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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)

Peter GermanCarey Olsen

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.