Carey Olsen > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Firm Profile

Carey Olsen
PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE
LES BANQUES
ST PETER PORT
GY1 4BZ
Guernsey

Guernsey > Banking and finance Tier 1

Carey Olsen  has the ‘leading banking and finance practice in the Channel Islands‘ according to one client. It is home to a sizeable team in Guernsey that advisers borrowers and lenders on financing provided to Guernsey-domiciled investment funds, as well as handling securities listings on the international stock exchange. The group is also known for cross-border acquisition, asset and real estate financings. Department leader Andrew Boyce  is an expert in open- and closed-ended investment funds and the associated credit and structured finance. Annette Alexander  is knowledgeable in listings of investment funds and trading companies on the international stock exchange. Tom Carey  specialises in permanent capital vehicles, while David Crosland  is known for listed funds. Ben Morgan  leads the overall corporate and finance group.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Boyce

Other key lawyers:

Ben Morgan; Annette Alexander; Tom Carey; David Crosland; Vaishali Gupta

Testimonials

‘In my opinion, the leading banking and finance practice in the Channel Islands. I work with them regularly in both Jersey and Guernsey and have had a consistently good experience.’

Key clients

CEIBA Investments Limited

Peel Hunt

States of Guernsey

CESL II (Levered ERISA) Sarl

CESL II (Levered) Sarl

CESL II (Unlevered GBP) Sarl

Stena International S.A.

Coller Investment Management Limited

Essential HoldCo Guernsey Limited and EP MidCo Guernsey Limited

GLI Finance Limited

Iceland Bondco plc

Macquarie Group

Permira

Work highlights

    Guernsey > Capital markets Tier 1

    Carey Olsen‘s lawyers service the waterfront of equity and debt capital markets issues, with expertise in listings on the International stock exchange, and of Guernsey-domiciled companies on the London and New York stock exchanges. The group is well-placed to advise on downstream secondary instructions relating to share issuances, recapitalisations and debt issuances. Annette Alexander  is well-versed in advising on listings of investment funds, trading companies, and on bonds issued on the International stock exchange. Ben Morgan , who leads the group, is another stand-out lawyer with experience in public M&A and IPO transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Ben Morgan

    Other key lawyers:

    Annette Alexander; Tony Lane; Tom Carey

    Testimonials

    ‘Market leading knowledge in Guernsey’

    ‘Ben Morgan is the market leader’

     

    Key clients

    Super Group Limited

    Genius Sports Limited

    Scape Living plc

    Starwood Capital Group

    Cordiant Digital Infrastructure

    Taylor Maritime Investments Limited

    Phoenix Asset Management Partners Limited

    Hambro Perks Acquisition Company Limited

    Peel Hunt Ltd

    CEIBA Investments Limited

    Esken Limited

    HICL Infrastructure PLC

    International Public Partnerships Ltd

    Riverstone Energy Ltd

    Amdocs Limited

    VinaCapital Investment Management Ltd.

    Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited

    Regional REIT Ltd

    JPMorgan Global Core Real Assets Limited

    Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited

    Brockton Capital

    Ravenscroft Holdings Limited

    Raven Property Group Limited

    Arcadia Minerals Limited

    SuperSeed Capital Limited

    Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited

    J2 Acquisition Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised Super Group (SGHC) Limited and its subsidiaries on its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) following the successful completion of its US$4.75 billion business combination with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp., an NYSE-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
    • Advised Scape Living plc on the acquisition (alongside a JV partner) of GCP Student Living plc by way of a scheme of arrangement. This transaction amounted to a reverse takeover of the Issuer and the admission of 7,245,343 additional shares to listing on the Official List of The International Stock Exchange with total shares listed being 9,498,754 ordinary shares of £1 each.
    • Advised global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group (Starwood) on the acquisition by a Starwood controlled affiliate of the remaining share capital of RDI REIT P.L.C. (RDI REIT) for approximately £467.9 million.

    Guernsey > Commercial property Tier 1

    Clients suggest that  Carey Olsen has ‘an invaluable depth of knowledge of the local property market‘.  In particular, counsel John Le Tissier  is known for his abundant knowledge of Guernsey property law, while senior associate Rachel Jones has built a strong reputation for contentious and non-contentious commercial planning matters. The team advises a multitude of Channel Island property developers on their projects on the islands, and often works with the firm’s M&A team to advise on the property aspects of corporate deals. Davey Le Marquand  combines property law knowledge with expertise in private client issues. Senior associate Kieran Ogilvie focuses on financing transactions. Jason Morgan  is the highly rated head of the team.

    Practice head(s):

    Jason Morgan

    Other key lawyers:

    Davey Le Marquand; John Le Tissier; Rachel Jones; Kieran Ogilvie

    Testimonials

    ‘Kieran Ogilvie was exceptional. He led the negotiations with the counterparty. Kieran addressed all our queries professionally and advised openly on the options available to us and the potential consequences linked to each option.’

    ‘Carey Olsen’s commercial property team have an invaluable depth of knowledge of the local property market. Their timely, expert and pragmatic advice forms the foundation of many of our property investment decisions. The team provides clear, calm and well thought out advice, which dovetails nicely with the other departments at Carey Olsen.’

    ‘Jason Morgan has an unrivalled knowledge of property law and the local market. He is affable, patient and pleasure to work with. He is very ably assisted by Kieran Ogilvie, who has a fantastic attention to detail and is very responsive to urgent requests.’

    ‘The quality of the initial drafts was first class and was produced very quickly . The leases then had challenges and queries from the tenant and the advice and guidance we received was prompt and accurate and allowed us to move quickly to final docs . They dealt with unexpected issues quickly and in a fair and reasonable manner .’

    ‘I think the firm is significantly better than most law firms I have worked with in Guernsey and Jason Morgan always produces good quality work . I have found them to be very commercial on fee quotes and pragmatic on over runs in terms of time but the quality of work stands them out .’

    ‘Jason Morgan’s team have provided a comprehensive service in leases, conveyancing, development agreements, special conditions and HoTs. Depth of technical knowledge on Jersey and Guernsey Law is a huge resource for clients.’

    ‘John Le Tissier is a stand out lawyer with great in depth and detailed experience of the most intractable property issues. Definitely a go to person for property at the Guernsey Bar.’

    ‘Kieran Ogilvie was especially helpful and worked tirelessly around time constraints to ensure that nothing was held up and that the lease was signed on time. He was always willing to answer questions, no matter how trivial and highlighted the key areas of the lease we should be most concerned with. Even now after the lease has been signed he still makes himself available should we have any more queries.’

    Guernsey > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

    Carey Olsen‘s team is well-versed in high-value international M&A and corporate restructurings involving Guernsey structures. It also has a strong local profile, and is instructed by buyers and sellers alike in Guernsey M&A deals, with a client list including London stock exchange-listed corporates domiciled on the island, where clients believe the firm is ‘best in class‘. Tom Carey ‘s practice encompasses private equity, investment funds and restructuring deals; he jointly heads the group alongside Tony Lane , who has experience across M&A, public takeovers, schemes of arrangement and capital market listings. Andrew Boyce  is the team’s funds expert, with a strong track-record in structuring and establishing open- and closed-ended investment funds. Senior associate Arya Hashemi is recommended for cross-border M&A and competition law issues.

    Practice head(s):

    Tom Carey; Tony Lane

    Other key lawyers:

    Andrew Boyce; Ben Morgan; David Crosland; Annette Alexander; Arya Hashemi; John Scanlan

    Testimonials

    ‘Andrew Boyce is always available, always provides sound advice and a solution to every problem.’

    ‘Annette Alexander, who is our main contact, is incredibly responsive and commercial in her advice. She is a real pleasure to work with and to have with clients.’

    ‘We have worked with Tony Lane for a number of years and he is a technically strong, problem solving lawyer who isn’t afraid to be in the trenches with you’

    ‘Wide pool of talent to draw on to expand transaction teams helping manage absences and the fluctuating demands of time critical activity. Strong senior leadership. as a consequence we can choose the right people for the type of client or transaction which most other local firms cannot do’

    ‘Tom Carey – will fight your position for you Tony Lane – provides sensible pragmatic advice and understands the commercial realities to offer guidance about what is essential or nice to have John Scanlan – thorough and responsive’

    ‘Undoubtedly, the strongest and biggest of Guernsey’s corporate and funds legal offerings. The team comprises a number of the island’s leading practitioners. The team has remained stable with little (if any) partner movement out over the past few years. The department appears to have appropriate succession planning arrangements in place with a good number of younger Partners and Senior Associated coming through the ranks.’

