The Legal 500

Carey Olsen

47 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 0BD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 888900
Fax:
Fax 01534 887744
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com
Tortola, St Peter Port, St Helier, London, Grand Cayman, Cape Town

Show all Press releases

Experian ranks Carey Olsen as top legal adviser

February 2011

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.

According to the recently published report, Carey Olsen advised on the highest volume of corporate finance and M&A transactions in the region of the South West of England inclusive of the Channel Islands and is the only Channel Islands firm to feature in the top ten ranking.

Read more...

 


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. 
www.careyolseninterislandyachtrace.com
www.careyolsen.com

Carey Olsen

 

 

Legal Developments by:
Carey Olsen

  • Guernsey and Jersey issue draft Guidance Notes for FATCA-based reporting

    On 31 January 2014 the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey jointly issued draft Guidance Notes (in conjunction with the Isle of Man) on the implementation of obligations arising under the  intergovernmental agreements ("IGAs") signed by each island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 The draft Guidance Notes, as currently published, are substantially the same for each island, subject to certain island-specific differences.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

Legal Developments in Jersey

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Financial Services & Regulatory Autumn Update 2014

    In this Update, we look at some valuable lessons learned for all financial services businesses from recent JFSC examinations and investigations, as well as amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law.    Read more...
  • V (as Administratrix of the Estate of A) v The Minister for Health and Social Services

    In this case the Royal Court of Jersey concluded that it has power under its inherent jurisdiction to sanction a compromised settlement of litigation reached by the Plaintiff, on behalf of a minor, and provided helpful guidelines in relation to what the Court would expect to see to enable the Court to sanction a settlement on behalf of a child living in Jersey.    Read more...
  • Jersey Eligible Investor Funds

    This briefing gives a summary of the key features of a Jersey eligible investor fund. Read more ...
  • Jersey companies law – amendments

    Significant changes to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 will come into force on Friday 1 August 2014 bringing greater flexibility to those using Jersey companies. Read more ...
  • Financial Services and Regulatory Summer Update 2014

    The aim of this Update is to focus on current legal and regulatory developments affecting financial services institutions in Jersey and to provide some brief thoughts on the implications of these developments for your business. In this Update, we look at current consultations on civil penalties and changes to the Money Laundering Order. Our Spotlight article considers changes to the tipping-off rules which are coming into effect shortly.   Read more...
  • Tantular v AG: Royal Court in Jersey provides clarification as to the impact of saisies judiciaires

    The Royal Court in Jersey has recently determined that a saisie judiciaire may not be granted over the assets of a discretionary trust merely on the grounds that the offender (or suspected offender, as the case may be) is a beneficiary. Whilst the Court acknowledged that there were some instances in which a saisie judiciaire would have an impact on a trust, in Tantular v AG [2014] JRC128, the Court held that a saisie judiciaire which froze an entire Trust, to the detriment of the other, innocent beneficiaries, would be both prejudicial and disproportionate. The Court also stressed that a beneficiary's interest in a trust and corresponding right to trust property is no more than a mere right to be considered as a recipient of benefit.  Read more...
  • Private Equity Funds made easier in the Cayman Islands

    Private equity funds are set to benefit from updates to the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law.  The Cayman Islands has once again shown itself to be an innovative and responsive jurisdiction in terms of providing user-friendly and practical legislation.  The Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014 will come as a welcome relief to an industry post-global financial crisis otherwise suffering from a severe case of "regulatory fatigue". Read more...
  • Revisions to the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law

    A long-anticipated overhaul of the Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law was enacted by the Cayman Islands Government on 2 July 2014.  Changes have been introduced to simplify, clarify and add flexibility to the establishment and ongoing operation of Cayman Islands exempted limited partnerships. Read more...
  • BVI Approved Managers Regime

    The Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations, 2012 (the Approved Manager Regulations) provides an attractive "regulatory light" option for qualifying investment managers and advisors. The application process under the Approved Manager Regulations is generally quick and straightforward making it an appealing and popular option for both start-up and existing qualifying investment managers and advisors. Read more ...
  • CIMA introduces new director registration and licensing regime

    The Cayman Islands Government has brought into force the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 providing for the registration and licensing of individuals or companies appointed as directors of Cayman Islands mutual funds and entities carrying out securities investment business, which would include Cayman Islands incorporated or registered investment managers.   Read more...