in Jersey as part of the Corporate INTL Global Awards 2012.

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Carey Olsen advises WANdisco on its AIM listing

September 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised WANdisco, a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry, on its recent listing on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM.

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Carey Olsen and Aztec Group advise Inflexion Private Equity on co-investment fund

August 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Inflexion has been advised by Carey Olsen and Aztec Group on the launch of its latest Guernsey-domiciled private equity fund - the 2012 Co-Investment Fund. The fund, which initially targeted £75m of commitments, closed in record time on 31 July at its hard cap of £100m, six weeks after launch.

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Carey Olsen advises Terra Firma on its acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care

August 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised leading European private equity firm Terra Firma on the acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care (Four Seasons) for a total consideration of up to £825 million.

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Carey Olsen advises on the sale of FRM to Man Group plc

August 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised on the sale of FRM Holdings Limited (Financial Risk Management, “FRM”) to Man Group plc (Man) by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement.

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Carey Olsen and Ernst & Young advise on multi-million pound share offer deal

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

International Public Partnerships Limited has raised £200m in its latest share offer, exceeding its initial fundraising target of £180m.

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Carey Olsen advises German private equity fund on €230m fundraising

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has advised German private equity firm ECM Equity Capital Management on the launch of its new fund German Equity Partners IV ("GEP IV"). The fund raised a total of €230m in its final closing this month exceeding its €200m target.

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Carey Olsen wins Channel Islands’ Litigation Law Firm of the Year award

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been awarded the Litigation Law Firm of the Year Award for the Channel Islands by ACQ.

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Carey Olsen seminars highlight steps for employers to protect their business

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Over 100 delegates attended Carey Olsen's employment breakfast seminars which were held on 4th and 6th July in Guernsey and Jersey. The seminars, which were the third in the series for 2012, focused on ways in which employers can protect their business from the threats posed by team moves to competitor organisations and the misuse of information which is confidential to an employer.

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Veterans speak at Carey Olsen-sponsored Falklands War anniversary event

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Two Falklands War veterans will be the guest speakers at a special 30th anniversary Falklands War Dinner on Friday 22 June 2012 at The Old Government House Hotel in aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and sponsored by Carey Olsen.

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Senior promotion for Carey Olsen employment lawyer

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen employment lawyer Rachel Richardson has been promoted to senior associate.

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Senior appointments at Carey Olsen

July 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has announced a number of senior promotions across the group.

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Carey Olsen Awins Channel Islands’ Law Firm of the Year award

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been awarded the Full Service Law Firm of the Year award for the Channel Islands by ACQ, a premier global mergers and acquisitions magazine.

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‘The Dogs...” wins Inter-Island Yacht Race

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Dogs... has won the 2012 Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race. Despite challenging conditions that tested the determination and skills of 54 participating yachts the Jersey boat skippered by Allen Brown completed the race, the most competitive in the Channel Islands sailing calendar, in a corrected time of three hours and 14 minutes.

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Islands prepare for yachting event of the year

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Around 500 sailing enthusiasts are busy preparing for the biggest race of the year. The Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race takes place on Saturday 16th June and organisers expect a fleet of around 90 yachts to take part.

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Leading offshore firm Carey Olsen to offer Cayman Islands and BVI legal services

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen, the leading Channel Island law firm, is extending its legal service offering to include the jurisdictions of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

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Communication is the key in managing absence and stress in the workplace

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

More than 50 finance industry professionals in Jersey attended a breakfast briefing about managing absence and stress in the workplace at a Carey Olsen seminar last week.

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Carey Olsen contributes to Alzheimer’s Society in Dementia Awareness Week

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen Charities Committee has made a donation of £4,800 to the Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey during Dementia Awareness Week, May 20-26th.

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Who’s Who Legal names Carey Olsen Guernsey Law Firm of the Year

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has again been named Guernsey Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.

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IOD debate sells out in 15 minutes

June 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Tables for the IOD Guernsey annual debate sold out in 15 minutes this morning with just a few seats now remaining on club tables.

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Carey Olsen-sponsored CIPD Ball attracts 150 people

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) annual Spring ball attracted 150 people who were treated to a fantastic motivational speech by a leading professional coach and development specialist.

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Nick Ross to moderate 2012 IOD debate

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Broadcast journalist Nick Ross will moderate this year’s Guernsey Institute of Directors annual debate which will take place on Thursday 4 October at Beau Sejour.

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Carey Olsen staff to walk 122 miles for charities

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Five staff at Carey Olsen are tackling a range of challenges in the next few months, aiming to walk a total of 122 miles between them to raise money for charities.

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Carey Olsen and KPMG act for Alcentra on LSE fund IPO

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

CAREY Olsen and KPMG in Guernsey have advised Alcentra on the launch of the Alcentra Europe Floating Rate Income Fund Limited.

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Carey Olsen continues to lead the offshore table for advising AIM clients

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Law firm Carey Olsen continues to lead the offshore firms in the legal adviser's table for the number of AIM clients it advises. The firm is ranked second overall by the number of AIM clients with 39 clients (twelve ahead of its nearest offshore rival), and second overall by client market capitalisation (£4.246 bn with nearest offshore competitor at £1.935 bn), according to the Q2 2012 AIM Edition of The Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide.

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Carey Olsen donation secures future of Ugandan charity

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Ugandan water charity, Busoga Trust, has been given a boost thanks to Carey Olsen’s donated computers that will assist in the efficient running of the charity.

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Channel Island battle begins for Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race title

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Channel Islands’ sailing community is gearing up for the biggest race of the summer. Entry forms for the 2012 Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race are now available.

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Carey Olsen welcomes world class performers to Liberation Gala Concert

May 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Islanders will be treated to a musical extravaganza at this year’s Liberation Gala Concert taking place on Saturday 12 May at the Jersey Opera House.

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Posh bingo night raises £4k for the Teenage Cancer Trust

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Over 150 islanders attended a special bingo night at St Pierre Park Hotel in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey appeal which raised £4,000.

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Carey Olsen launches its 2012 Employment Seminar series with recruitment law

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen opened its 2012 Employment Seminar series with To Begin at the Beginning: An HR Guide to Recruitment Law last week, in both Guernsey and Jersey.

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Carey Olsen advises on £165 million initial public offering

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised the BlueCrest BlueTrend Limited fund on its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Main Market which raised £165 million.

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Carey Olsen hosts global anti-money laundering expert Cedric Woodhall in Guernsey

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen brought global anti-money laundering (AML) expert Cedric Woodhall to Guernsey on 27 March to outline the latest recommendations from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). In a breakfast seminar at the St Pierre Park Hotel, chaired by Carey Olsen partner Mark Dunster, Mr. Woodhall told nearly 100 finance professionals how the changes would affect their businesses.

