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Carey Olsen

PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE, LES BANQUES, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4BZ, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 727272
Fax:
Fax 01481 711052
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com

Andrew Boyce

Tel:
Work 01481 732078
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Corporate; finance

Position

Andrew is a partner in the corporate and finance team and is recognised both locally and internationally for investment and finance transactions across all entity types. Andrew has specialist experience in the structuring and establishment of open and closed-ended investment funds and the credit and structured finance products related to them. In particular he has built an enviable reputation in his core expertise of private equity fund formation having advised a range of global investment houses as well as new managers on fund establishment, investment structuring, asset acquisitions and disposals and regulatory issues. Andrew's banking and finance expertise compliments his investment funds core practice and covers a range of credit types including capital call facilities, leveraged financing and asset finance. He has acted for global banking institutions and alternative credit providers as well as institutional borrowers. Andrew is instructed by leading UK, European and international law firms and financial institutions, and is recognised by global legal directories and publications. As a qualified British Virgin Islands lawyer Andrew also advises on the above in relation to British Virgin Islands law from his base in Guernsey.

Career

Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago 1995; Farrara George-Creque & Kerins, BVI 1997; Barrister and Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 1997; In-house Counsel KPMG, BVI 1998-2000; Carey Olsen 2000; Solicitor of England and Wales 2002; Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey 2004; Partner Carey Olsen 2005.

Languages

English and French (conversational)

Member

Guernsey International Legal Association; Institute of Directors (Guernsey).

Education

Fatima College, Trinidad 1981-88; University of the West Indies (1993 LLB Hons); Sir Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad (1995 Legal Education Certificate); Université de Caen (2003 Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes); Guernsey Bar (2004 Qualification Exams)


Guernsey

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Boyce - Carey Olsen

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘outstanding’ team at Carey Olsen ‘is always available and willing to discuss issues in a wider context to achieve the best solutions for all parties involved’. Representing a significant portion of the world’s leading banks, with a strong expertise in the listing of debt on The International Stock Exchange (TISE), the group is led by Ben Morgan and Andrew Boyce, whose ‘advice is at a very high standard’. In recent highlights, David Crosland acted for Canaccord Genuity in the acquisition financing for the purchase of Hargreave Hale, and the ‘extremely responsive and user-friendlyTom Carey advised Permira as borrower under a multi-currency revolving facility agreement on the granting of related security. On the junior level, senior associate Vaishali Gupta supported Boyce to guide a major bank through its lending to funds managed by leading European private equity firms. Also notable are the ‘technically excellent and very commercialAnnette Alexander and Anthony Lane.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Boyce - Carey Olsen

Within: Corporate and M&A

Carey Olsen ‘is the stand-out firm in the Channel Islands’ in the field of corporate and commercial law, and clients particularly rate the ‘extremely responsive and user-friendlyTony Lane, Annette Alexander and Tom Carey, who jointly heads the team with Ben Morgan. In recent highlights, NYX Gaming appointed the team to advise on its recommended takeover by Scientific Games via a scheme of arrangement, and longstanding client Bushveld instructed Lane to oversee its acquisition of a 55% interest in Vametco from Yellow Dragon and the separation of its tin mining assets from the main group. Andrew Boyce handled a minority recapitalisation matter on behalf of an independent global asset manager, and a corporate restructuring transaction. Senior associate James Stockwell is also a key contact.

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Investment funds

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Boyce - Carey Olsen

Within: Investment funds

Carey Olsen has ‘a number of highly experienced lawyers’ and ‘has built up a significant knowledge of Guernsey funds and offshore funds in general’, making it 'undoubtedly the "go-to" firm for offshore funds work', according to one client. Clients engage Ben Morgan's team to oversee private equity fund formations across a wide range of asset classes, as well as to handle financing mandates. Morgan and Tom Carey are 'both very experienced, responsive and approachable' and 'understand the current regulatory and market landscape'. In recent highlights, the 'excellentAnnette Alexander acted for Octopus Healthcare in the initial fund raise of £82m for its latest institutional fund. Also notable is Andrew Boyce, who recently assisted Blue Water Energy on the $1.1bn final closing of its BWE Fund II. Christopher Anderson is also a key name to note for work pertaining to insurance, investment funds and incorporated cell companies.

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