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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds; Restructuring and Insolvency; Family Office; Regulatory


Tom is a partner is the corporate and finance team. He advises clients both locally and internationally on a wide variety of corporate transactions including private equity, investment funds and restructurings. Tom acts for asset managers, banks and fund promoters on the structuring and establishment of closed-ended and open-ended collective investment schemes. He also advises on corporate transactions including insolvency and restructuring as well as banking and real estate finance. He specialises in permanent capital vehicles, CISE, AIM and Main Market listings as well as all aspects of private equity. Tom was listed in the ‘International Who’s Who of Funds Lawyers’ 2014.


Tom began his career with a training contract at Norton Rose in 1998-2000. He qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in October 2000 and then joined the corporate finance team at Norton Rose in 2000-2002. He was in-house counsel at Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited from 2002 to 2004. He joined Carey Olsen in August 2004 and was made partner in 2008. Tom was appointed as a non-voting member of the Board of Commerce & Employment within the States of Guernsey in 2012.

Tom is Secretary of the Guernsey Bar Council. 

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Tom CareyCarey Olsen

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.

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Tom CareyCarey Olsen

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.