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Employment law seminar for senior management, resourcing and HR professionals

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is hosting a free breakfast seminar on employment law on Friday 30 March.

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Ten Carey Olsen lawyers recognised on 2012 Citywealth Leaders’ List

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has more lawyers recommended in Guernsey and Jersey than any other offshore law firm, according to the Citywealth Leaders’ List 2012.

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Carey Olsen acts on 100th licence issued by AGCC

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised on the 100th e-gaming licence issued by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

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Carey Olsen advises Kreos Capital on establishment of €120 million expert fund

April 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Kreos Capital on the establishment of a new expert fund and an investment management company in Jersey. Regulatory consents and approvals were obtained in 2011 with initial drawdown of investor commitments expected early in 2012.

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Carey Olsen succeeds in landmark Guernsey Ikea case

March 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen litigator and managing partner, John Greenfield, has successfully argued a case in the Royal Court which has further extended the ability of victims of criminal conduct to be able to claw back assets held in the island.

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Ten Carey Olsen lawyers recognised on 2012 Citywealth Leaders’ List

March 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has more lawyers recommended in Guernsey and Jersey than any other offshore law firm, according to the Citywealth Leaders' List 2012.

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Carey Olsen makes second senior appointment in commercial litigation

March 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Law firm Carey Olsen has announced the recruitment of senior lawyer Elaine Gray who will join the firm's Guernsey litigation and dispute resolution group on 16 April, 2012 as new counsel.

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Guernsey leads non-UK LSE listings

March 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Guernsey has cemented its leading market position in advising London Stock Exchange (LSE) companies, according to Carey Olsen corporate partner Ben Morgan.

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Seminar advises on the relevant corporate law for insurance practitioners

March 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A seminar examining topical Guernsey insurance law issues was hosted by Carey Olsen last week. The event was attended by more than 60 professionals from a cross sector of the insurance industry, including brokers, insurance managers and accountants.

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Carey Olsen bolsters its restructuring and insolvency expertise

March 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has announced the promotion of David Jones, a corporate restructuring and insolvency specialist, to senior associate within the firm’s litigation team in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen retains top offshore position of firms advising London listed clients...

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

and achieves top 10 ranking for advising FTSE 100 companies

Law firm Carey Olsen has once again surpassed its competitors as the only offshore law firm to be ranked in the top 10 alongside UK and international law firms for the total number of stock market clients it advises, according to the Q1 2012 All Market Edition of The Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide.

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Carey Olsen is a leading law firm in the Channel Islands for private client work

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has been recognised as a leading firm for private client work in the latest rankings published by PLC Which Lawyer.

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Carey Olsen in top ten UK advisors to AIM clients

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been listed as the only offshore law firm in the top 10 legal advisors to AIM (Alternative Investment Market) listed entities in the latest Morningstar Professional Services Rankings Guide for quarter one 2012.

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Major awards win for Carey Olsen’s investment funds team

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been named as the best law firm in Guernsey for investment funds work.

The recognition comes from Corporate INTL magazine which has announced the firm as ‘2012 investment funds law firm of the year in Guernsey’ in their 2012 Legal Awards. 

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Carey Olsen advises on NYSE listing first

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Delphi Automotive PLC (Delphi) on its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Delphi is the first Jersey company to have its shares directly listed on the NYSE. Shares in Delphi began trading on the NYSE on 17 November 2011 and the IPO, which was entirely a secondary offering by existing shareholders, raised US$530 million.

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Carey Olsen’s superior HR strategy wins at HR Distinction Awards 2012

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen’s strategic approach to human resources (HR) has been praised at the UK national HR Distinction Awards 2012, which were held in Birmingham on 24 January, when the Channel Islands law firm was awarded the prize for Distinction in Added Value.

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Carey Olsen’s superior HR strategy wins at HR Distinction Awards 2012

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen's strategic approach to human resources (HR) has been praised at the UK national HR Distinction Awards 2012, which were held in Birmingham on 24 January, when the Channel Islands law firm was awarded the prize for Distinction in Added Value.

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Carey Olsen delivers an insolvency master class to trust practitioners

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

More than 90 trust and insolvency practitioners received a master class in various insolvency scenarios relating to Guernsey trusts at a breakfast seminar run by Carey Olsen on Wednesday 18 January at St Pierre Park Hotel.

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Carey Olsen succeeds in Battersea Power Station Group administration bid

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Battersea Power Station was at the centre of a rare application to Jersey’s Royal Court in December 2011.

The Jersey court has agreed to request that four Jersey companies, which were the key borrowing entities involved in the planned redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site, be put into administration by the High Court of England and Wales. 

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Carey Olsen welcomes two new corporate partners in Jersey

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has announced the appointment of two new partners in its Jersey office. Daniel O’Connor and Peter German join the busy corporate, finance and investment funds group which is one of the strongest in Jersey.

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Carey Olsen urges Guernsey residents to attend to their wills before April deadline

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is urging Guernsey residents to ensure their wills accurately reflect their wishes to avoid uncertainty or potential challenges being made after their death.

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Carey Olsen is confident about the future of Guernsey's QROPS industry

February 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is playing a significant role in assisting Guernsey's pensions industry to respond to the proposed changes from Her Majesty´s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) and is confident that Guernsey will continue to be an attractive jurisdiction for the establishment of QROPS.

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Carey Olsen and Heritage act for Better Capital on landmark fund establishment

January 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen and Heritage International Fund Managers Limited (“HIFM”) have acted for Better Capital Limited, an existing Guernsey closed-ended fund listed on the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”), on its innovative conversion into a protected cell company (“PCC”) with the interests of the existing listed fund forming the 2009 cell, and the launch of its second cell, the 2012 cell.

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Carey Olsen advises on £1.5 billion acquisition

January 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Colfax UK Holdings Limited on its acquisition of Charter International plc through a Jersey scheme of arrangement. This deal is believed to be the largest transaction of its kind in Jersey with an estimated value of $2.426 billion in cash and stock (approximately £1.528 billion) which is based on the closing price of $23.04 per Colfax share on September 9, 2011.

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Carey Olsen helps to redecorate Shelter Trust facilities

January 2012. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Staff from Carey Olsen have donned their overalls and picked up their paint brushes to give part of one of the Shelter Trust’s properties a much-needed makeover.