    ‘John Scanlan is most definitely one to watch – his client service is extremely good and he always makes himself available. He is pragmatic and has a solution focused approach to transactions. Tony Lane is an outstanding M&A lawyer and is great to deal with. He is very dedicated to the client’s needs and goes above and beyond in terms of the timing and quality of his delivery.’

    Key clients

    Stonehage Fleming

    Super Group Limited

    Blackstone Capital Partners

    Blackstone Real Estate

    The shareholders of interactive investor

    Humboldt Re

    Stenprop

    Hand Picked Hotels

    7RIDGE

    MitonOptimal International Limited

    Trust Corporation International

    The ID Register

    Melford Capital

    Lloyds Bank International Limited

    Permira

    Advent International

    VinaCapital

    GLI Finance Limited

    Raven Property Group

    Amdocs Limited

    Grant Thornton

    bd-capital

    Brockton Capital

    Work highlights

    • Advised Stonehage Fleming on its acquisition of the Private Client Services business of Maitland, a privately owned global advisory, administration and family office firm.
    • Advised Super Group (SGHC) Limited and its subsidiaries on the Company’s public listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) following the successful completion of its US$4.75 billion business combination with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp., an NYSE-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
    • Advised the shareholders of interactive investor, the UK’s leading subscription-based investment platform, on its £1.49 billion sale to abrdn, the global investment manager. The acquisition is part of abrdn’s ongoing growth strategy and its commitment to the personal wealth and direct investing market.

    Guernsey > Dispute resolution Tier 1

    Carey Olsen offers a full offshore litigation service to clients, covering commercial and trust litigation, as well as corporate and banking work, IP and data protection issues, and claimant-side professional negligence cases. It also has a separate contentious restructuring and insolvency group, led by David Jones . The team is often at the forefront of disputes, and has an increasingly active practice involving fintech and crypto assets and their regulation. Elaine Gray  is the department head, and is a veteran Guernsey litigator. Tim Corfield  focuses on commercial litigation, and the group is able to draw on the knowledge of John Greenfield, who is often instructed as senior counsel, particularly in cases involving allegations of fraud. Mark Dunster  is known for regulatory litigation and criminal cases, while senior associate Julia Schaefer is increasingly known for contentious trusts work.

    Practice head(s):

    Elaine Gray

    Other key lawyers:

    Tim Corfield; Mark Dunster; Karen Le Cras; David Jones; Julia Schaefer

    Testimonials

    ‘I am impressed with their wide range of skilled and experienced lawyers, positive approach to the case, and unique way of working attitude, Gentle and strong relationships with the clients, timely and efficient communication even during the pandemic situation.’

    ‘The team provides market-leading experience and expertise on local regulatory matters and international sanctions as applied locally.’

    ‘This is the largest and best litigation practice in Guernsey and the Channel Islands. Elaine Gray is an outstanding litigator and advocate and undoubtedly has the ear of the court. I have worked with Elaine on a long running hedge fund partnership dispute and her responsiveness and judgement have never failed. She is supported by an excellent team. The ability of the firm to work collaboratively with lawyers from other jurisdictions something that I have witnessed it first hand over an extended period’

    ‘Elaine Gray is the go to advocate on Guernsey. Not only does she have outstanding judgement as to which points to take and which points not, there is no hint of arrogance about her leadership. She is happy to work with foreign council and two input ideas into her litigation strategy as appropriate. She is very ably assisted by Julia Shaeffer who provides a timely response even if called upon to work under pressure.’

    ‘Tim Corfield – still the very best litigator. Tremendously bright, and very good presence both in and out of court. If you haven’t got him, you’ve got second best. Tim Bamford – very able lawyer. Always very useful in providing pragmatic advice and support.’

    ‘This is a very talented team – on top of all the detail of the case, as well as the difficult points of law. In a large and very messy dispute, they had a clear oversight of the consequences of pulling at each different string, and working with them was good fun.’

    ‘David Jones is the stand out dispute resolution partner who offers extremely commercial and knowledge advice on a breadth of restructuring matters. David is also adept at managing his team and knowing when his very strong bench of associates can deal with a matter or when he needs to become involved. David would be the go to lawyer, in Guernsey, for complex restructuring advice and turnaround services.’

    Key clients

    Alvarez & Marsal (Europe) LLP

    Begbies Traynor

    EY

    Grant Thornton

    Highland Capital Management

    Intertrust

    KPMG

    Krys Global

    Leonard Curtis

    Medical Specialist Group

    PwC

    Saudi Sakab Holding Company

    Stobart Group

    Sure (Guernsey) Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised JPO on its financial difficulties and with regard to an ultimately unsuccessful restructuring of its significant bank debt leading to the appointment of joint administrators and subsequently joint liquidators from Alvarez and Marsal (Europe) LLP.
    • Instructed as lead counsel to EPEA Administration Limited from claims by BVI-incorporated Premium Currencies Limited for breach of contract arising from allegations of historic miscalculations of the fund’s net asset value (which in turn allegedly meant that traded shares and investors would have been dealing in over-inflated securities for a period exceeding two years).
    • Advising Sure (Guernsey) on an investigation and thereafter enforcement action by the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA) in relation to alleged collusion and market sharing between Sure and another local telecoms provider, JT. The GCRA has now found against Sure and JT and an appeal is afoot before the Royal Court of Guernsey.

    Guernsey > Employment Tier 1

    At Carey Olsen, clients appreciate the ‘whole-team approach and support provided through the administration and management‘ of their employment matters. The group has a strength in advising on the employment aspects of corporate acquisitions, but it is most noted for representing claimants and defendants in employment-related disputes, where practice head Elaine Gray  ‘s experience comes to the fore; while Mark Dunster  handles employment issues that cross over with regulatory and criminal law. Other names to note are counsel Natasha Newell , who focuses on commercial employment law and regulatory issues, and associate Lois Madden, whose additional expertise includes data protection.

    Practice head(s):

    Elaine Gray

    Other key lawyers:

    Mark Dunster; Natasha Newell; Lois Madden

    Testimonials

    ‘Strong local knowledge, fees very reasonable in terms of ROI, I felt like I was being advised in such a way as to deliver the best possible value for money.’

    ‘I found the associate who dealt with my case extremely knowledgeable and personable, with good local knowledge, which was vital in my case. I also received good advice on the most likely outcomes of my case and the best possible resolution from my perspective.’

    ‘Excellent communications and obvious intent to keep the client informed and up-to-date. A clear and transparent practice to ensure I was aware of cost and spend attributed to my case throughout the process. Key documentation electronically available efficiently in pace with case developments and timeline.’

    ‘I welcomed the whole team approach and support provided through the administration and management of my personal case. My assigned lawyer Advocate Elaine Grey was outstanding dedicated and fully committed, which left me with a huge amount of confidence at a very vulnerable time for me.’

    ‘I was referred to the Carey Olsen Employment practice on the basis that they are one of the best on the island.’

    ‘Lois Madden was my primary contact. She was understanding and empathetic during a difficult period. Knowledgeable of the applicable areas of law and legislation and experienced in the possible outcomes when discussing differing approaches and scenarios. Lois was easy to work with and responsive on email and calls.’

    ‘Carey Olsen has a long established presence in the area of Guernsey employment advice. As such they have built up considerable experience across a broad range of of employment scenarios. As such they add considerable value and support in “one-off” employee situations which a business may only face infrequently.’

    ‘Elaine Gray is a leader in her field. One of the most respected employment lawyers on the island.’

    Guernsey > Insurance Tier 1

    Carey Olsen has significant on- and offshore insurance expertise, which it brings to bear for an impressive mix of insurer clients with operations in Guernsey. The group is known for longevity risk transfers, transfers of long-term insurance business, in addition to insurance-related M&A. Christopher Anderson  is steeped in the insurance industry, regularly advising insurers, reinsurers and organisations administering defined-benefit pension plans on the waterfront of transactional and day-to-day advisory issues. He jointly leads the team with Konrad Friedlaender , who has experience in insurance licensing mandates. Natasha Kapp  is building a name for herself in relation to policy-related issues, while Arya Hashemi  is increasingly active for insurance-related M&A.

    Practice head(s):

    Christopher Anderson; Konrad Friedlaender

    Other key lawyers:

    Natasha Kapp; Arya Hashemi; James Cooke

    Testimonials

    Chris Anderson is an extremely hands-on and pragmatic lawyer and it is enjoyable working together. Arya Hashemi is also very good.’

