Alex Ohlsson > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Property Law; Family Office; Relocation Services


Alex is recognised as a leading expert in corporate and finance law; regularly instructed by leading global law firms and financial institutions. Alex is a member of various regulatory and industry bodies, including the financial and commercial law sub-committee of the Jersey Law Society, which review as well as initiate proposals for legislative changes.


Alex joined the firm in 1991. He became a Jersey solicitor in 1994 and an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 1995. He became a partner in 1995.


Advisory board member Jersey Finance Limited; Jersey Taxation Society; committee member of the Financial and Commercial Law sub-committee of the Jersey Law Society; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); States of Jersey Audit Commission; Fiscal Strategy Committee in Jersey.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Commercial property

Christopher Philpott is the key name in a Carey Olsen practice that handles sales of prime real estate in Jersey, with a number of mandates for prestigious public and private sector clients. Other work concerns commercial leases, transactions involving development sites and real estate finance. Alex Ohlsson‘s broad practice includes managing the firm’s relationship with Jersey Development Company (the government’s property development arm). Part of the disputes practice, John Kelleher‘s work includes property and planning litigation. Will Whitehead is a key counsel.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

(Hall of Fame)

Alex OhlssonCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen handles a diverse range of top-level corporate work across sectors, including M&A deals, private equity transactions and JPUT deals concerning international real estate, as well as restructuring and complex and sensitive corporate governance matters. Practice head Guy Coltman is active in a range of mandates, including deals in the corporate services space and work in trading sectors including gaming. Alex Ohlsson‘s workload includes share deals and corporate work around elite London real estate, and James Willmott‘s work ranges from complex restructurings through to private equity deals. David Allen is a key counsel in the team, with David Taylor a July 2020 election to the partnership.