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Guernsey-based Perusa Partners Fund 2 delivers exceptional close on €200 million

December 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Perusa Partners ("Perusa"), investing principally in lower mid-market special situations in German-speaking countries, is pleased to announce a €200 million first and final closing of Perusa Partners Fund 2, L.P. (the "Fund"), a Guernsey limited partnership managed by Guernsey-based Perusa Partners Management Limited.

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Carey Olsen advises on establishment of new bank in Jersey

December 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) on the establishment of a new bank branch in Jersey - the first bank to open in Jersey for two years.

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Carey Olsen advises Polymetal International plc on LSE main market listing

December 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised leading precious metals mining company, Polymetal International plc, on the Jersey aspects of its listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Polymetal is the largest silver and the fourth largest gold producer in Russia, as well as being one of the top five primary silver producers worldwide. Polymetal joins the London's FTSE 100.

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Carey Olsen advises on the first Channel Islands listing of a litigation fund

November 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

 Carey Olsen broke new ground in the first ever listing of a litigation fund on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) after it advised Argentum Capital Limited on the Jersey legal aspects of its multimillion-pound listing.

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Carey Olsen hosts major trusts seminar

November 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

150 Jersey trust professionals at Carey Olsen’s annual Autumn trusts seminar on Thursday 24 November 2011 have been advised to ensure they follow the proper steps in the decision-making process when making trustee decisions.

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Carey Olsen advises on $6.3 billion leveraged buy-out

November 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has acted for a consortium of funds advised by Apax Partners together with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in connection with the acquisition of Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) for $6.3bn.  

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Carey Olsen remains the clear market leader in Guernsey for funds advice

November 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The latest figures on fund assets serviced in Guernsey, which showed an exponential growth of nearly 20% on last year confirms Carey Olsen’s position as the clear market leader in Guernsey for legal services.

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Carey Olsen advised Yattendon Group plc

November 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen’s position as a top-tier law firm has been reaffirmed by leading legal directory Chambers UK. The Channel Islands law firm maintained four top-tier rankings and three second tier rankings across the islands.

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Carey Olsen maintains top tier position for corporate and finance work...

October 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

in major financial rankings guide 

Carey Olsen’s position as a top tier law firm for corporate and finance and investment funds work has been reaffirmed in the IFLR1000’s guide to the world’s leading financial law firms. The law firm’s Guernsey office has maintained its tier one rankings for the second year in the two categories covered by the guide; ‘financial and corporate’ and ‘investment funds’.

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Carey Olsen advised Capita, a FTSE 100 company, on its Jersey trust acquisition

October 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Capita Group Plc through its Jersey subsidiary, Capita Fiduciary Group Limited (Capita), on its recently completed purchase of AIB Jersey Trust Limited (AIBJT) on a full cash, debt free basis.

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Carey Olsen advises on Infrastructure India’s acquisition of Indian Energy

October 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been involved in an acquisition deal to buy AIM-listed company Indian Energy Limited (IEL) by Infrastructure India plc.

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New Advocate in Carey Olsen’s property team

October 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen senior conveyancer John Le Tissier has been called to the Guernsey Bar to become
an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen advises on first Turkish clean energy fund

September 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Crescent Capital on the establishment of Turkey’s first clean energy fund. The Clean Energy Transition Fund LP, a private equity fund, has raised €100m in its first closing this month and is looking to target €200m by the end of 2012.

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Consistent excellence boosts Carey Olsen Legal 500 rankings

September 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen’s “consistently excellent service levels and visibility on fees” have further boosted the law firm’s top tier position in the Legal 500, a leading source of information on the legal profession.

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Carey Olsen advises on large property fund migration

September 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen’s Corporate Group has advised the Cubic Property Fund Limited on its migration from Jersey to Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen continues to lead the offshore corporate legal adviser tables

September 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen has seen significant client gains in the last quarter. The Hemscott Corporate Advisers Ranking Guide August 2011 reports that ‘Carey Olsen surges two places to joint seventh with six additions’ in the Corporate Legal adviser tables by total number of stock market clients.

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GSPCA has a new van thanks to Carey Olsen

September 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

More than £25,000 was donated by Carey Olsen last year to the Guernsey Cheshire Home, GSPCA and Les Bourgs Hospice.

The local charities were supported by Carey Olsen’s dedicated charities’ committee which aims to provide manpower, resources and ideas for fund-raising initiatives.

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Successful Leadenhall Triangle insolvency process continues in Guernsey

September 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen's restructuring and insolvency team has recently and successfully completed the second phase of the Leadenhall Triangle insolvency process in Guernsey.

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Litigation group welcomes senior lawyer to the team

August 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has appointed Michael McAuley as a new counsel to its litigation department in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen named Guernsey Law Firm of the Year 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Who’s Who Legal has named Carey Olsen as its Guernsey Law Firm of the Year in its awards for 2011.

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Jackana wins Carey Olsen Inter Island Yacht Race

August 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Jackana has won the 2011 Carey Olsen Inter Island Yacht Race. Despite challenging conditions that tested the determination and skills of 67 participating yachts, the Jersey boat, skippered by David Jones, completed the crossing between the islands in a corrected time of four hours and 54 minutes.

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New chair for the Guernsey Association of Compliance Officers

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Advocate Mark Dunster has been appointed as the new chair of the Guernsey Association of Compliance Officers (GACO).

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Litigation group welcomes senior lawyer to the team

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has appointed Michael McAuley as a new counsel to its litigation department in Guernsey. 

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Carey Olsen advises on £265m acquisition of the Tote

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A cross-practice team from Carey Olsen’s Guernsey office has acted for Betfred in respect of its acquisition of the Tote bookmakers from the UK Government.

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Carey Olsen launches the Definitive Guide to Guernsey Property

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has launched a comprehensive new guide to Guernsey property
The Carey Olsen Definitive Guide to Guernsey Property answers commonly asked questions on property law and regulation in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen advises Kolar Gold on AIM listing

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Kolar Gold on the Guernsey aspects of its listing on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Guernsey property owners are encouraged to seek legal advice following inheritance law changes

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen property partner Davey Le Marquand has encouraged Guernsey property owners and residents to ensure they make a will and look at their existing wills in light of the States' decision to approve new inheritance laws last week.

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Carey Olsen advises Kolar Gold on AIM listing

July 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Kolar Gold on the Guernsey aspects of its listing on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. The company is the first Indian gold explorer and mine developer admitted to trading in the UK and has raised £12m in its initial public offering (IPO).

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Carey Olsen in landmark decision by Privy Council

June 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A long-awaited Privy Council judgement on a Guernsey trust case has overturned decisions of the Royal Court of Guernsey and Guernsey Court of Appeal in a move that is set to have a significant impact on how trust law is interpreted in the future.

