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Carey Olsen

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David has worked on a number of high profile transactions during his career in respect of UK and cross-border M&A, IPOs and private equity transactions. He has a particular focus at Carey Olsen on corporate finance (particularly AIM and main market listings of Jersey companies), mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advice.

David also has particular expertise in relation to large M&A transactions conducted via Jersey schemes of arrangement.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2009, David trained and practised corporate law with an emphasis on private equity and M&A at the London office of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. 

David is a Jersey advocate and was called to the Jersey bar in December 2014.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

(Rising stars)

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Described as ‘truly superb‘, Carey Olsen is praised by clients for providing ‘unmatched Jersey law advice‘. The team handles onshore and local M&A, with particular expertise in equity structuring, and is also increasingly active in advising US clients, including SPACs, listed companies, PE investors and trade purchasers. Taking the lead, where he ‘always goes the extra mile‘ is Guy Coltman , who has wide-ranging expertise across the corporate transactional piece. Alex Ohlsson focuses on Jersey corporate and finance law issues, also areas of expertise for David Taylor . James Willmott  and counsel David Allen  also stand out.