Ben Morgan > Carey Olsen > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Investment Funds; Regulatory; Relocation Services; Taxation and Economic  Substance Requirements


Ben is head of the corporate and finance group in Guernsey and has significant experience in investment funds and corporate law gained from practising with Carey Olsen. Ben advises on the formation of all types of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, property funds and private equity funds as well as banking and finance transactions. He acts for a large number of the well-known private equity fund managers and is recognised as one of the most prominent investment funds lawyers in the Channel Islands by the Legal Media Group’s ‘Expert Guide’ on investment funds.Ben was listed in the International Who’s Who Legal of Private Funds Lawyers in 2014. Ben is also a member of Carey Olsen LLP which is the firm’s London office.


Qualified as English Solicitor 1992; Norton Rose, Moscow; joined Carey Olsen 1999; advocate 2003; partner 2003.




Law Society.


Elizabeth College, Guernsey; Lancaster University (LLB); College of Law, Chester (Law Society Finals).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Ben Morgan  – Carey Olsen

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.

Guernsey > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Ben MorganCarey 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

(Leading individuals)

Ben MorganCarey 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.