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Carey Olsen advises Cape on move to LSE Main Market

June 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been involved in a pioneering deal to move an international industrial services business from AIM to the London Stock Exchange main market.

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Carey Olsen is the number one corporate adviser in the Channel Islands

June 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen is the leading corporate adviser in the offshore legal sector, according to Hemscott’s Corporate Advisers Ranking Guide for May 2011.

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The Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race 2011

May 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

We are delighted to be able to provide you with information about the 2011 Carey Olsen Inter-Island
Yacht Race for which Carey Olsen is the proud sponsor for the second consecutive year.

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New Advocate in Carey Olsen’s Corporate Team

May 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen senior associate David Crosland was called to the Guernsey Bar last  month having passed his Bar exams to become an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen named offshore law firm of the year

May 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has been named international offshore law firm of the year and client focused law firm of the year by leading mergers and acquisitions publication ACQ.

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Two Carey Olsen partners listed as Best of the Best

April 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has two partners recognised as the Best of the Best in the Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides series for 2011.

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Carey Olsen takes lead in landmark listing

April 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has just completed the UK’s first ever listing of a closed-ended real estate mezzanine finance fund on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in a £50 million deal.

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Carey Olsen advises on Close Brothers sale of offshore businesses

March 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Close Brothers Group plc on the sale of its trust, fund administration, asset management and banking businesses in Jersey and Guernsey to Kleinwort Benson for £29.1 million.

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Carey Olsen is the premier offshore advisor to London stock market and AIM clients

March 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been ranked as the number one offshore law firm by the total number of AIM and London stock market clients the firm advises in the prestigious Hemscott Corporate Rankings Guide for February 2011.

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Carey Olsen scores at the National Chartered Institute of Marketing Awards

March 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has reached the finals of the National Chartered Institute of Marketing Awards for its 2010 World Cup campaign.

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New advocate for Carey Olsen’s fiduciary team

February 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen senior associate Natasha Kapp was called to the Guernsey Bar earlier this month having passed her Bar exams to become an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen continues to climb Hemscott’s AIM rankings

February 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen gained “most clients across the board” achieving second place ranking for stock market capitalisation of its AIM listed clients and fifth place for the total number of AIM clients the firm advises, according to Hemscott’s AIM Advisers Ranking Guide for January 2011.

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Experian ranks Carey Olsen as top legal adviser

February 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen has been ranked as the number one legal advisor in the South West of England for corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work by the global information services company Experian in its Corpfin report 2010.

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Sold out seminar explains trusts and international law

February 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The first of Carey Olsen’s six trust seminars was attended by a capacity audience at St James last week. The series is intended to deal with the more contentious aspects of trusts.

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Singapore Listing for Jersey Company

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen have advised West China Cement Limited (WCC) on its successful offering and listing of its 7.5% senior notes due 2016 (the notes) on the official list of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited which completed on 26 January 2011.

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Carey Olsen is Guernsey Law Firm of the Year

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been named Guernsey Law Firm of the Year in the Fund Domiciles 2010 Service Provider Awards.

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Carey Olsen features in guide to taxation law for private clients

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Two lawyers from Carey Olsen’s fiduciary group have contributed to the European Lawyer Reference Series’ latest book ‘Private Client Tax – Jurisdictional Comparisons’.

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Winners of Carey Olsen/ Acorn Mortgages competition announced

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen and Acorn Mortgages have awarded a prize with a total value of £2000 to a young couple looking to buy their first home.

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Carey Olsen feature in guide to taxation law for private clients

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Two lawyers from Carey Olsen’s fiduciary group have contributed to the European Lawyer Reference Series’ latest book ‘Private Client Tax – Jurisdictional Comparisons’.

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Carey Olsen wins seven industry awards

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has won seven awards from Corporate INTL magazine for the firm’s legal services during 2010. These awards are to celebrate those who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service.

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Carey Olsen advises on US$75 million investment in Jersey company

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised SES S.A., the world’s leading satellite group, on its additional equity investment in Jersey company, O3b Networks Limited.

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Ten Carey Olsen lawyers recognised on the 2011 Leaders List

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen has had more Channel Island partners recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List for 2011 than any other firm in the islands.

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Positive report on Guernsey from IMF

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week published several reports that show Guernsey has a high standard of financial regulation, supervision and stability and a robust criminal justice framework.

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Carey Olsen advises major Russian bank

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A team of Carey Olsen lawyers has advised Vnesheconombank (VEB) on the grant to the bank of Jersey security interests in 5% of the shares of United Company RUSAL Plc (RUSAL). The grantors were the four major shareholders in RUSAL.

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BH Credit Catalysts Limited lists on Main Market

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Brevan Howard on the listing of BH Credit Catalysts Limited on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Ten Carey Olsen lawyers recognised on the 2011 Leaders List

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen has had more Channel Island partners recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List for 2011 than any other firm in the islands.

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Carey Olsen advises major Russian bank

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A team of Carey Olsen lawyers has advised Vnesheconombank (VEB) on the grant to the bank of Jersey security interests in 5% of the shares of United Company RUSAL Plc (RUSAL). The grantors were the four major shareholders in RUSAL.

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BH Credit Catalysts Limited lists on Main Market

January 2011. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Brevan Howard on the listing of BH Credit Catalysts Limited on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Carey Olsen is the number one legal corporate adviser in the Channel Islands

December 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen advises more stock market clients than any other offshore law firm and remains the only Channel Island firm that is ranked in the top ten for the total number of clients listed on the Main Market and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, according to the latest rankings produced by market analysis firm Hemscott for the quarter ended 4 November 2010.

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Carey Olsen is the number one legal corporate adviser in the Channel Islands

December 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen advises more stock market clients than any other offshore law firm and remains the only Channel Island firm that is ranked in the top ten for the total number of clients listed on the Main Market and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, according to the latest rankings produced by market analysis firm Hemscott for the quarter ended 4 November 2010.

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Aztec Group Appointed to Administer Inflexion’s 2010 Buyout Fund in Guernsey

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Private equity advisor Inflexion Private Equity LLP has chosen the Aztec Group and Carey Olsen for its £375m 2010 Buyout Fund which had its one and only close at the end of last quarter.

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Carey Olsen AIFM Directive Update - Impact on the Channel Islands

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Business as usual until at least 2018 Certainty now and potential for competitive advantages later for Channel Islands Funds and Managers

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Carey Olsen welcomes new corporate and finance partner

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has made “the lateral hire of the year” taking on Advocate Christopher Anderson as a corporate partner in the Guernsey office.

