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Carey Olsen

PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE, LES BANQUES, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4BZ, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 727272
Fax:
Fax 01481 711052
Email:
Web:
www.careyolsen.com

Christopher Anderson

Tel:
Work 01481 741537
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Corporate; investment funds.

Position

Christopher is an advocate with an outstanding reputation both in Guernsey and internationally. He has significant experience in investment funds, insurance and reinsurance and protected and incorporated cell companies. Christopher has built a strong reputation in private equity having advised some of the world’s largest private equity houses as well as new fund promoters in connection with fund establishment, investment structuring, exits and regulatory issues. Christopher has also advised the insurance and reinsurance sector for more than 17 years and has been recognised in the ‘Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers’ from 2004-16.

Career

Clifford Chance in the City of London; Clayton Utz in Sydney; located to Guernsey in 2002; partner Carey Olsen 2010 to date.

Languages

French.

Education

University of Glasgow (1990 LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law (1992 Law Society Finals); University of Caen (2005 Certificat d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes).


Guernsey

Insurance

Within: Leading individuals

Christopher Anderson - Carey Olsen

Within: Insurance

At Carey Olsen, ‘the service is excellent with timely and pragmatic advice received on every occasion’. Chris Anderson is ‘both pragmatic and responsive’ and senior associate James Stockwell ‘is excellent at providing simple solutions to potentially complex issues’. The pair recently acted for Marsh Guernsey on a transaction using Guernsey-incorporated cells to transfer £3.4bn of its parent company’s longevity risk liabilities. Also highly recommended is Konrad Friedlaender, who is currently assisting an insurer with a number of matters including changes to several of its existing reinsurance, security and policyholder protection arrangements. In other highlights, the group was instructed to establish insurance-linked securities funds and captive insurers in Guernsey on behalf of a pension plan trustee, and private client partner Natasha Kapp oversaw the redemption of policies and the reinvestment of the proceeds by way of additional premia on policies on behalf of a life assurance provider.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Carey Olsen has ‘a number of highly experienced lawyers’ and ‘has built up a significant knowledge of Guernsey funds and offshore funds in general’, making it 'undoubtedly the "go-to" firm for offshore funds work', according to one client. Clients engage Ben Morgan's team to oversee private equity fund formations across a wide range of asset classes, as well as to handle financing mandates. Morgan and Tom Carey are 'both very experienced, responsive and approachable' and 'understand the current regulatory and market landscape'. In recent highlights, the 'excellentAnnette Alexander acted for Octopus Healthcare in the initial fund raise of £82m for its latest institutional fund. Also notable is Andrew Boyce, who recently assisted Blue Water Energy on the $1.1bn final closing of its BWE Fund II. Christopher Anderson is also a key name to note for work pertaining to insurance, investment funds and incorporated cell companies.

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