Robin Smith > Carey Olsen > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds; Listing Services; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements; Restructuring and Insolvency


Robin is consistently recognised for his ability to deal with a wide range of international corporate and finance transactions. He has acted on numerous significant portfolio acquisitions and disposals. He often acts for both lenders and borrowers on complex financings, refinancings and restructurings and has significant experience in relation to the financing of investment funds.
Robin advises global banks and large corporates as well as smaller privately held entities. Robin regularly establishes new Jersey structures, including corporates, limited partnerships and unit trusts. He also has experience advising in relation to the establishment, transfer and redomiciliation of banking business in Jersey.
Robin is a director of Carey Olsen Corporate Finance Limited which provides sponsor services in respect of The International Stock Exchange listings and regularly advises on transactions involving Eurobonds and other TISE-listed securities.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2008, Robin spent six years with another Jersey law firm and before that was at Davenport Lyons in London. Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey. He became partner at Carey Olsen in 2009.


King’s College London.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

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Carey Olsen‘s ‘responsive, commercial and practical‘ team is particularly active for banks, and is on the panels of a majority of leading names in the space. Practice head Robin Smith, in addition to dealing with trophy asset deals, regularly advises RBS International, and also handles fund finance work. Kate Andrews has restructuring expertise on top of her activity in the offshore legs of UK real estate finance transactions – an area where Peter German utilises his expertise on trophy London assets and more unusual properties. Below partner level, Fiona Dalton is a key counsel, and David Patterson and Rebecca McQuillan are two key promotions to senior associate, joining the ‘excellentLaura McConnell.