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Five Carey Olsen lawyers named as leading private funds lawyers

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Five Carey Olsen funds lawyers have been recognised in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2011.

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Carey Olsen advises on minority acquisition through Jersey scheme of arrangement

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen lawyers have advised Rambler Media Limited on the cash acquisition of the shares of minority shareholders in that company by ProfMedia Limited through a Jersey scheme of arrangement.

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Carey Olsen grows green energy expertise

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The corporate team at Carey Olsen have once again been at the forefront of ‘green energy’ company establishments and listings with the firm advising Caparo Energy on their successful listing on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market. This is the second Indian wind farm company taken to AIM by Carey Olsen in the past year.

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Strong performance for Carey Olsen in Channel Island fund market

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has the second largest market share for providing legal advice to funds based in the Channel Islands, according to Thomson Reuters’ Lipper statistics report.

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Decision making processes under the spotlight at seminar series

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Solicitors and trustees in London and the Channel Islands will get the chance to hear from experts on how to make proper decisions in a special interactive seminar series this week.

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FTSE 100 company chooses Jersey for incorporation

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen advised Wolseley plc, a FTSE 100 company on the creation of a new group holding company which has gained international profile in recent days.

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Millions raised in new fund offering

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

UK private equity house, Inflexion Private Equity LLP, has announced the closing of its new 2010 Buyout Fund which has raised a total of £375m. 

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Carey Olsen dominates fund market in Guernsey

October 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is the market leader for legal services to Guernsey’s funds industry, according to Thomson Reuters’ Lipper statistics report. 

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Carey Olsen welcomes a new partner to its London office

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has appointed James Mulholland as a partner of Carey Olsen LLP.

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Carey Olsen advises on Stenham purchase of Montier Partners

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate team have provided Guernsey legal and regulatory advice to Stenham Asset Management, the London based fund-of-hedge funds group with AUM of $3bn, on their acquisition of Montier Partners.

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Carey Olsen advises in a £50million reverse acquisition deal

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised existing AIM company client Breedon Aggregates Limited (formerly Marwyn Materials Limited) in the £50million reverse acquisition of Breedon Holdings Limited.

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Asia Ceramics Holdings plc - AIM listing

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen have advised Asia Ceramics Holdings plc on its successful listing on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) which completed on 6 September.

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Carey Olsen advises on launch of new Jersey-based expert fund

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Investment Services UK Limited (ISUL), the London-based fixed income specialist focused on emerging markets, on the establishment of Amrah Global Opportunities Fund Limited.

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Carey Olsen advises on new infrastructure debt fund’s listing on the LSE

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised a new Jersey fund, GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited, on its listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Hong Kong listing is a first for Jersey

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen have advised West China Cement Limited (WCC) on its successful global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) which completed on 23 August 2010.

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Carey Olsen advises Masawara's listing on AIM

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Masawara plc on its listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

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‘Most influential’ accolade for Guernsey lawyer

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Davey Le Marquand, a partner at Carey Olsen has been named as one of Private Client Practitioner’s ‘50 Most Influential’.

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Channel Islands law firm sets sail for new sponsorship

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

2010 will see a new sponsor for the prestigious annual inter island yacht race. Carey Olsen, the largest law firm in the Channel Islands, has signed up to sponsor The Carey Olsen Inter Island Yacht Race for three years.

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Carey Olsen seminar attracts the island’s compliance experts

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A breakfast seminar hosted by Carey Olsen on Tuesday attracted more than 160 professionals in Guernsey.

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New film helps to raise profile of Jersey Hospice Care

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The vital work carried out by Jersey Hospice Care has been highlighted in a new video about the service.

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Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is delighted to sponsor the inaugural Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race which this year will start in Guernsey and finish in Jersey. The Inter-Island Race has been a long established event in the Channel Islands sailing calendar and Carey Olsen aims to bring its own style and warmth to the event.

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Fancy island life? Carey Olsen launches a brand new guide to living in Guernsey

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has launched an in-depth guide to living and working in Guernsey for private individuals and businesses considering a move to the island.

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Carey Olsen the only offshore firm named in top three by prestigious directory

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island’s law firm Carey Olsen has leapt into the top three UK advisers for FTSE AIM 100 listed companies based on the number of clients in the last quarter, according to Hemscott, a leading directory for the finance sector.

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Carey Olsen advises Better Capital on migration to the Official List

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen advised Jon Moulton’s Better Capital on the Guernsey related aspects of its migration from AIM to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange.

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Two new corporate and finance partners at Carey Olsen

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has announced the promotion of Robert Milner and Simon Marks to partner in the Jersey corporate and finance practice area.

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Carey Olsen presents 13 staff with Long Service Awards

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

This year Carey Olsen is celebrating 13 staff members achieving a combined total of 160 years of service in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen lawyer qualifies as a commercial dispute mediator

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen’s chairman John Kelleher has qualified as a commercial dispute mediator and has been admitted as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Carey Olsen re-awarded with Investors in People accolade

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen was re-awarded with the Investors in People status at a special ceremony in Jersey on Tuesday 6 July.

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Moojo in hot pursuit to Alderney

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Moojo has won this year’s Carey Olsen Trophy. The J109, skippered by Roger Martel, was first across the finish line at the Alderney breakwater, and with the fleet starting at staggered intervals based on handicap, first across the line meant first overall for the Guernsey yacht.

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Carey Olsen advises Raven Russia on move to official list

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate team have provided Guernsey legal advice to Raven Russia, a commercial property investment company, on its move from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market recently.

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Carey Olsen advises Bellzone Mining on its AIM listing

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Bellzone Mining plc on its listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

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Carey Olsen retains its position as the leading offshore Channel Island law firm

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen advises more clients listed on AIM (the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market) than any other offshore law firm and remains the only offshore firm in the top ten, ranking alongside UK legal advisers to AIM listed companies, according to the latest rankings produced by market analysis firm Hemscott for the quarter ending 9 July 2010.

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Moojo in hot pursuit to Alderney

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Moojo has won this year’s Carey Olsen Trophy. The J109, skippered by Roger Martel, was first across the finish line at the Alderney breakwater, and with the fleet starting at staggered intervals based on handicap, first across the line meant first overall for the Guernsey yacht.

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Carey Olsen advises Macau on move to main market

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has acted as Guernsey lawyers for Macau Property Opportunities Fund Limited, a Guernsey domiciled Asian property investment fund, on its move from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

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Thadani v Thadani:

August 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Thadani v Thadani - Indemnity costs awarded in Jersey for unreasonable behaviour in English proceedings

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Lord Mayor explores Guernsey links with London

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen hosted Alderman Nicholas Anstee, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, during a visit to Guernsey this week.

