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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Corporate, Structured Finance and Securitisation; Restructuring and Insolvency; Listing Services; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements


Simon specialises in debt capital markets, high yield, securitisation and structured finance transactions for clients which include global investment banks, private equity groups and issuers. Simon has worked on numerous high yield bond issuances with the leading law firms in London and New York and has been involved in the Jersey elements of several credit card securitisation structures. Simon has also advised on the Jersey elements of a significant number of credit linked notes which are issued as part of synthetic securitisation structures. Simon advised the States of Jersey with its debut bond issuance in 2014 and also assisted with the subsequent listing of the securities on The International Stock Exchange.

He has acted in relation to a number of cashbox transactions relating to equity placings and the issue of convertible bonds by UK plcs and Jersey incorporated issuers. Simon has experience of restructuring securitisation and structured finance structures. Simon has extensive experience with listing specialist debt securities on The International Stock Exchange including the listing of high yield bonds, credit-linked notes and variable funding notes on the exchange.

 In 2017 Simon’s team at Carey Olsen listed more securities than any other sponsor. Simon has also been involved with a number of legislative proposals in Jersey.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen at the end of 2006, Simon worked for six years with Linklaters and a further two years with Milbank Tweed in London. Simon qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2001 and he became an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in January 2009. Simon became a partner in 2010.


Jersey Law Society Financial and Commercial Law Sub-Committee


Victoria College, Jersey; Clare College, Cambridge (MA (Hons) Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Simon MarksCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen handles a diverse range of work in this space, and is particularly active on TISE listings. Simon Marks and Kate Andrews handle work primarily focusing on high-yield debt, but also including investment funds, securitisations and cash boxes-listed local exchange, often working with counsel Matthew Ecobichon. James Willmott‘s corporate practice includes IPO work involving local and London exchanges.