    Key clients

    Artex Risk Solutions

    MMC Treasury Holdings Limited (Marsh & McLennan)

    Prudential Assurance Ltd

    Phoenix Life Insurance Ltd

    AON

    Old Mutual

    Aviva Life & Pensions

    AXA

    Euroben Life & Pensions

    Monument Re

    Humboldt Re

    BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited

    Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

    British Airways Pension Trustees Ltd

    Willis

    Police Mutual Assurance Society Limited and The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited

    Pacific Life Re Limited

    Work highlights

    • Acted as lead counsel to the shareholder of Humboldt Re Limited on its sale to Marco Capital, a European property and casualty insurance run-off group.
    • Advising Police Mutual Assurance Society Limited and The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited on the transfer of the Guernsey long term insurance business, completed in conjunction with separate schemes in the UK and Jersey.
    • Advised Pacific Life Re on the transfer of the Guernsey long term reinsurance business of Pacific Life Re Limited to Pacific Life Re International Limited as part of a reorganisation of the Pacific Life Re group.  

    Guernsey > Investment funds Tier 1

    Carey Olsen fields 'the leading team for investment funds in Guernsey', with the capacity to advise on the waterfront of investment fund issues. The group has particular expertise in the formation of private equity, real estate, debt and energy funds, as well as the listing of funds on the London Stock Exchange. The group sits in the corporate and finance group, under the leadership of Ben Morgan , who focuses on alternative investment fund matters. Andrew Boyce  specialises in structuring and establishment of open and closed-ended investment funds and the credit and structured finance products related to them. David Crosland  is noted for fund launches, while Annette Alexander  is another key name for alternative investment funds, advising domestic and overseas fund promoters and financial institutions. Senior associate Gemma Campbell  is also recommended, particularly for open- and closed-ended fund structuring and regulation.

    Practice head(s):

    Ben Morgan

    Other key lawyers:

    Andrew Boyce; David Crosland; Annette Alexander; Chris Anderson; Gemma Campbell

    Testimonials

    ‘The leading team for investment funds in Guernsey.’

    ‘David Crosland is cutting edge and the go to lawyer. Ben Morgan’s knowledge and experience is palpable. Andrew Boyce is diligent and thoughtful with advice. Chris Anderson provides excellent advice. Annette Alexander is very approachable.’

    ‘Best in class investment fund legal advice on the island’

    ‘Andrew Boyce is an outstanding expert in this field.’

    ‘The investment funds practice is outstanding. Commercially driven, fantastic turn around times, reliable and high quality deliverable.’

    ‘Annette Alexander has top notch commercial and regulatory knowledge and she is always available. She leads a brilliant team and it is always very pleasant to work with her.’

    ‘Extremely responsive, pragmatic and helpful team. They are well-organised and provide the sort of intelligent service you would expect from a top City firm, I am really happy with them. They have deep and broad industry knowledge and are useful sounding boards and creative solution providers.’

    ‘Annette is very hands-on and always available, I feel myself to be in very capable and safe hands. The rest of her team’s performance is equally reassuring, and I also work a lot with Alexandria du Jardin, who is impressive and knowledgeable. The team are also friendly and a pleasure to work with.’

    Key clients

    Coller Capital

    Ashmore Group

    Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited

    Hambro Perks Acquisition Company Limited

    Neuberger Berman

    Blackstone

    Park Square Capital

    Ninety One Premier Funds PCC

    BMO Commercial Property Trust

    VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited

    Brevan Howard

    JP Morgan Global Core Real Assets Limited

    Corten Capital

    Permira

    Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP

    Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

    Alchemy Partners LLP

    Macquarie Group

    Alchemy Partners

    Terra Firma

    Work highlights

    • Advised Coller Capital on the launch and US$9 billion final close of Coller International Partners VIII (CIP VIII).
    • Advised Basalt Infrastructure Partners (Basalt) on the successful launch and final close of its latest fund, Basalt III, with commitments of US$2.75 billion.
    • Provided Guernsey legal and regulatory advice to Preservation Capital Partners in respect of the formation, structuring and launch of Preservation Capital Partners Fund II, a new fund domiciled in Guernsey.

    Guernsey > Private client, trusts and tax Tier 1

    According to clients, Carey Olsenstands out for its partner-led approach, personal service and diverse range of expertise‘. The group has a strong complement of trust lawyers, dedicated to Guernsey trust matters and private wealth structuring, as well as related contentious issues. In addition, the team benefits from the pensions expertise of counsel Julie Currie. Russell Clark  heads the department, with a specialism in the establishment of complex trust structures and contentious trust issues, also areas of expertise for Konrad Friedlaender . Natasha Kapp  assists trustees, family offices and ultra-high-net-worth individuals with private wealth structuring and philanthropic giving. Counsel Patricia Montgomery is another trusts expert, while counsel Laila Arstall  focuses on providing tax-related advice.

    Practice head(s):

    Russell Clark

    Other key lawyers:

    Konrad Friedlaender; Natasha Kapp; Patricia Montgomery; Laila Arstall; Julie Currie

    Testimonials

    Carey Olsen has strength and depth in the team that provides clear and practical advice.’

    Natasha Kapp continues to be my go to trust lawyer for contentious and none contentious matters providing sound practical advice for both protectors and trustees.

    Careys stands out for its partner-led approach, personal service and diverse range of expertise.’

    Natasha Kapp is our main point of contact and is always available for us. We consider her part of our team, and have reason to consult regularly. She has competently advised us for over 10 years now and her input is greatly appreciated.’

    I have been advised by the trust team at Carey Olsen on a single matter for more than one year. Their efforts have consistently surpassed expectations with regard to responsiveness, intellect, and practicality in application.’

    Russell Clark is exceptional. He is the complete package – intellectual, wise and approachable. Patricia Montgomery is also highly impressive. She personifies the ethos of Russell’s team whilst retaining her own identity. Rarely does a client have access to two individuals of such quality.’

    Carey Olsen has one of, if not, the strongest fiduciary and private client capabilities in the Guernsey legal market. They have a substantial team with a broad range of expertise. They do not limit themselves in what they can advise on and they therefore offer an excellent one-stop-shop solution.

    Russell Clark is practical and easy to use. Konrad Friedlander has seen most things in his career and his advice is therefore always well informed. Natasha Kapp is a stand out lawyer and goes to great lengths to partner with her clients. She is pragmatic and practical in the advice she gives. She makes herself available even when on holiday.’

    Jersey > Banking and finance Tier 1

    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.

    Practice head(s):

    Robin Smith

    Other key lawyers:

    Kate Andrews; Peter German; Fiona Dalton; Rose Clements; Rebecca McQuillan; Lauren Gray

    Testimonials

    ‘Incredibly responsive and commercial. They go the extra mile to help out on the overall deal and seeing the big picture of the transaction. A rare quality for local counsel involvement in a cross border deal run from London. They deliver the service on time and in an efficient manner, rarely busting fee caps unless it’s because scope or assumptions of materially changed/breached.’

    ‘Kate Andrews, Rebecca McQuillen. Technically excellent lawyers who go the extra mile to help out on deals. Commercial and pragmatic. Extremely responsive.’

    ‘Outstanding partner engagement when difficult issues crop up; willing to provide advice in addition to a good standard of commoditised flow work.’

    ‘Carey Olsen remain my go to off shore law firm. They are always commercial, understand the drivers of private equity and actively engage with the whole deal rather than just ticking off the jurisdiction specific elements.’

    ‘The Carey Olsen banking and finance team are very responsive and quickly adjust their working practices to fit around clients’ working practices. The Carey Olsen team are very good at anticipating clients’ requirements and leave clients with the sense that the offshore elements of transactions will be well looked after and always progressed in a timely manner to dovetail with overall deal timetables.’

    ‘Peter German leads a very good team of associates. Peter combines being a very good, commercially-minded lawyer with being extremely approachable. He always makes time for clients and is a pleasure to work with.’

    ‘They know their stuff, deliver it without fuss and provide a service which feels more akin to an extension of our own office. It’s just an incredibly user-friendly arrangement.’

    ‘Carey Olsen is the leading banking firm in Jersey – they’re my first choice, ‘go to’ firm for any banking and finance deals with a Jersey element. The team, led by Kate Andrews, is easy to work with, has great cross-border leveraged finance experience and delivers very commercial and highly practical advice.’