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Two new corporate and finance partners at Carey Olsen

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has announced the promotion of Robert Milner and Simon Marks to partner in the Jersey corporate and finance practice area.

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New laptop for College student

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

B€tonnier John Greenfield has presented student Serise Marshall with a new laptop, courtesy of Guernsey Bar members AO Hall, Babb, Collas Day, Carey Olsen and Mourant Ozannes.

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Four Carey Olsen Lawyers Named as Leading Investment Funds Lawyers

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Four Carey Olsen lawyers have been recognised in the Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, part of the Expert Guides series, for 2010.

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Jersey Cash Box Structures

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

After a period of turmoil in the financial markets, issuers are once again viewing cash box structures as an attractive financing tool to facilitate share and convertible bond issues. This note sets out the key benefits of using a Jersey cashbox company to structure these transactions.

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Carey Olsen scoops three more awards

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has received three awards from Corporate INTL magazine which recognise the firm’s leading market position in the Channel Islands.

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Carey Olsen advises in Waitrose major acquisition deal

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Senior Carey Olsen lawyers across the Channel Islands worked through the night to complete one of the biggest retail acquisition deals in recent years.

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Carey Olsen advises on new NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Limited

July 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen lawyers have advised on the establishment and listing of a significant distressed debt fund on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange (SFM) and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX).

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Carey Olsen advises in Waitrose major acquisition deal

June 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Senior Carey Olsen lawyers across the Channel Islands worked through the night to complete one of the biggest retail acquisition deals in recent years.

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‘Side pockets’ revive major fund

May 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Restructuring work carried out by Carey Olsen’s corporate team in Jersey has revived the fortunes of Close Global Funds, Close Brothers' flagship offshore investment vehicle, lifting the suspension of trading of the main fund on the CISX.

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Carey Olsen strengthens its team and welcomes four more lawyers

May 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has recruited four new lawyers as part of its drive to position itself as the Channel Islands law firm of choice across all practice areas.

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Carey Olsen launches a brand new guide to living in Guernsey

May 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has launched an in-depth guide to living and working in Guernsey for private individuals and businesses considering a move to the island.

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Carey Olsen advises on high profile partial management buyout

April 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen were at the centre of the high profile partial management buyout (MBO) at Guernsey’s largest independent fiduciary services business recently.

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Carey Olsen lawyer named the Best of the Best for 2010

April 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen partner, Russell Clark, has been named as one of the world’s top 25 pre-eminent trusts and estates legal practitioners as part of The Best of the Best Expert Guide for 2010.

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Carey Olsen advises MeesPierson on its debut Guernsey Fund

April 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Guernsey law firm Carey Olsen have advised MeesPierson Asset Management (CI) Limited on the launch of The Diversified Opportunities Fund, the first fund to be launched by the offshore arm of the asset management company.

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Channel Island's legal leaders are recognised in global directory

April 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Chambers Global directory for 2010, has acknowledged Carey Olsen's expertise through the recognition of its people. It praised Carey Olsen’s “focus on the Channel Islands” and the strength in depth across the firm’s offices in Jersey, Guernsey and London.

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Carey Olsen training event outlines directors’ duties

April 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A major training event which was hosted by Carey Olsen on the duties of directors attracted over 200 delegates to St James on Tuesday 20 April.

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Free Katherine Jenkins tickets for the Liberation Generation

April 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Guernsey’s Liberation Generation has been presented with free tickets to a performance by opera star Katherine Jenkins at a special reception at Les Cotils on Tuesday 30th March.

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Carey Olsen lawyers contribute to Private Equity 2010 book

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate and finance groups in Guernsey and London have contributed a chapter to the newly-published book Private Equity 2010.

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Carey Olsen seminar attracts the island’s compliance experts

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

A breakfast seminar hosted by Carey Olsen on Tuesday attracted more than 160 professionals in Guernsey.

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Carey Olsen ranked in top five offshore firms

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The Channel Islands' legal firm Carey Olsen jumped three places to fifth place in this year's annual survey of the top 20 law firms operating in offshore jurisdictions, by the leading legal magazine The Lawyer. Carey Olsen was also the highest placed of law firms concentrating solely on the Channel Islands.

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Elizabeth College students get a feel for the real world

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Students from Elizabeth College will be getting the low down on careers in law, tax and accountancy, banking and investment, architecture, medical services and engineering from leading Guernsey professionals.

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White Rabbit overcomes light winds to win 2010 Carey Olsen Inter Island Race

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Guernsey yacht White Rabbit, skippered by Laurie Watson, made the best of difficult conditions to win the 47th Inter Island Yacht Race, sponsored by Carey Olsen, finishing the race in a time of four hours and 29 minutes.

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Carey Olsen Trusts Seminar in association with New Square Chambers

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The recent Alhamrani litigation in Jersey, which began in 2003, and in which Carey Olsen represented one of the trustee defendants, produced a series of judgments on a variety of topics ranging from the role of a protector to the way in which trust company directors can become liable for the company’s breach of trust.

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Opera star Katherine Jenkins comes to Guernsey

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

OPERATIC sensation, Katherine Jenkins will be helping to kick off Guernsey’s 65th Liberation Anniversary at a concert at Beau Sejour on Saturday 1st May.

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Lawyers do 80 for Haiti

March 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Two lawyers from Carey Olsen took part in the Guernsey Velo Club’s ‘80 for Haiti’ fund raising event which saw close on 100 local riders completing either an 80 mile or an 80 kilometre course in Guernsey on Sunday 21st February to raise money to help those affected by the earthquake in the Caribbean.

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Lawyers advise on health and safety

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

MANAGING employee health, safety and stress was the hot topic at the latest Carey Olsen breakfast seminar.

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Local lawyer contributes to international guide

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen advocate Mark Dunster has contributed to a key chapter in an international guide to money laundering law, demonstrating Guernsey’s expertise in this field to a global readership.

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Extra performance for opera singer Katherine Jenkins

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

GUERNSEY’S Liberation Generation now have the chance to win tickets to a second performance by operatic sensation Katherine Jenkins at Beau Sejour on Friday 30th April, to kick off the 65th Liberation Anniversary celebrations.

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London team strengthened at Carey Olsen

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Corporate lawyer Geoff Ward-Marshall was today sworn in by the Bailiff and admitted as an Advocate of the Guernsey Bar.

