Ben Morgan > Carey Olsen (Guernsey) LLP > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen (Guernsey) LLP
PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE
LES BANQUES
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4BZ
Guernsey

Work Department

Corporate; finance; investment funds.

Position

Ben is head of the corporate and finance group in Guernsey and has significant experience in investment funds and corporate law gained from practising with Carey Olsen.Ben advises on the formation of all types of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, property funds and private equity funds as well as banking and finance transactions. He acts for a large number of the well-known private equity fund managers and is recognised as one of the most prominent investment funds lawyers in the Channel Islands by the Legal Media Group’s ‘Expert Guide’ on investment funds.Ben was listed in the International Who’s Who Legal of Private Funds Lawyers in 2014. Ben is also a member of Carey Olsen LLP which is the firm’s London office.

Career

Qualified as English Solicitor 1992; Norton Rose, Moscow; joined Carey Olsen 1999; advocate 2003; partner 2003.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Law Society.

Education

Elizabeth College, Guernsey; Lancaster University (LLB); College of Law, Chester (Law Society Finals).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Ben MorganCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen handles a mix of funds work, clearly leading some statistical measures of funds advice. The firm handles private funds work instructed via elite London firms for some of the global elite private equity fund sponsors, with Tom Carey, Annette Alexander, David Crosland, Andrew Boyce and Ben Morgan leading key work in this area; a number of those also have expertise in handling listed funds work. Chris Hutley-Hurst is a well-respected senior associate, as is Gemma Campbell, who co-operates with Alexander and Morgan on work for elite private equity houses.

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Ben MorganCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen handles a range of finance work, with a strong presence in top-tier investment fund finance and cross-border real estate finance deals. In fund finance, the firm handles large deals for well-known banks dealing with elite fund managers and the reverse, with some of the team having practices crossing over with fund formation. Andrew Boyce advises leading banks and heavyweight private equity managers in this space, with Ben Morgan‘s highlights including real estate finance transactions – Annette Alexander‘s practice covers both streams. Tom Carey‘s workload also includes advising leading private equity houses on fund finance transactions.

Guernsey > Capital markets

Carey Olsen‘s broader corporate practice handles heavyweight London listings for Guernsey issuers, as well as listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE). Tom Carey handles public M&A deals, while Tony Lane, Annette Alexander and David Crosland also handle TISE listings. In addition, Guernsey corporate and finance head Ben Morgan has listed funds expertise.