    Key clients

    Cale Street Partners

    Royal Bank of Scotland International

    Nordea Bank

    States of Jersey

    Ports of Jersey

    Santander UK

    Sun Ventures

    Travelport Group

    Hollyport Capital

    Work highlights

    • Acted as lead counsel for RBSI and a syndicate of other lenders on a €1.455 billion capital call facility agreement for European investment firm Triton Partners. This facility amendment was particularly significant because the amendments included the addition of ESG provisions to convert the facility agreement into a sustainability-linked facility agreement.

    Jersey > Capital markets Tier 1

    Clients praise Carey Olsen as having ‘a first rate capital markets practice which can be trusted with market leading synthetic securitisation transactions’. The group is most known for debt capital markets transactions, including banking, security, bond and listing issues. On the equity capital markets front, the group has experience in listings and redomiciliations on the London stock exchange. Simon Marks heads the group, and is a debt capital markets specialist. Kate Andrews  is a specialist in high-yield bond issuances. Guy Coltman is noted for IPOs and public M&A transactions. Counsel Matthew Ecobichon  (‘knowledgeable, commercial and ensures transactions run smoothly and well‘) has made a name for himself for high-yield deals and securitisations. Senior associate Ashley Morrison is another recommended lawyer.

    Practice head(s):

    Simon Marks

    Other key lawyers:

    Kate Andrews; Guy Coltman; James Willmott; Matthew Ecobichon; Ashley Morrison

    Testimonials

    ‘Best structured finance team in Jersey. Go to for Securitisation, especially master trusts and VFN listings.’

    ‘Simon Marks is excellent, very switched on and pragmatic. Quick to respond and has a great team too, especially Ashley Morrison’

    ‘A first rate capital markets practice which can be trusted with market leading synthetic securitisation transactions.’

    They provides excellent client service and provide strong legal solutions to challenging issues in the ever changing world of capital markets.

    ‘Simon Marks brings a wealth of experience to capital markets transactions; he is responsive, client focused and great to work with. Simon’s detailed knowledge of the capital markets means he always finds positive commercial solutions to help transaction parties achieve their ultimate goals. Simon is professional and very knowledgeable – we always want him on our side in a negotiation.

    ‘Matthew Ecobichon does excellent work on client transactions. He is knowledgeable, commercial and he ensures transactions run smoothly and well. He is professional and liaises well with all transactions parties to achieve the commercial objectives.’

    ‘I have mainly worked with Simon Marks, Kate Andrews and Ashley Morrison over the past few years. Ashley Morrison has been my main contact on most transactions and she is fantastic to work with. While she is still an associate, it is clear that she will make her way up the ranks within Carey Olsen. It is also a pleasure to work with Simon Marks, who jumps in when required and provides top-notch legal advice. All-in-all a great group of people.’

    Key clients

    Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp

    Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure

    Breedon Group

    Center Parcs

    Ferguson

    Hiscox

    Nordic Capital

    Thame and London (Parent to Travelodge Group)

    West China Cement

    Work highlights

    • Advised Nordic Capital on the financing of the acquisition of ADVANZ PHARMA Corp. The financing was approximately US$ 1.6 billion, comprised of syndicated loans, senior secured notes and a revolving credit facility.
    • Advised West China Cement on a US$ 600 million high yield bond issuance of senior secured notes by a Jersey incorporated issuer and guaranteed by BVI and Hong Kong incorporated guarantors.
    • Advised Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its definitive merger agreement with Babylon Holdings Limited. The transaction reflects an initial pro forma equity value of approximately US$ 4.2 billion.

    Jersey > Commercial property Tier 1

    Carey Olsen combines lawyers with expertise in corporate real estate, where Alex Ohlsson takes the lead, and with John Kelleher, contentious planning issues. It also benefits from in-house conveyancing expertise. The group has extensive experience in property portfolio management, as well as development projects and leasing issues. Counsel Will Whitehead  is increasingly active in the team, with commercial property transactional expertise, in addition to experience in construction and development work. Associate Lyndsay Houlette is an expert in mixed-use commercial developments and infrastructure projects.

    Practice head(s):

    Chris Philpott

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Chris Philpott has been a great support to our family property business. He has the ability to understand local issues at many levels, and simplify complex legal matters into answers that clients can understand.’

    ‘The team is very cohesive and provide a comprehensive service, if one member is unavailable, someone else is always ready and available to step in.’

    ‘The entire property team excel as a combined unit.’

    ‘Super friendly team of specialist commercial property lawyers that have a thorough understanding of the market and a great deal of experience.’

    ‘Advocate Chris Philpott is extremely knowledgeable, 100% reliable and very approachable.’

    ‘The team has an in-depth knowledge of the commercial property industry and stay abreast of any legal changes. There is also strength in-depth within the team with impressive response times etc.’

    ‘Chris Philpot is the team partner that I deal with, he has a very commercial outlook to all property transactions and provides very useful advice which helps us to make some difficult decisions. Will Whitehead is great backup to Chris and just gets on with the work in-hand.’

    ‘Strong and experienced team, highly professional.’

    Key clients

    Ports of Jersey Limited

    The States of Jersey Development Company Limited

    Jersey Electricity plc

    Alex Picot Trust Company Limited

    Santander Financial Services Plc, Jersey Branch (t/a Santander International)

    Normans Limited

    Hadley Steel

    Dunells Limited

    Affinity Private Wealth/ Affinity Trust Limited

    Lloyds Bank Plc

    HSBC Bank Plc

    The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited t/a Natwest International

    Skipton International Limited

    Handpicked Hotels / Hotel L’Horizon Limited

    Shore Developments Limited

    Island Padel Limited

    Team Athlete Holdings (Jersey) Limited

    International House Limited

    Schuh Limited

    Stratagem Properties Limited

    MND Construction Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advising Ports of Jersey Limited on its management and restructuring of its unique and extensive property portfolio.
    • Advising the States of Jersey Development Company in connection with the mixed-use property portfolio and residential development, having previously acted in 2020 on £67.7 mn of Horizon development project (one of the largest local real estate financing transactions undertaken during that year).
    • Advising Jersey Electricity plc on the lease agreements for the utility company’s solar arrays at both Woodside Farm and Jersey Dairy – the first solar photo-voltaic arrays to be installed by JE on sites in Jersey outside its own property portfolio.

    Jersey > Corporate and commercial Tier 1

    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.

    Practice head(s):

    Guy Coltman

    Other key lawyers:

    Alex Ohlsson; James Willmott; David Taylor; David Allen

    Testimonials

    ‘The Carey Olsen team provides unmatched Jersey law advice. As a non-Jersey lawyer, the CO team is quick to explain the inner workings of the Jersey system and to provide practical advice I can take to senior leaders. They have been a valued partner for over 10 years.’

    ‘The individuals I have worked with at CO have been incredibly responsive, efficient, practical, conscientious about billing and dedicated to making sure that I get the right answer quickly. Simon Marks and the financial transactions team, and Guy Coltman and David Allen on the corporate side have been lifesavers on more than one occasion as we raced to do a transaction or accomplish a corporate goal. I’ve worked with new associates who now take lead roles on deals, while bringing years of my company specific knowledge with them.’

    ‘A deep seated understanding of the sector in which we operate, the law and regulatory landscape coupled with a very commercial approach to achieving good outcomes.’

    ‘Guy Coltman: always goes the extra mile and we feel he has our back every step of the way.’

    ‘Carey Olsen is truly superb. We get full, expert onshore-style legal support for all our offshore corporate needs.’

    ‘Guy Coltman leads the team. He is pragmatic, sensible and always on our side plus a real pleasure to deal with.’

    Key clients

    Bridgepoint Advisers

    Cinven

    Checkout.com

    KPMG

    Permira

    MKS Instruments

    New Look

    Sanne Group

    The States of Jersey Development Company

    Work highlights

    • Advised a SPAC on its definitive merger agreement with Babylon Holdings Limited. The transaction reflects an initial pro forma equity value of approximately $4.2 billion.
    • Advising Sanne Group on the ongoing acquisition of Sanne Group PLC by Apex Group. The acquisition is being effected by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement.

    Dispute resolution Tier 1

    Clients praise the team at Carey Olsen for being ‘technically very strong, collaborative and user friendly‘, handling the spectrum of trust-related disputes, as well as fielding a strong contentious insolvency offering, where it represents funds and companies, boards of directors and shareholders. John Kelleher lead’s the firm-wide dispute resolution practice group, bringing to bear substantial contentious financial services experience. Marcus Pallot  focuses on insolvencies, regulatory disputes and civil litigation, while Andreas Kistler is noted for the court-related aspects of trust and private wealth issues. William Grace dedicates his time to regulatory and white-collar criminal cases, acting on behalf of corporates. Counsel Louise Woolrich is known for multi-jurisdictional trust disputes. Richard Holden has left the firm for Walkers.

