Claire Le Quesne > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds


Claire advises clients in respect of corporate, funds and banking matters.

Her principal practice area is corporate real estate and investment funds (both listed and non-listed). Claire has acted on numerous fund structurings and re-structurings, co-investments and portfolio acquisitions and refinancings. She acts for both lender and borrower on real estate finance transactions as well as for buyer and seller on M&A matters.


Claire qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 (currently non-practising) working at London law firm Memery Crystal. She has been at Carey Olsen since 2006 and qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2011. In 2010 Claire spent four months on secondment at top PRC law firm King & Wood’s Shanghai office.


Claire obtained her LLB and LPC at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Investment funds

(Rising stars)

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The team at Carey Olsen is ‘fully dedicated to a matter 24/7 until it is closed‘, and is adept in work with Jersey-domiciled funds. The group is experienced across the spectrum of asset classes, with strengths in private equity and private equity secondaries, real estate, infrastructure and credit funds, as well as hedge and listed funds, and digital asset funds. The practice is jointly led by international private equity and real estate funds expert James Mulholland and Robert Milner, who focuses on advising boutique and institutional fund managers on establishing private, expert, unregulated and listed Jersey funds. Daniel O’Connor (‘relentless in his pursuit to deliver quality advice to clients adapted to their specific needs‘) specialises in structuring and formation of investment funds and is experienced in the transactions of offshore structures. Christopher Griffin (‘incisive, knows investment funds, takes the right point‘) has expertise in the regulatory aspects of fund launches and joint ventures. Counsel Claire Le Quesne is building a strong practice focusing on fund structuring and restructuring, co-investments and portfolio acquisitions. ‘Omnipresent‘ counsel Andrea Steel draws on previous experience in in-house roles to advise on fund regulation.