Firm Profile > Carey Olsen > Grand Cayman , Cayman Islands

Carey Olsen
Cayman Islands

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Carey Olsen is 'very client focused, attentive and keen to understand the matter at hand, offering a variety of solutions based upon the team's extensive experience'. The practice is highly regarded for matters involving corporate restructuring, general commercial litigation, and contentious trust and estate disputes. Key practitioners include Jan Golaszewski, who leads the dispute resolution team in Cayman and acts in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, and Sam Dawson, who focuses on the financial services sector. Peter Sherwood was made partner and Bernadette Carey, who advises on contentious trusts and estate matters, joined from Conyers.

Leading individuals

Next Generation Partners


Its strengths are responsiveness and flexibility; it is the younger, more vibrant, keener firm in town, with top-tier standards and greater service and focus‘.

Jan Golaszewski personifies the firm – he is driven, bright, experienced, personable and willing to go the extra mile for clients‘.

Sam Dawson is confidently recommended‘.

Key clients

Grant Thornton




Liongate Multi-Strategy Fund



Clearwater Capital Partners

EFG Bank

Royal Bank of Scotland

Rawlinson & Hunter

Genesis Trust & Corporate Services

Ritchie Capital Management

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe

Abraaj Holdings

eHi Car Services

China Development Bank

Deutsche Bank (London)

Discover Investment Company

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Carey Olsen's 'extremely diligent' banking and finance practice covers acquisition finance, aviation finance, fund finance and real estate finance mandates. The principal advisers are investment fund and structured finance expert Nick Bullmore, Jarrod FarleyAlistair Russell and asset finance specialist Richard Munden, who recently joined the team from Walkers. At counsel level Dylan Wiltermuth is recommended for capital markets work.

Rising stars


Carey Olsen has excellent, responsive and easy-to-work with lawyers who fully understand clients’ business‘.

Alistair Russell is knowledgable, and good with both clients and other parties‘.

Richard Munden is very experienced, extremely well respected, knowledgeable, responsive and helpful‘.

Counsel Dylan Wiltermuth is a standout on the transactional side – he is incredibly responsive and nimble, which makes him a go-to lawyer and very easy to work with‘.

Key clients

Barclays Bank


Corporate and commercial Tier 3

Carey Olsen regularly handles large, complex M&A transactions and also has notable expertise in joint ventures, corporate regulation work, compliance issues and corporate structuring matters. Jarrod Farley and Nick Bullmore are managing partners of the Cayman office, which also fields Alistair Russell and corporate and finance partner Richard Munden; Munden recently joined the group from Walkers.


Very highly regarded team, both technically great lawyers but able to deliver commercially focused cost effective advice. My first port of call for any Cayman advice.

It has ben a pleasure working with all the Carey Olsen lawyers. Technically gifted lawyers but also very responsive and commercially attuned.

Key clients

Abraaj Holdings

Marsh & McLennan

Strategic Value Partners

CDW Corporation


Investment funds Tier 3

At Carey OlsenNick Bullmore and Jarrod Farley are the joint Cayman managing partners and are the key contacts for investment funds work. Bullmore recently advised on the establishment of Cayman vehicles in a new fund structure and also assists with fund financing matters, and Farley handles the establishment of regulated and unregulated investment funds. The funds practice also includes Alistair Russell.

Leading individuals


The team is commercial in its approach and on top of all market trends in Cayman. My first call for market intel in Cayman.

Nick Bullmore is A+. His expertise on a variety of corporate transactions is such a value add as to any matter we work with him on.

Trusts/private client Tier 3

Carey Olsen advises high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients on the structuring and restructuring of family trust arrangements, and also assists trustees, protectors and enforcers with ongoing administration issues. Bernadette Carey recently joined from Conyers and leads the trusts and private wealth team, which also counts counsel Graham Stoute as a key practitioner.

Next Generation Partners

Rising stars


The most valuable characteristic of the Carey Olsen Cayman private client team is its close link between contentious and non-contentious work. The team has a combination of excellent commercial instincts that is supported by outstanding technical capacity, and there is always an evident and overriding focus on achieving the best outcome‘.

Bernadette Carey is an exceptional talent and a pleasure to deal with; she stands out as being especially intelligent, considered and commercial‘.

Counsel Graham Stoute is a superbly technical lawyer with incredible depth of knowledge, both of local and comparative options. He is practical and always ready to put in the time to hit deadlines‘.

Head of the team in Cayman, Bernadette Carey is the driving force behind, and in front of, Carey Olsen’s growing reputation in the trusts/private client space. Dynamic, knowledgeable, experienced and personable, she is the ideal leader.

The firm

With a heritage that dates back to 1898, Carey Olsen is one of the most established and distinguished offshore law firms, advising on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law across a global network of nine international offices.

The Cayman Islands practice is managed by partner Nick Bullmore, supported by senior lawyers with significant Cayman Islands and international experience. The team has been hand-picked to bring together leading specialists in investment funds, corporate and commercial, finance, insolvency, dispute resolution, real estate, trusts and local business licensing.

The office has grown rapidly since its launch in 2012, quickly establishing its credentials with leading onshore law firms and with both institutional and non-institutional clients in the Cayman Islands and internationally.

We work with an extensive range of clients including directors, global financial institutions, investment funds, multi-lateral lending agencies, private equity houses and private individuals, including entrepreneurs and trustees.

Our clients have become accustomed to a responsive, partner-led service that provides timely and high-quality legal advice, grounded in commercial reality.

We also have Cayman Islands-qualified lawyers in our Hong Kong and Singapore offices ensuring we are able to provide legal advice to our clients in Asia in their own time zones.

Areas of practice

The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services for all aspects of corporate/transactional, dispute resolution and private client work.

Its primary transactional legal services in the Cayman Islands include:

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Insurance
  • Investment funds and private equity
  • IP and technology
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory
  • Trusts and private wealth

The firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group represents clients on the full spectrum of contentious and advisory work. Together with commercial litigation services, its practice offers focused advice on banking and finance, corporate disputes, contentious trusts and regulatory matters.

The firm’s private clients rely upon it for services that include estate planning, residential property, wills and inheritance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Nick Bullmore
Banking and finance Alistair Russell
Corporate and commercial Nick Bullmore
Corporate and commercial Jarrod Farley
Corporate and commercial Alistair Russell
Restructuring and insolvency Sam Dawson
Dispute resolution and litigation Sam Dawson
Restructuring and insolvency Jan Golaszewski
Dispute resolution and litigation Jan Golaszewski
Investment funds Nick Bullmore
Investment funds Jarrod Farley
Investment funds Alistair Russell
Mergers and acquisitions Nick Bullmore
Mergers and acquisitions Jarrod Farley
Mergers and acquisitions Alistair Russell
Corporate and commercial Richard Munden
Trusts and private wealth Graham Stoute
Restructuring and insolvency Peter Sherwood
Dispute resolution and litigation Peter Sherwood
Corporate and commercial Dylan Wiltermuth
Mergers and acquisitions Dylan Wiltermuth
Trusts and private wealth Bernadette Carey
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