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Carey Olsen

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Michael Evans

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Carey Olsen

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Banking and Finance; Restructuring and Insolvency


Michael has a broad range of experience from over 10 years in various areas of banking and finance work, having acted for a wide range of international financial institutions and borrowers on complex multi-jurisdictional bilateral and syndicated facilities, with a particular interest in leveraged finance, restructuring and insolvency and Islamic finance.


Before joining Carey Olsen in 2018, Michael trained in the London and Dubai offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, qualifying into their banking team in London in 2007. Michael has also worked as a senior associate in the banking team in the Dubai office of Clifford Chance LLP and most recently in the Jersey office of a large offshore firm.

Michael has also completed a number of secondments to funds and financial institutions in London and the Middle East.


Banking and finance

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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Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Carey Olsen's enviable client base includes names such as Sanne, Stonehage Fleming and Janus Henderson Group. Guy Coltman was instructed alongside the firm’s banking department to advise Delphi Automotive on the spin-off of its Powertrain Systems segment into a new publicly traded entity with support from counsel David Allen, who has experience in scheme of arrangement matters. On the transactional front, the ‘very responsive and commercial’ James Willmott acted on the buyer side of Sandpiper CI’s acquisition of a chain of Costcutter-branded convenience stores in Jersey, and advised Cape on the Jersey aspects of its proposed multi-million-pound takeover by a subsidiary of Altrad Investment Authority with help from senior associate Katherine Tresca. Clients also engage Alex Ohlsson and the firm’s real estate outfit to handle high-value property transactions. Counsel Michael Evans, who recently joined the team from Ogier, is another key name to note, alongside senior associate David Taylor. Paul Burton joined Maples and Calder's newly opened Jersey office in September 2018.

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