    Practice head(s):

    John Kelleher

    Other key lawyers:

    Marcus Pallot; Andreas Kistler; William Grace; Richard Holden; Louise Woolrich

    Testimonials

    ‘A well coordinated team from partner to associate, very responsive, flexible, reliable and going straight to the point.’

    ‘We selected the partner because we thought during our first conversation prior to retaining him that his analytical skills seemed quite acute. This was confirmed to be true and extends to his team, particularly the senior associate.’

    ‘Carey Olsen is incredibly responsive and technically knowledgeable. They’ve been involved in some really interesting cases in the last year and are clearly at the heart of legal developments and innovation in the Jersey legal market.’

    ‘I work in particular with Andreas Kistler and Richard Holden and think they are both incredibly technically skilled, very client friendly and great to work with. They demonstrate high proficiency and I consider them to be experts in contentious trusts. Would recommend them highly to others and would definitely work with them again.’

    ‘The disputes team assisted our client with enforcement of an arbitral award in Jersey. They were technically very strong, collaborative and user friendly. They were able to provide high quality advice in respect of both Jersey and enforcement steps in other offshore jurisdictions.’

    ‘Richard Holden in particular is excellent. He is very collaborative, gives clear advice and is a strong advocate.’

    ‘The team comprises lawyers with different styles and skillsets who work together effectively but can use their individual approaches to address specific issues. All are very hands-on and dedicated to achieving the best result for the client. The team are very responsive and can always make themselves available at short notice. The team are happy to discuss billing and deliver good value; there is never a sense that an extra associate is there to drum up more fees.’

    ‘Marcus Pallot is a very impressive individual, combining a huge wealth of experience with a non-nonsense, common-sense approach. He is very practical, understands the commercial interests of the client, and is very good at finding a way through a problem. Marcus is a very persuasive advocate with real presence and gravitas. Marcus is extremely down-to-earth. He is always easy to get hold of and a pleasure to work with. Richard Holden is a very clever, technical lawyer. He has enormous experience and an in-depth knowledge of his craft. Richard is very eloquent and produces exceptional written advocacy. Richard is very collaborative in his approach, down-to-earth, accessible and easy to work with.’

    Key clients

    Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

    Hard Rock Limited

    Sanne

    Zurich Insurance plc

    Fides Trustees

    Cheval Roc

    Gordian

    Anthony Dumas

    Dresser-Rand BV

    Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP

    Work highlights

    • Acting for the Hard Rock group in relation to allegations of fraud and misrepresentation by employees
    • Acting for Dresser-Rand BV (a subsidiary of Siemens group) to enforce a $US 43.5 million arbitration award against a Saudi joint venture party

    Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime Tier 1

    Carey Olsen‘s regulatory and white-collar crime group services a wide range of Jersey regulated businesses, providing financial services compliance advice and representing clients in litigation. In addition to the financial services sector, the group also has a strong track record in competition cases and issues involving the gambling and cannabis industries. Areas of expertise include anti-money laundering issues, including investigations, matters involving the mutual legal assistance treaty (such as production orders and taking of evidence) and cyber-related criminal and regulatory issues. William Grace is a stalwart of the team, with vast experience in corruption and money laundering investigations and cases, as well as cyber- and crypto-related risk work. Marcus Pallot leads the global contentious regulatory team, and concentrates on acting for regulated entities involved in actual or threatened proceedings before the Jersey regulators. Counsel Huw Thomas  has experience in contentious employment issues arising in the regulated financial services space.

    Practice head(s):

    Marcus Pallot

    Other key lawyers:

    William Grace; John Kelleher; Huw Thomas; Oliver Lindop

    Testimonials

    ‘Carey Olsen is unique due to the breadth and depth or expertise. When you work with Carey Olsen you don’t just work with the individual partner and associate your really feel the support and weight of the broader Carey Olsen behind them, leveraging and combining expertise in different areas across complex matters the advice and support you receive is beyond anything else offered in the market. Of particular note in this team is their availability, their willingness, beyond that their desire to support and achieve the optimum outcome. Their advice, being pragmatic and effective is the result of their passion for what they do and derived from extensive experience gained at the very highest of levels.’

    ‘William Grace is a stand out in his field. He not only tells you what the law is but also what the law should be and why and when it may change. He is a leader in his specialism. His encyclopaedic knowledge and passion for the law, no nonsense approach and engagement in the highest level of financial services make him not only a partner of choice but a resource for success.’

    Oliver Lindop has grown significantly over the last years becoming a leading figure in his field, His advice is well considered, timely and pragmatic . He brings a weight of experience across a variety of different areas effectively applying and leveraging knowledge to achieve meaningful outcomes.’

    ‘William Grace’s depth of knowledge is great but how it is applied practice is invaluable.’

    ‘Both William Grace and Oliver Lindop are very approachable and are always on the end of the phone for advice, when some other firms often have a barrier of voicemail to get through. They both ensure that their advice is put across in a way that is easy to understand and includes an explanation of what resolution they expect from their advice.’

    ‘The team is small, but this does not hamper its effectiveness, particularly with the growth this year through the addition of a new, experienced team member. The team is renowned in the local market as the “go to” for regulatory advice. Their strong technical knowledge and deep understanding of the regulatory framework and requirements enables them to act quickly to support clients in complex matters. Their transparent approach aids smooth communications with the regulator at times when this is a critical success factor. The partner’s approach has been well adopted by the team.’

    Key clients

    ADCB

    Brooks Macdonald

    Fairway (trust co)

    Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Limited

    LGL Trustees (trust co)

    Work highlights

    • Defending LGL (trust co) in respect of high-profile prosecution for breach of the Money Laundering Order, the key AML legislation which Jersey’s finance industry has to comply with day to day.
    • Acting for Hawksford (trust co) in relation to a JFSC investigation and subsequent public statement.

    Jersey > Employment Tier 1

    Carey Olsen fields a full-service, pan-Channel Island employment law and pensions practice that is known for contentious and non-contentious matters. The employment group, headed by Huw Thomas , has substantial experience acting before the Jersey employment tribunal. It is also often called upon to assist with employment-related data protection issues. Thomas often works alongside Tarina Le Boutillier, who in addition to employment issues handles immigration law work. Other key names include pensions counsel Julie Currie, and trusts and private wealth head Siobhan Riley, who works alongside Alexa Saunders.

    Practice head(s):

    Siobhan Riley; Huw Thomas

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Carey Olsen have been running weekly employment law update seminars for HR professionals, since the start of Covid, which have been really great – well done team!’

    ‘My main two contacts are Huw Thomas and Tarina Le Boutillier who are both excellent.’

    ‘I have recently dealt with Huw and Tarina on a case, their advice was clear, the process was easy to follow, they provided regular updates and were transparent and supportive throughout. The expertise available is second to none.’

    ‘I have maintained an excellent working relationship with Huw Thomas over many years. He will always find time, sometimes last minute to assist. Huw is incredibly personable and professional, his advice is clear and it is evident he is client focused. Huw is a trusted advisor with proven expertise within his field and is well regarded not only by myself and my organisation but across the island.’

    ‘They know my business – creative solution provision.’

    ‘A strong team with an aligned approach. You will get the same advice from all of them, which is refreshing.’

    ‘Make themselves available, sometimes at short notice. The provide practical advice, they don’t just recite the law.’

    ‘Huw Thomas is a very pragmatic person to deal with. Always provides considered advice in a very timely manor. A pleasure to deal with’

    Key clients

    Committee of Management of the Public Employees’ Pension Fund

    Management Board of the Jersey Teachers Superannuation Fund

    Fairway Trust Limited

    KPMG

    Rossborough Financial Services Limited

    Alexander Forbes CI Limited

    Trustees of Aberdeen Asset Management Pension Scheme

    Nedbank Private Wealth

    Work highlights

    • Advising the Committee of Management of the Public Employees’ Pension Fund, the largest public sector pension scheme in the Channel Islands.
    • Advising the Management Board of the Jersey Teachers Superannuation Fund, a scheme for those teachers employed by the Island’s government and by certain of the local private schools in the Island.
    • Acted for Fairway Trust Limited in relation to one of the more significant employment tribunal of recent years, which involved the dismissal of a senior director and subsequent tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal.

