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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

Tom Carey

Tel:
Work 01481 741559
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Corporate; investment finds.

Position

Tom is a partner is the corporate and finance team. He advises clients both locally and internationally on a wide variety of corporate transactions including private equity, investment funds and restructurings. Tom acts for asset managers, banks and fund promoters on the structuring and establishment of closed-ended and open-ended collective investment schemes. He also advises on corporate transactions including insolvency and restructuring as well as banking and real estate finance. He specialises in permanent capital vehicles, CISE, AIM and Main Market listings as well as all aspects of private equity. Tom was listed in the ‘International Who’s Who of Funds Lawyers’ 2014.

Career

Trained Norton Rose 1998-2000; qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales 2000; corporate team Norton Rose 2000-2002; in-house counsel Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd 2002-2004; corporate and finance group Carey Olsen 2004; partner Carey Olsen 2008; non-voting member, Board of Commerce and Employment, State of Guernsey 2012.


Guernsey

Banking and finance

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

Tom Carey - 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: 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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