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Carey Olsen

47 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 0BD, JERSEY
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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.

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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
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Legal Developments by:
Carey Olsen

  • Guernsey and Jersey issue draft Guidance Notes for FATCA-based reporting

    On 31 January 2014 the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey jointly issued draft Guidance Notes (in conjunction with the Isle of Man) on the implementation of obligations arising under the  intergovernmental agreements ("IGAs") signed by each island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 The draft Guidance Notes, as currently published, are substantially the same for each island, subject to certain island-specific differences.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

    In response to increasing demand for limited liability partnership structures in Guernsey, and following the successful adoption of such structures in other jurisdictions, the States of Guernsey have recently approved draft legislation which introduces limited liability partnerships to Guernsey (the "LLP Law"). The draft law is expected to receive Royal Assent and come into force prior to July
  • Modified Universalism - The Guernsey Perspective

    The Royal Court has recently given clear guidance on the application of the principle of modified universalism to insolvency matters in Guernsey. The case of EFG Private Bank (Channel Islands) Ltd v. BC Capital Group (in liquidation) & Ors [34/2013] will have significant consequences for crossborder insolvencies with a Guernsey element, as it sets out for the first time the principles which the Royal Court should consider when assessing the nature and extent of its obligation to provide "active assistance" to foreign insolvency proceedings.
  • Implications of FATCA for Cayman Islands entities

    FATCA or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, is actually a section of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act passed into United States law in March 2010, that comes into force on 1 July 2014. It is unique in its extra-territorial reach, being an attempt to force financial institutions ("FIs") worldwide to report on their U.S. tax resident accountholders and imposing sanctions for non-compliance. The starting point is that all nonU.S. FIs should be forced to register with and identify their U.S. tax resident accountholders to the IRS or face a 30% withholding tax on gross payments from U.S. payors. Read more...
  • Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited v Glenalla Properties Limited and Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees

    The Plaintiffs as the former trustees (the "Former Trustees") of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust (the "Trust"), a trust governed by Jersey law, brought proceedings in the Guernsey Royal Court under Section 69 of the Trusts (Guernsey) Law, 2007 ("TGL") inter alia for declarations against four British Virgin Island companies (the "BVI Companies") which were creditors of the Former Trustees pursuant to loan arrangements. The declarations sought by the Former Trustees were to the effect that the Former Trustees' liability to the BVI Companies was only as trustee and that the claims could only be enforced against the Former Trustees to the extent that they held assets of the Trust available to satisfy these demands. Read more...
  • AIFMD Update - January 2014

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  • New security law provides enhanced benefits to creditors

    The new Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 which came into force on 2 January 2014 provides a new regime for the creation and registration of security interests over shares and other intangible movable property situate in Jersey. Read more...
  • Guernsey Launches Aviation Registry

     
  • Cayman Islands and the United States sign FATCA IGA

     
  • Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Amendment No.7) (Jersey) Regulations 2008