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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Regulatory; Restructuring and Insolvency; Taxation and Insolvency; Taxation and Economic Substance; Investment Funds


Peter’s practice is corporate and banking, including local and international banking with a particular focus on real estate finance and restructuring. Peter specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice within the context of the multi-jurisdictional transactions in which Jersey vehicles tend to operate; and in adapting Jersey law solutions to the commercial imperatives of the overall transaction. Peter advises financial institutions, trustees, borrowers and other entities on all aspects of Jersey corporate, security and banking law. He also advises local and international banking institutions on banking regulation matters.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2005, Peter worked for New Zealand law firms Simpson Grierson and Chapman Tripp, for Norton Rose in Bahrain and Qatar and as general counsel for the Ali Alghanim Group in Kuwait.  Peter became a partner of Carey Olsen in January 2012.

Peter qualified as a barrister & solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1994, in England and Wales in 2007 and as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2009. He was educated at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

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Carey Olsen advises clients on an extensive range of matters, including fund, real estate and acquisition financing, in addition to providing assistance with restructuring matters and issues concerning distressed assets. Practice head Robin Smith has experience acting for both borrowers and lenders, whom he advises on financing, refinancing and restructuring, with particular expertise in supporting investment funds. Kate Andrews frequently works alongside major London and New York law firms, advising on fund and acquisition finance matters and debt restructuring. Peter German is noted for his work for financial institutions and sovereign wealth finds, assisting with the financing of real estate deals and REIT matters, restructuring and debt listings, and regulatory questions. Fiona Dalton typically advises corporate borrowers, including Jersey property unit trusts, on the lending, borrowing and security aspects of real estate transactions.