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Carey Olsen

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Alex Ohlsson

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Carey Olsen

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Corporate and commercial;  finance; securitisation.


Alex is recognised as a leading expert in corporate and finance law; regularly instructed by leading global law firms and financial institutions. Alex is a member of various regulatory and industry bodies, including the financial and commercial law sub-committee of the Jersey Law Society, which review as well as initiate proposals for legislative changes.


Joined the firm 1991; qualified Jersey solicitor 1994; admitted Jersey advocate 1995; partner since 1995; directorships with trust companies and offshore financing vehicles; director Structured Finance Management Ltd.


Advisory board member Jersey Finance Limited; Jersey Taxation Society; committee member of the Financial and Commercial Law sub-committee of the Jersey Law Society; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); States of Jersey Audit Commission; Fiscal Strategy Committee in Jersey.


Victoria College, Jersey; Queens’ College, Cambridge (MA Hons Law).


Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

The ‘extremely competent and knowledgeable team’ at Carey Olsen ‘provides an excellent service’ through its ‘proactive collaborative approach’. Alex Ohlsson is recommended for property structures and commercial leases, and clients praise practice head Christopher Philpott for his ‘in-depth knowledge of property’ and John Kelleher for his skills in litigation. Also recommended is senior associate Will Whitehead, who is part of the team advising the Ports of Jersey on the restructuring of its major property portfolio, and is supporting Ohlsson in his advice to the States of Jersey Development Company on its residential redevelopment of the former Jersey College for Girls site. A wide array of clients including both landlords and tenants also appointed the department to oversee high-value asset disposals, negotiate lease arrangements, and handle office moves and property transactions. New clients include Minerva Trust, Molton Brown and STM Fiduciaire.

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Corporate and commercial

Within: Leading individuals

Alex Ohlsson - Carey Olsen

Within: Corporate and commercial

Carey Olsen's enviable client base includes names such as Sanne, Stonehage Fleming and Janus Henderson Group. Guy Coltman was instructed alongside the firm’s banking department to advise Delphi Automotive on the spin-off of its Powertrain Systems segment into a new publicly traded entity with support from counsel David Allen, who has experience in scheme of arrangement matters. On the transactional front, the ‘very responsive and commercialJames Willmott acted on the buyer side of Sandpiper CI’s acquisition of a chain of Costcutter-branded convenience stores in Jersey, and advised Cape on the Jersey aspects of its proposed multi-million-pound takeover by a subsidiary of Altrad Investment Authority with help from senior associate Katherine Tresca. Clients also engage Alex Ohlsson and the firm’s real estate outfit to handle high-value property transactions. Counsel Michael Evans, who recently joined the team from Ogier, is another key name to note, alongside senior associate David Taylor. Paul Burton joined Maples and Calder's newly opened Jersey office in September 2018.

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