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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds; Listing Services


David is partner in Carey Olsen’s Corporate team.

David undertakes a wide range of corporate transactions with a particular experience in the launch of investment funds.

He is regularly instructed by fund managers, UK and international law firms and other financial services firms on the launch, administration, restructuring and listing of both closed and open-ended investment funds. 

As well as private funds, David has advised funds that are listed on the LSE, AIM, Euronext and TISE.


David trained at Clifford Chance in London qualifying as an English solicitor in the Private Funds Group in 2004. While there he specialised in the establishment of institutional closed-ended investment funds particularly private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds.

In 2006, he spent nine months on secondment at ABN AMRO advising on the structuring and launch of institutional fund-linked investment products, before joining Carey Olsen in May 2007. David became a partner in 2013.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

David CroslandCarey 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

(Next Generation Partners)

David Crosland  – Carey 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.