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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.



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.

Carey Olsen



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