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Ten Carey Olsen lawyers recognised on the 2011 Leaders List

January 2011

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.

Ten Carey Olsen lawyers (seven in Guernsey and three in Jersey) have been named in the sixth annual Leaders List which is compiled by Citywealth magazine and profiles noted professionals from across the legal sector.

In Guernsey, deputy managing partner Russell Clark and partner Konrad Friedlaender have been named in the main honours list whilst partner Davey Le Marquand and consultant Mike Eades have been recognised as prominent figures. Partner Paul Buckle has been acknowledged on the honours list for the contentious trusts practice area and managing partner John Greenfield has been recognised as a prominent figure. Senior associate Alison MacKrill has been named on the honours list as a leading trustee.

In Jersey, partner Paul Matthams has been named in the main honours list while partner Siobhan Riley has been recognised as a prominent figure. Partner Robert MacRae has been acknowledged on the honours list in the contentious trust practice area.

The list is compiled annually after extensive research and consultation with global peers and private client recommendations, including references and testimonials.

Those listed are acknowledged to possess a sterling reputation for expertise and for delivering excellent client service.

Carey Olsen chairman John Kelleher said: “To have ten lawyers recognised in this prestigious list, including more partners than any other Channel Island law firm, fully demonstrates our commitment to providing best quality advice for private client work across the Channel Islands.

“We are also pleased that so many of our respected and valued clients have been named in the Citywealth Leaders List.”


About Carey Olsen 

Carey Olsen is a leading  law  firm  in  the  Channel  Islands  and acts  for  a  number  of  institutional  clients in  large,  multi- jurisdictional transactions, as well as for governments, corporates, professional firms and high net worth individuals.

With more than 140 lawyers, Carey Olsen offers a full range of legal services, including corporate and commercial, funds, banking and finance,  trusts  and fiduciary, commercial  and residential  property, employment, restructuring,  litigation  and dispute resolution.

Carey  Olsen's  position  as  a  top  tier  provider  of  legal  services  is  recognised  by Chambers  UK,  Legal  500, Practical Law Company and other independent market commentators and reflected by the quality of the transactions and cases the firm advises on.

Hemscott Advisers' survey places Carey Olsen in the Top 10 law firms by the number of London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) clients it advises.  It is the only offshore law firm to be ranked alongside UK legal advisers in the top ten by Hemscott, a leading corporate directory. (Source: Hemscott, November 2010 report). 

Our people are recognised as outstanding leaders in their practice areas of expertise. Chambers UK 2011 recognises 23 of Carey Olsen's partners as leaders.

The firm's expertise in investment funds was endorsed by the Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers publication this year which included four of the firm's partners in its international analysis of the top global investment funds lawyers.

Carey Olsen was shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010 in the offshore category and was a finalist for Offshore Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2010.

Carey Olsen was the Acquisition Finance Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2008 and 2009 and was a finalist in The Lawyer Awards 2009.

Carey Olsen was named 'Full Service Advisory Firm of the Year in the Channel Islands', 'Trusts & Estates Advisory Firm of the Year in the Channel Islands' and 'Insolvency Advisory Firm of the Year in the Channel Islands' in the Corporate INTL magazine awards 2010.

"It is like dealing with a magic circle firm outside London." (Source: Chambers and Partners 2010.)

Carey  Olsen  is  proud  to  be  the  sponsor  of  the  prestigious  Channel  Islands  inter-island  yacht  race.

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