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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial; Regulatory; Restructuring and Insolvency


David is a partner in the Jersey corporate group. His practice covers a broad area of Jersey corporate and finance law, with a particular focus on M&A, private equity, corporate real estate, equity capital markets and debt and restructuring transactions. 

Representative clients include:

  • Nordic Capital
  • Canary Wharf Group
  • Lloyds Bank International
  • LCN Capital Partners
  • RoundShield Partners
  • Bridgepoint Advisers
  • Exponent Private Equity
  • Livingbridge
  • Jersey Development Company 
  • Stride Gaming PLC
  • XLMedia PLC
  • Wentworth Resources PLC
  • GlobalLogic
  • Checkout Payments Group
  • various ad hoc shareholder groups on activist matters / shareholder rights 
  • various ad hoc creditors and lenders on financing and restructuring transactions


David joined Carey Olsen in 2010, having trained and qualified as a solicitor in Scotland with Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (LL.B; 2007) and the Glasgow Graduate School of Law (Dip. L.P., 2008). He is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and also a member of the Law Society of Scotland (Solicitor; currently non-practising).


University of Glasgow (LL.B; 2007) and the Glasgow Graduate School of Law (Dip. L.P., 2008).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

(Next Generation Partners)

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Described as ‘truly superb‘, Carey Olsen is praised by clients for providing ‘unmatched Jersey law advice‘. The team handles onshore and local M&A, with particular expertise in equity structuring, and is also increasingly active in advising US clients, including SPACs, listed companies, PE investors and trade purchasers. Taking the lead, where he ‘always goes the extra mile‘ is Guy Coltman , who has wide-ranging expertise across the corporate transactional piece. Alex Ohlsson focuses on Jersey corporate and finance law issues, also areas of expertise for David Taylor . James Willmott  and counsel David Allen  also stand out.