    Jersey > Family Tier 1

    Carey Olsen advises high-net-worth individuals on a wide variety of family law matters, often in relation to cross-jurisdictional issues. The group is noted for its expertise in pre-nuptial agreements. It is also able to draw on the firm’s wider trusts, property, litigation, corporate and private client teams, where family law overlaps with other areas of law. Marcus Pallot takes the lead, with vast experience in divorce cases, also a well-trodden area for John Kelleher. Suzanne Kingston became a consultant in February 2021, providing expertise in complex financial matters, children arrangements following separation or divorce, and cohabitation matters. Senior associate Lauren Glynn is another key name for divorces and civil partnership dissolutions, as well as complex financial disputes arising from relationship breakdowns.

    Practice head(s):

    Marcus Pallot

    Other key lawyers:

    John Kelleher; Suzanne Kingston; Lauren Glynn; Tori Cure

    Testimonials

    ‘Ability in strength and depth to meet a variety of client’s needs. Use technology creatively and exceptionally well.’

    ‘Lauren Glynn: willing to trail blaze new and difficult legal points. Views a case globally to give realistic advice.’

    ‘Lauren Glynn is practical, knowledgeable and straightforward – she won’t mess you around. A real pleasure to have as an opponent.’

    ‘The Family team is a very small part of Carey Olsen. There is no partner in the department who is a family lawyer but the family lawyer at the helm, Lauren Glynn, is very good.’

    ‘Lauren Glynn is an enormous asset to the team. She is a family lawyer who works within the principles of family law espoused by JFLA and Resolution. Lauren works tirelessly for her clients and is a fair opponent. She does not appear to have the autonomy within the firm that a family lawyer of her experience should carry. The team falls within the litigation team and the partner in charge is a litigator. This is a disadvantage. A senior family lawyer, Suzanne Kingston, is now a consultant and therefore a resource for the family team. This is a significant advantage for the firm’

    ‘The family law practice is extremely professional and knowledgeable. They present the case, benefits and weaknesses in an understandable manner. They give difficult news and advice in a kind and compassionate way and are extremely family and child focused.’

    ‘Lauren Glynn is exceptional. She provides a higher level of professionalism and competence than some of her peers. She is cost sensitive on behalf of her clients, straightforward and kind hearted. Her team emulate many of these qualities and are a pleasure to deal with.’

    Jersey > Investment funds Tier 1

    The team at Carey Olsen is ‘fully dedicated to a matter 24/7 until it is closed‘, and is adept in work with Jersey-domiciled funds. The group is experienced across the spectrum of asset classes, with strengths in private equity and private equity secondaries, real estate, infrastructure and credit funds, as well as hedge and listed funds, and digital asset funds. The practice is jointly led by international private equity and real estate funds expert James Mulholland and Robert Milner, who focuses on advising boutique and institutional fund managers on establishing private, expert, unregulated and listed Jersey funds. Daniel O’Connor (‘relentless in his pursuit to deliver quality advice to clients adapted to their specific needs‘) specialises in structuring and formation of investment funds and is experienced in the transactions of offshore structures. Christopher Griffin (‘incisive, knows investment funds, takes the right point‘) has expertise in the regulatory aspects of fund launches and joint ventures. Counsel Claire Le Quesne is building a strong practice focusing on fund structuring and restructuring, co-investments and portfolio acquisitions. ‘Omnipresent‘ counsel Andrea Steel draws on previous experience in in-house roles to advise on fund regulation.

    Practice head(s):

    James Mulholland; Robert Milner

    Other key lawyers:

    Daniel O’Connor; Christopher Griffin; Claire Le Quesne; Nienke Malan; Andrea Steel

    Testimonials

    ‘The team is fully dedicated to a matter 24/7 until it is closed. As a client, you get the impression that they only service you. Responsiveness and solution-oriented advice is second to none. They intuitively know what the client wants and deliver it. All the time and energy is dedicated to finding the optimal solution for the client without compromise or exceptions.’

    ‘Daniel O’Connor is relentless in his pursuit to deliver quality advice to clients adapted to their specific needs. When there’s a problem to solve he’ll stop at nothing to get you the answer. Together with his deep industry and client knowledge this enables him to provide spot-on advice each and every time. His full commitment and project management skills ensure that even the biggest projects are completed in an efficient manner and on time.

    Andrea Steel is omnipresent on any matter she works on with encyclopaedic knowledge of each and every transaction step taken so far and status of pending items. This together with her positive attitude make any collaboration a pleasant experience for parties involved.’

    ‘The team is experienced and approachable; small enough to be fully invested in us as a client but wide ranging enough to attend to both the predictable areas of advice required as well as the less predictable areas.’

    ‘We like the fact that we maintain day to day contact with the senior partner responsible for the relationship but that the same partner has confidence in handing over specific work streams to his colleagues whilst maintaining a direct watching brief. There is a calm energy that works well in our sometimes fast paced business. There is seldom any attempt to charge excessive fees for replication and an absence of the “reinventing the wheel” approach that we have found with other law firms. Fee discussions are grown up and pragmatic. Deadlines are understood and adhered to.’

    ‘Over the past decade we’ve developed a deep rooted, stable relationship with a talented team of lawyers. Our engagement team has been stable throughout this period meaning that they have an exceptional understanding of our structure and underlying legal documentation.’

    ‘Chris Griffin is excellent – go to person for investment funds work and related corporate work in Jersey’

    ‘Griffin is excellent – incisive, knows investment funds, takes the right point, wins points against the other side elegantly.’

    Key clients

    Apollo Global Management

    Appian Natural Resources Fund GP II

    Binance (Jersey)

    Bregal Capital

    Capital & Counties

    CBRE Global Investment Partners

    Centricus Partners LP (formerly F.A.B. Partners LP)

    Criptyque Limited

    Davidson Kempner European Partners

    Delancey Real Estate Asset Management

    Diginex Limited

    ED Group Holding

    EJF Investments

    EMK Capital

    EPIC Private Equity

    Epiris Managers (formerly Electra Partners)

    FSN Capital Partners

    GCP

    Grainger

    Gramercy Europe (Jersey)

    Gulf Islamic Investments

    Hermes GPE

    Hollyport Capital

    Insight Venture Partners

    Janus Henderson Group

    Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate

    Lothbury Investment Management

    M7 Real Estate Financial Services

    Mondrian Investment Partners

    Nordic Capital

    Oaktree Capital Management (UK)

    Patron Capital Advisers

    Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

    Realty Income Corporation

    RK Investment Management

    Schroder Real Estate Managers (Jersey)

    Softbank Group Corp

    The Blackstone Group

    Unigestion

    Work highlights

    • Advised Blackstone Capital Partners and Blackstone Real Estate on its acquisition of Bourne Leisure, a premier UK holiday company. The total deal value was approximately £3 billion.
    • Advised Nordic Capital on all Jersey aspects of its first Evolution Fund structuring and formation. The Fund was substantially oversubscribed at its EUR 1.2 billion hard cap.
    • Advised a new Jersey Listed Fund, on its establishment and regulation in Jersey, and admission to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Main Market. The IPO raised £300 million of gross proceeds.

    Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax Tier 1

    Characterised by clients as ‘a market leader‘, Carey Olsen‘s trust and private client department advises trustees, family offices and high-net-worth private clients on commercial and private trusts, foundations, charitable and non-profit organisations, in addition to succession issues, pension and estate planning. The team is led by Siobhan Riley, who is an expert in private and commercial trust structures. Andreas Kistler  leads on the firm’s court-related trust work, and regularly appears in proceedings related to breach of trust, fraud and professional negligence, for plaintiffs and defendants. Keith Dixon  is noted for assisting with trusts, foundations and, chartable and not-for-profit organisations. Alexa Saunders  ‘speaks with considerable authority’ on non-contentious and semi-contentious trust matters; while Stephen Fitzgerald  is known for employee incentive arrangements.

    Practice head(s):

    Siobhan Riley

    Other key lawyers:

    Andreas Kistler; Keith Dixon; Alexa Saunders; Stephen Fitzgerald; Victoria Connolly

    Testimonials

    ‘Carey Olsen is a market leader among the group of Channel Island firms with offices in British Overseas Territories and elsewhere, and would be my first firm of choice if there are no conflicts. It is very well resourced in all the jurisdictions and has many excellent practitioners. Their people are very accessible, the work is good and clear (they moved to a more modern drafting style a long time ago), and they are solutions driven. To be fair, all the firms with which they compete have a high standard, but I get much more sense of a common aim among the Carey Olsen offices.’

