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Carey Olsen

Work Department

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


Andrew is a partner in the corporate and finance team and is recognised both locally and internationally for investment and finance transactions across all entity types. Andrew has specialist experience in the structuring and establishment of open and closed-ended investment funds and the credit and structured finance products related to them. In particular he has built an enviable reputation in his core expertise of private equity fund formation having advised a range of global investment houses as well as new managers on fund establishment, investment structuring, asset acquisitions and disposals and regulatory issues. Andrew’s banking and finance expertise compliments his investment funds core practice and covers a range of credit types including capital call facilities, leveraged financing and asset finance. He has acted for global banking institutions and alternative credit providers as well as institutional borrowers. Andrew is instructed by leading UK, European and international law firms and financial institutions, and is recognised by global legal directories and publications. As a qualified British Virgin Islands lawyer Andrew also advises on the above in relation to British Virgin Islands law from his base in Guernsey.


On admission as an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago in 1995, Andrew took tenancy in chambers before moving to a well-established local firm of attorneys. In 1997, he moved to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to join Farrara George-Creque & Kerins and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He then spent two years with KPMG in the BVI as in-house counsel for the firm’s trust companies. Andrew joined Carey Olsen in 2000 and was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2002. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2004 and made a partner in 2005.


English and French (conversational)


Guernsey International Legal Association; Institute of Directors (Guernsey).


Fatima College, Trinidad 1981-88; University of the West Indies (1993 LLB Hons); Sir Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad (1995 Legal Education Certificate); Université de Caen (2003 Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes); Guernsey Bar (2004 Qualification Exams)

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Andrew BoyceCarey 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 > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew BoyceCarey Olsen

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.

Guernsey > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew BoyceCarey 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.