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Local firm instructed by one of Europe’s largest mezzanine funds

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Park Square Capital LLP has recently completed, with the assistance of local law firm Carey Olsen, the establishment of its new EURO 1 billion fund, Park Square Capital II, ‘The Mezzanine Fund”, which is the largest independent European fund of its class.

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New Russian real estate fund established

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen in Guernsey have advised VTB Capital plc and the Commercial Real Estate Group of Deutsche Bank AG on the establishment of a new fund management joint venture and the launch of a Russian Real Estate Fund.

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Carey Olsen partners make 2010 Leading Lawyers list

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

LAW firm Carey Olsen is celebrating the inclusion of five of its Guernsey based partners in the recent Citywealth Leaders List.

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Carey Olsen advises Resolution on Friends Provident acquisition

February 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen have advised Resolution Holdings on their acquisition of leading UK life assurance and pension provider Friends Provident.

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New Guernsey fund confirms trend for green energy

January 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Earth Capital Partners has launched a new €750m environmental fund primarily investing in renewable energy projects such as solar and biomass-to-energy initiatives in key European countries.

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Better Capital floats on AIM at £142m

January 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Noted private equity player John Moulton’s latest venture, Better Capital, has floated on the junior market at the London Stock Exchange

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New commercial litigation partner at Carey Olsen

January 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Island law firm Carey Olsen has announced that Tim Corfield has been made a partner in the firm

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Carey Olsen continues to dominate fund market in Guernsey

October 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been announced as the market leader in Guernsey-domiciled funds for the fifth consecutive year, according to Thomson Reuters’ Lipper Fitzrovia.

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2009 sees green shoots of recovery for Farmers' Cricket team

October 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

FARMERS-Caesareans Premier League first team finished runner-up in the inaugural NatWest Channel Islands Club Championship this year, a dramatic turnaround in fortunes after finishing bottom of the Jersey league in 2008.

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Carey Olsen advises new green technology company

October 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has advised Guernsey independent power company Indian Energy Limited (IEL) on its recent fundraising and admission to AIM.

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A new chairman for Carey Olsen

September 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

John Kelleher as been appointed as the new chairman of the law firm Carey Olsen, which has offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London.

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Carey Olsen advises CMS Hasche Sigle and Germany1 on innovative SPAC transaction

August 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate team have played a key role in an innovative transaction involving Germany1 Acquisition Limited, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), registered in Guernsey and listed on Euronext. Germany1 agreed to acquire all the shares of AEG Power Solutions B.V. for EUR 200 million in cash and 19,208,955 Germany1 shares, plus a further number of Germany1 shares depending upon the future performance of AEG.

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Loose talk costs jobs

August 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

At a seminar held by Carey Olsen, employment lawyers from the firm took the audience through the relevant points of law, and explored the issues surrounding communication in the workplace through an interactive case study.

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Two new advocates in the Carey Olsen fiduciary team

July 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Two fiduciary lawyers have been called to the bar in Guernsey. The Deputy Bailiff has sworn in advocates Laila Arstall and Polly Lister, the pair from Carey Olsen having passed the Guernsey Bar exams.

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Three partner admissions at Carey Olsen in Jersey

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is strengthening its corporate, finance and fiduciary teams in Jersey by admitting three partners to these key practice areas.

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Carey Olsen extends takeover expertise with European Capital Scheme of Arrangement

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen in Guernsey and Linklaters LLP in London have successfully completed a scheme of arrangement under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) (the ‘Law’) in respect of European Capital Limited (‘ECAS’) a Guernsey incorporated authorised closed-ended investment company.

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Carey Olsen moves into top ten

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been placed in the top ten law firms in the latest Hemscott rankings for law firms advising AIM stock market clients. The firm, with offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London, is ranked ninth overall with 37 listed clients.

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Porterbrook acquired in £2 billion transaction

January 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has recently acted on the Jersey elements of the acquisition of Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited, a company specialising in the leasing of trains and railway carriages, from UK bank Abbey National in one of the largest acquisitions of its kind this year in the London market.

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Carey Olsen acts as Jersey legal adviser to Henderson Group

November 2008. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has acted as Jersey legal adviser to the Henderson Group in the recently announced movement of the group’s tax residency to the Republic of Ireland.

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Carey Olsen acts on landmark European SPAC

July 2008. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has acted on the first Guernsey Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) to be listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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MAPLES AND CALDER AND CAREY OLSEN ANNOUNCE NEW CHANNEL ISLANDS COOPERATION

January 2008. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Law firms Maples and Calder and Carey Olsen have announced a new arrangement for cooperation in relation to offshore legal work.

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Carey Olsen Appoints Two New Partners

November 2007. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen are pleased to advise that Tom Carey in our Corporate and Finance Group, Guernsey office and Christopher Philpott in our Property Group, Jersey office will become partner with effect from 1st January 2008.

Both lawyers have made a significant contribution to their practice areas and the firm is delighted to welcome them to the partnership. We are confident that their appointment will enable us to provide our clients with even greater levels of service and expertise.

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World first for Guernsey litigation team in successful application to place PCC in administration

May 2005. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

13 May 2005

Carey Olsen was at the heart of a team of UK and Guernsey lawyers in a successful landmark application to the Royal Court of Guernsey on 11 May 2005 placing a Protected Cell Company (PCC) into administration and to have partners from Ernst & Young LLP in London and Guernsey appointed as administrators.

The application for administration, originally brought by the directors of Messenger Insurance PCC Limited, nominated the administrators of Messenger?s UK-based parent company InsCom Group Limited which, along with some of its directors, is the subject of current High Court proceedings in London alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, misappropriation and fraud. The proposed nomination was strongly opposed by a number of corporate creditors of the PCC who believed the appointment would lead to conflicts of interest between the competing administrators, shareholders and directors of the two companies.

Two teams from Carey Olsen, separated by Chinese-walls, spearheaded the Guernsey legal teams acting for Messenger?s creditors. John Greenfield, partner and Head of Commercial Litigation, along with senior lawyer Tim Corfield, a UK qualified Solicitor-Advocate, acted for Zurich Insurance Company, Switzerland, whilst partner Mark Dunster and Advocate Karen Le Cras acted for QBE International Insurance Limited. John Greenfield described it as the first case in the world involving an application to place a PCC into administration.

Advocate Greenfield lead the advocacy for the successful combined creditors? teams, including lawyers from Clifford Chance LLP, Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and Kendall Freeman. In preparing for the application, the lawyers from Carey Olsen were instrumental in preparing submissions based on the locus standi of creditors to be heard before the Guernsey Court in such an application, the weight to be attached to creditors? submissions in comparison to those of the board of directors and shareholders of the PCC and in alleging conflicts of interest on the part of the proposed nominees.

