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Carey Olsen

47 ESPLANADE, ST HELIER, JE1 0BD, JERSEY
Tel:
Work 01534 888900
Fax:
Fax 01534 887744
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com
Carey Olsen, Robin Smith, St Helier, JERSEY

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Robin Smith

Tel:
Work 01534 822264
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Corporate and commercial; corporate finance; banking (non-contentious).

Position

Robin is consistently recognised for his ability to deal with a wide range of international corporate and finance transactions. He has acted on numerous significant portfolio acquisitions and disposals. He often acts for both lenders and borrowers on complex financings, refinancings and restructurings and has significant experience in relation to the financing of investment funds. Robin advises global banks and large corporates as well as smaller privately held entities. Robin regularly establishes new Jersey structures, including corporates, limited partnerships and unit trusts. He also has experience advising in relation to the establishment, transfer and redomiciliation of banking business in Jersey. Robin is a director of Carey Olsen Corporate Finance Limited which provides sponsor services in respect of The International Stock Exchange listings and regularly advises on transactions involving Eurobonds and other TISE-listed securities.

Career

Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2008, Robin spent six years with another Jersey law firm and before that was at Davenport Lyons in London. Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey. Partner Carey Olsen 2009.

Education

King’s College London.


Jersey

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Robin Smith - Carey Olsen

Within: Banking and finance

Carey Olsen ‘is the leading finance practice in Jersey’, known for its ‘consistently considered and commercial advice’, according to one client. ‘Sensible, responsive and commercial’ team leader Robin Smith ‘is always a pleasure to work with’ and recently acted for a major transnational bank in a high-value term loan facility to a borrower group structure comprising over 30 Jersey and Guernsey companies. The department has also recently handled significant ring-fencing mandates and fund financing work, and NewRiver appointed the team to advise on £430m of unsecured facilities from a syndicate of lenders including Barclays, HSBC and Santander. Clients also praise Kate Andrews and Peter German as ‘user-friendly and proactive’. The group recently made several hires, including counsel Michael Evans from Ogier and senior associate Laura McConnell from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

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