Robin Smith > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds; Listing Services; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements; Restructuring and Insolvency


Robin is consistently recognised for his ability to deal with a wide range of international corporate and finance transactions. He has acted on numerous significant portfolio acquisitions and disposals. He often acts for both lenders and borrowers on complex financings, refinancings and restructurings and has significant experience in relation to the financing of investment funds.
Robin advises global banks and large corporates as well as smaller privately held entities. Robin regularly establishes new Jersey structures, including corporates, limited partnerships and unit trusts. He also has experience advising in relation to the establishment, transfer and redomiciliation of banking business in Jersey.
Robin is a director of Carey Olsen Corporate Finance Limited which provides sponsor services in respect of The International Stock Exchange listings and regularly advises on transactions involving Eurobonds and other TISE-listed securities.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2008, Robin spent six years with another Jersey law firm and before that was at Davenport Lyons in London. Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey. He became partner at Carey Olsen in 2009.


King’s College London.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

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Carey Olsen‘s lawyers are praised by clients for ‘going the extra mile to help out on the overall deal and seeing the big picture of the transaction‘. The group has wide-ranging expertise that includes real estate finance, ESG-related finance, including pricing structures, restructurings and fund financings. Taking the lead is Robin Smith, whose clients span the States of Jersey, financial institutions and funds. Kate Andrews is a core member of the team with significant experience in debt restructurings, acquisition and fund finance. Peter German  is noted for real estate transactions, restructurings, REITs and debt listings. Counsel Fiona Dalton  is another name to note for real estate finance, bringing to bear knowledge in Jersey property unit trusts.