John Greenfield added:

?This was a significant judgment and illustrates the strength and depth of expertise that this firm has in managing complex commercial cases, especially multi-party disputes such as this, in which a number of the major London law practices were also represented?.

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For more information please contact John Greenfield, Mark Dunster, Karen Le Cras or Tim Corfield, Carey Olsen, P.O. Box 98, 7 New Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey. Telephone: 01481 727272

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New Qualifying Investor Funds Regime in Guernsey (QIFs)

February 2005. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

New Qualifying Investor Funds Regime in Guernsey (QIFs)

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has launched a 3 day approval process for establishing ?qualifying investor funds? in Guernsey

? The streamlined authorisation process will reduce the authorisation time scales which currently apply from 4 to 6 weeks to less than 3 working days.

? QIFs can be established as open-ended funds or closed-ended funds under the existing regulatory regimes.

? QIFs can be established as single or multi-class unit trusts, investment companies, protected cell companies or limited partnerships.

? QIFs will only be offered to ?qualified investors?.

? The QIF?s Guernsey administrator must be able to certify compliance with the GFSC?s QIF requirements. Approval will be given by the GFSC on the basis of the administrator?s self-certification.

? The Guernsey administrator will have an ongoing responsibility to monitor compliance with the matters it has self-certified and to ensure its rationale for the self-certification is clearly documented.

? The GFSC will consider derogations in relation to the rules relating to the relevant classification of investment fund subject to it having sufficient notice before the QIF application.

GFSC Guidance Note

The criteria which must be met in order to establish a QIF in Guernsey is set out in a GFSC Guidance Note dated February 2005.

Application Form

The Guidance Note introduces a one page application form (Form QIF). The form is a one page confirmation from the administrator that the QIF complies with the requirements of the Guidance Note. The new application process also enables administrators to process applications from newly formed promoters.

Definition of a Qualified Investor

A ?qualified investor? is defined as a ?professional investor?, an ?experienced investor? and/or a ?knowledgeable employee?. Definitions of the different classifications of investors are referred to as including:

(a) a ?professional investor?: is a person whose ordinary business or professional activity includes underwriting, managing or acquiring investments whether as principal or agent or the giving of advice on investments. The definition also includes financial services businesses or financial service professionals associated directly or indirectly with the operation of the QIF;

(b) an ?experienced investor? is a person who has in any period of twelve months (or in the course of employment by another person) so frequently entered into transactions of a particular type in connection with investment funds or general securities and derivatives of a substantial size with, or through the agency of, reputable persons who carry on investment business, that he can reasonably be expected to understand the nature of, and the risks involved in, investments of that kind. Alternatively, this requirement is satisfied if an appropriately qualified investment adviser confirms that the investor has obtained ?independent advice?;

(c) a ?knowledgeable employee? is: any employee, director, partner or consultant of an appropriately qualified ?professional investor? or anyone who has fulfilled such a role within a period of 3 years up to the date of the application for investment in the QIF. The term ?employee? will not cover, inter alia, clerical, secretarial or administrative roles. A ?knowledgeable employee? will also include any employee, director, general partner, consultant or shareholder of an affiliate appointed by the QIF to advise, manage or administer the investment activities of the QIF and whose investment in the QIF is part of his remuneration or incentive arrangement or co-investment in the QIF.

The GFSC will expect a representation to be made by the relevant investors in the application form that the requirements described above in relation to the definition of a ?qualified investor? have been satisfied. These requirements are also set out in the Guidance Note.

Promoters and/or Investment Managers of QIFs

The administrator will also need to certify in relation to the promoter and/or investment manager of the QIF that it is of sufficient ?good standing?. Applications for newly formed promoters/investment managers will also be acceptable, provided that the administrator is also able to certify the track record of the relevant individuals forming the new company.

The GFSC will also require that promoters/investment managers are ?fit and proper?. The basis of how the relevant promoter/investment manager will qualify as ?fit and proper? is set out in detail in the Guidance Note.

Authorisation of the Fund

The existing 3 stage process which applies to non-QIFs is reduced to one. QIFs will be required to submit the relevant offer document, form QIF, its constitutional and third party documents, a cheque in payment of the GFSC?s fee, the appropriate form APC/A/B/Q and the certificate required for certain classifications of funds.

Immediate Effect

The new qualifying investor fund regime comes into effect immediately. Anyone in the process of establishing a Guernsey fund should therefore consider whether the fund meets the requirements of the new QIF regime and, if it does, it is likely to be more expeditious to lodge an application for authorisation as a QIF.

Further Advice

If further advice is required in relation to the new qualified investor regime, Ben Morgan or Graham Hall or any of the contacts below will be delighted to assist you.

Carey Olsen

7 New Street

St Peter Port

Guernsey

GY1 4BZ

T: +44 (0)1481 727272

F: +44 (0)1481 711052

www.careyolsen.com

February 2005

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Graham Hall

graham.hall@careyolsen.com

Nigel Carey

nigel.carey@careyolsen.com

Ben Morgan

ben.morgan@careyolsen.com

Darren Bacon

darren.bacon@careyolsen.com

This note is intended to provide an outline of the QIF Guidance Note. It is not intended to be comprehensive and should not be acted or relied upon. Specific advice should always be sought.

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OBE at Carey Olsen

January 2005. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

OBE Awarded to John Langlois

4 January 2005

John Langlois, a consultant at Carey Olsen and a former senior partner of Carey Langlois (now Carey Olsen), has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List.

The recognition is for his services to the Island of Guernsey and for his extensive charitable work dating back to 1969.

Advocate Langlois was called to the Guernsey Bar in 1971 when he set up his own legal practice.

The practice subsequently became Carey Langlois at which he was senior partner until the firm merged to become Carey Olsen.

In 1980 he became a Deputy in the States of Guernsey and subsequently held the position of President of a number of committees including Horticulture, Civil Defence, Housing and the Island Development Committee, retiring from politics in 2004.

John has remained a consultant to Carey Olsen, where he specialises in trust and corporate law and captive insurance.

Commenting on his award he said that he is surprised and delighted at the news. ?In accepting it, I am very conscious of the debt of gratitude that I owe to so many people who have enabled me to do what I have done in the island during the past 33 years?. He especially mentioned his wife Pat and sons Mark and Paul and his fellow partners at the law firm.

The partners and staff at Carey Olsen are all delighted for John for an award richly deserved.

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    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.
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