    ‘I work a lot with Victoria Connolly, who is an excellent trust lawyer and also very calm and very focussed, and I really enjoy working with her. We have worked on one particular set of trusts for a number of years so her historic knowledge is invaluable.’

    ‘They all have their specialisms and we know precisely who to go to, primarily as we have known them for a while but also that appears to be Carey Olsen’s approach. Not sure it necessarily sets them apart but they are sufficiently good at it to make it mentionable.’

    ‘We were designing an unusual family governance structure which required Jersey law input on a number of aspects, but principally trust and corporate law. Carey Olsen gave us a seamless service, despite the fact that there were a number of different specialisms feeding into the advice. Keith Dixon led the advice and I would go straight back to him and the firm if I have another Jersey structure of this nature.’

    ‘Excellent team with broad range of experience and expertise. Very responsive and user friendly.’

    ‘Victoria Connolly is very quick to respond and quality of work is always high.’

    Alexa Saunders is very knowledgeable and speaks with considerable authority.’

    ‘Carey Olsen have a wide range of experience and act as a “one stop shop” for all legal matters.’

    Work highlights

    • Instructed to bring an application before the Royal Court by the two ultimate beneficial owners of Giannco Investments Limited, a Jersey company. Those two owners were seeking the variation of a transfer of jointly-owned shares which had passed to them by survivorship on the death of the third co-owner. The application was a novel one as the Jersey Court had never used its statutory jurisdiction to vary “wills and other dispositions” to vary a transfer of title by way of survivorship in the past and there was no local and/or UK authority on the point.

    Offshore firms in London Tier 1

    At Carey Olsen LLP, the group advises on BVI, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Jersey and Guernsey matters from its London base. Under the leadership of Jasmine Amaria , the team has been active in large multi-jurisdictional financial mandates for global banks, as well as borrower counsel for corporate clients. Litigator Richard Brown handles all manners of commercial disputes with a focus on insolvency, asset recovery, and fraud related instructions. Co-head Jan Golaszewski has also strengthened the firm's Cayman litigation offering after relocating to London in 2021, and is recommended for international disputes and arbitrations. Also in the team is counsel Sheba Raza  who focuses on Bermuda and BVI matters, particularly, restructuring transactions. Counsel Lizzie Chamberlain  joined from Macfarlanes LLP and has enhanced the group's Jersey law expertise.

    Practice head(s):

    Jasmine Amaria; Richard Brown; Jan Golaszewski

    Other key lawyers:

    Sheba Raza

    Testimonials

    ‘Significant partner attention and responsive, knowledgeable service. Presence in all key off shore jurisdictions with excellent industry knowledge.’

    ‘Sheba Raza is a user-friendly, responsive and knowledgeable lawyer.’

    ‘Richard Brown – he is an excellent lawyer, he is clever and dedicated. He knows his way around insolvency and civil fraud work. He is already a star of the offshore world.’

    ‘Carey Olsen have a London based BVI and Cayman practice headed by Jasmine Amaria and Sheba Raza. We act for a vast number of companies incorporated in these jurisdictions. These are high value time sensitive transactions. We know that we can rely upon Carey Olsen to provide a first class professional service for all our needs in these jurisdictions. As the team are based in London they are easily contactable and are very responsive. They take time to understand the transaction and work with us deliver what is required.’

    ‘Jasmine Amaria and Sheba Raza are leading individuals that we work with. Whilst they have a great team working for them, they take a genuine lead on matters.’

    Key clients

    Ad Hoc Group of bondholders in Luckin Coffee Inc.

    Global Cord Blood Corporation

    Great Simplicity Investment Corporation

    Virgin Active group of companies

    Stoneway Capital Corporation

    The Federal Republic of Nigeria

    InterEnergy Group

    SuperSeed Capital Limited

    Tencent Holdings Limited

    Work highlights

    • Represented Great Simplicity Investment Corporation Tech in a claim against Bitmain Technologies Holding Company (“Bitmain”), a major cryptocurrency mining and AI business, in which the client was a founding shareholder.
    • Acting for the clients in relation to the provisional liquidation and restructuring of Luckin Coffee Inc.
    • Provided BVI corporate advice to the Virgin Active group on its solvent restructuring and related suite of documents implemented through three separate but inter-conditional restructuring plans under Part 26A of the UK Companies Act 2006, along with various other consensual compromises involving the shareholders, the Virgin brand licensor and certain other creditors.

    Jersey > Corporate and commercial

    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.

    Practice head(s):

    Guy Coltman

    Other key lawyers:

    Alex Ohlsson; James Willmott; David Taylor; David Allen

    Testimonials

    ‘The Carey Olsen team provides unmatched Jersey law advice. As a non-Jersey lawyer, the CO team is quick to explain the inner workings of the Jersey system and to provide practical advice I can take to senior leaders. They have been a valued partner for over 10 years.’

    ‘The individuals I have worked with at CO have been incredibly responsive, efficient, practical, conscientious about billing and dedicated to making sure that I get the right answer quickly. Simon Marks and the financial transactions team, and Guy Coltman and David Allen on the corporate side have been lifesavers on more than one occasion as we raced to do a transaction or accomplish a corporate goal. I’ve worked with new associates who now take lead roles on deals, while bringing years of my company specific knowledge with them.’

    ‘A deep seated understanding of the sector in which we operate, the law and regulatory landscape coupled with a very commercial approach to achieving good outcomes.’

    ‘Guy Coltman: always goes the extra mile and we feel he has our back every step of the way.’

    ‘Carey Olsen is truly superb. We get full, expert onshore-style legal support for all our offshore corporate needs.’

    ‘Guy Coltman leads the team. He is pragmatic, sensible and always on our side plus a real pleasure to deal with.’

    Key clients

    Bridgepoint Advisers

    Cinven

    Checkout.com

    KPMG

    Permira

    MKS Instruments

    New Look

    Sanne Group

    The States of Jersey Development Company

    Work highlights

    • Advised a SPAC on its definitive merger agreement with Babylon Holdings Limited. The transaction reflects an initial pro forma equity value of approximately $4.2 billion.
    • Advising Sanne Group on the ongoing acquisition of Sanne Group PLC by Apex Group. The acquisition is being effected by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement.

    Jersey > Employment

    Carey Olsen fields a full-service, pan-Channel Island employment law and pensions practice that is known for contentious and non-contentious matters. The employment group, headed by Huw Thomas , has substantial experience acting before the Jersey employment tribunal. It is also often called upon to assist with employment-related data protection issues. Thomas often works alongside Tarina Le Boutillier, who in addition to employment issues handles immigration law work. Other key names include pensions counsel Julie Currie, and trusts and private wealth head Siobhan Riley, who works alongside Alexa Saunders.

    Practice head(s):

    Siobhan Riley; Huw Thomas

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Carey Olsen have been running weekly employment law update seminars for HR professionals, since the start of Covid, which have been really great – well done team!’

    ‘My main two contacts are Huw Thomas and Tarina Le Boutillier who are both excellent.’

    ‘I have recently dealt with Huw and Tarina on a case, their advice was clear, the process was easy to follow, they provided regular updates and were transparent and supportive throughout. The expertise available is second to none.’

    ‘I have maintained an excellent working relationship with Huw Thomas over many years. He will always find time, sometimes last minute to assist. Huw is incredibly personable and professional, his advice is clear and it is evident he is client focused. Huw is a trusted advisor with proven expertise within his field and is well regarded not only by myself and my organisation but across the island.’

    ‘They know my business – creative solution provision.’

    ‘A strong team with an aligned approach. You will get the same advice from all of them, which is refreshing.’

    ‘Make themselves available, sometimes at short notice. The provide practical advice, they don’t just recite the law.’

    ‘Huw Thomas is a very pragmatic person to deal with. Always provides considered advice in a very timely manor. A pleasure to deal with’

    Key clients

    Committee of Management of the Public Employees’ Pension Fund

    Management Board of the Jersey Teachers Superannuation Fund

    Fairway Trust Limited

    KPMG

    Rossborough Financial Services Limited

    Alexander Forbes CI Limited

    Trustees of Aberdeen Asset Management Pension Scheme

    Nedbank Private Wealth

    Work highlights

    • Advising the Committee of Management of the Public Employees’ Pension Fund, the largest public sector pension scheme in the Channel Islands.
    • Advising the Management Board of the Jersey Teachers Superannuation Fund, a scheme for those teachers employed by the Island’s government and by certain of the local private schools in the Island.
    • Acted for Fairway Trust Limited in relation to one of the more significant employment tribunal of recent years, which involved the dismissal of a senior director and subsequent tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal.

    With a heritage that dates back to 1898, Carey Olsen is one of the most established and distinguished offshore law firms. It delivers exceptional services to its clients from the key offshore financial centres of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. It also has an established presence in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. It is consistently the firm of choice for clients and their advisers who are looking for the highest levels of service.

    The firm: The firm offers a partner-led approach. It employs more than 500 people and its 60-plus partners head up a total complement of 250 lawyers. It provides legal services in relation to all areas of corporate and finance law, investment funds, trusts and private wealth, dispute resolution and property law.

    The firm works with an extensive range of clients, including many of the world’s leading banks, insurance companies, investment funds, private equity houses, real estate firms, sovereign wealth funds, publicly listed companies, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and governments. The firm is often instructed by or works alongside leading legal and other professional advisers on complex international transactions and cases.

    Carey Olsen is the largest law firm in Guernsey and in Jersey, with more Tier 1 practice area rankings than any other firm.

    Types of work undertaken: The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services for all aspects of corporate/transactional, dispute resolution and private client work.

    Its primary transactional legal services include: banking and finance; corporate and commercial; employment, pensions and incentives; commercial property; insolvency and restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; investment funds and private equity; mergers and acquisitions; regulatory and financial crime; and trusts and private wealth.

    The firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group represents clients on the full spectrum of contentious, semi-contentious and advisory work in both a domestic and international context. Together with commercial litigation services, its practice offers focused advice on banking and finance, corporate disputes, contentious trusts, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory and financial crime.

    The firm’s private clients rely upon it for services that include estate planning, residential property, wills and inheritance.

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Corporate Annette Alexanderannette.alexander@careyolsen.com
    Listing services Annette Alexanderannette.alexander@careyolsen.com
    Investment funds Annette Alexanderannette.alexander@careyolsen.com
    Corporate Christopher Andersonchristopher.anderson@careyolsen.com
    Insurance Christopher Andersonchristopher.anderson@careyolsen.com
    Investment funds Christopher Andersonchristopher.anderson@careyolsen.com
    Banking and finance Andrew Boyceandrew.boyce@careyolsen.com
    Investment funds Andrew Boyceandrew.boyce@careyolsen.com
    Corporate Andrew Boyceandrew.boyce@careyolsen.com
    Investment funds Tom Careytom.carey@careyolsen.com
    Regulatory Tom Careytom.carey@careyolsen.com
    Banking and finance Tom Careytom.carey@careyolsen.com
    Corporate Tom Careytom.carey@careyolsen.com
    Regulatory Russell Clarkrussell.clark@careyolsen.com
    Trusts and private wealth Russell Clarkrussell.clark@careyolsen.com
    Regulatory Tim Corfieldtim.corfield@careyolsen.com
    Dispute resolution and litigation Tim Corfieldtim.corfield@careyolsen.com
    Listing services David Croslanddavid.crosland@careyolsen.com
    Investment funds David Croslanddavid.crosland@careyolsen.com
    Corporate David Croslanddavid.crosland@careyolsen.com
    Regulatory Mark Dunstermark.dunster@careyolsen.com
    Dispute resolution and litigation Mark Dunstermark.dunster@careyolsen.com
    Pensions Konrad Friedlaenderkonrad.friedlaender@careyolsen.com
    Trusts and private wealth Konrad Friedlaenderkonrad.friedlaender@careyolsen.com
    Employment, pensions and incentives Elaine Grayelaine.gray@careyolsen.com
    Regulatory Elaine Grayelaine.gray@careyolsen.com
    Dispute resolution and litigation Elaine Grayelaine.gray@careyolsen.com
    Restructuring and insolvency David Jonesdavid.jones@careyolsen.com
    Dispute resolution and litigation David Jonesdavid.jones@careyolsen.com
    Trusts and private wealth Natasha Kappnatasha.kapp@careyolsen.com
    Corporate Tony Lanetony.lane@careyolsen.com
    Listing services Tony Lanetony.lane@careyolsen.com
    Property law Davey Le Marquanddavey.lemarquand@careyolsen.com
    Property law Jason Morganjason.morgan@careyolsen.com
    Banking and finance Ben Morganben.morgan@careyolsen.com
    Investment funds Ben Morganben.morgan@careyolsen.com
    Regulatory Ben Morganben.morgan@careyolsen.com
    Corporate Ben Morganben.morgan@careyolsen.com
    Taxation and Economic Substance Elaine Grayelaine.gray@careyolsen.com
    Relocation Russell Clarkrussell.clark@careyolsen.com
    Private Client Russell Clarkrussell.clark@careyolsen.com
    PhotoNamePositionProfile
    Annette Alexander photo Annette AlexanderAnnette advises on a broad range of corporate matters with a particular…
    Christopher Anderson photo Christopher AndersonChristopher is an advocate with an outstanding reputation both in Guernsey and…
    Laila Arstall photo Laila ArstallLaila has extensive experience in the formation and administration of trusts, companies…
    Tim Bamford photo Tim BamfordTim is counsel and advocate in the dispute resolution and litigation group…
    Andrew Boyce photo Andrew BoyceAndrew is a partner in the corporate and finance team and is recognised…
    Joanna Caen photo Joanna CaenJoanna is a counsel in Carey Olsen’s trusts and private wealth team in…
    Gemma Campbell photo Gemma CampbellGemma is a senior associate in the corporate and finance team. She…
    Tom Carey photo Tom CareyTom is a partner is the corporate and finance team. He advises…
    Russell Clark photo Russell ClarkRussell Clark heads up the trusts and private wealth team in Guernsey.…
    Tim Corfield photo Tim CorfieldTim is a partner and advocate in the dispute resolution and litigation…
    David Crosland photo David CroslandDavid is partner in Carey Olsen’s Corporate team. David undertakes a wide…
    Mark Dunster photo Mark DunsterMark is a partner specialising in litigation, compliance and financial regulatory matters.…
    Mike Eades photo Mike EadesMichael regularly advises local fiduciaries and high net worth individuals wishing to…
    Simon Florance photo Simon Florance  Simon is counsel to the dispute resolution and litigation team specialising…
    Konrad Friedlaender photo Konrad FriedlaenderKonrad is a consultant in the trusts and private wealth department and…
    Wendy Garrard photo Wendy GarrardWendy is counsel in the trusts and private wealth group and acts…
    Elaine Gray photo Elaine GrayElaine is a partner in and head of Carey Olsen’s Guernsey dispute…
    John Greenfield photo John GreenfieldJohn is a consultant for the dispute resolution and litigation group in Guernsey where…
    Graham Hall photo Graham HallGraham is a consultant for the corporate and finance group in Guernsey where…
    David Jones photo David JonesDavid is an advocate providing specialised advice in relation to business restructuring…
    Natasha Kapp photo Natasha KappNatasha Kapp is a partner in Carey Olsen’s trusts and private wealth…
    Tony Lane photo Tony LaneTony advises on all aspects of corporate law in Guernsey, with a…
    Karen Le Cras photo Karen Le CrasKaren is a partner and general counsel in the Dispute Resolution &…
    Davey Le Marquand photo Davey Le MarquandDavey is a partner in the property department and advises on private…
    John Le Tissier photo John Le TissierJohn is counsel in the property team with significant experience of both…
    Lois Madden photo Lois MaddenLois is a senior associate in the dispute resolution and litigation team in…
    Patricia Montgomery photo Patricia MontgomeryPatricia advises a variety of private clients and fiduciaries on all fiduciary law aspects,…
    Jason Morgan photo Jason MorganJason is head of the property group in Guernsey. He advises on…
    Ben Morgan photo Ben MorganBen is head of the corporate and finance group in Guernsey and…
    Andrew Munro photo Andrew MunroAndrew is an advocate of ten years’ standing with twenty years’ corporate…
    Natasha Newell photo Natasha NewellNatasha is a highly experienced litigator who has gained particular distinction in…
    Kieran Ogilvie photo Kieran OgilvieKieran Ogilvie is a senior associate in our commercial property team in Guernsey.…
    John Scanlan photo John ScanlanJohn is a senior associate in Carey Olsen’s Guernsey corporate and finance…
    Julia Schaefer photo Julia SchaeferJulia is a senior associate in the dispute resolution and litigation team…
    Andrew Tually photo Andrew TuallyAndrew is a counsel in Carey Olsen’s Guernsey office. Andrew has over…