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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

Annette Alexander

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1481 732067
Email:
Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Corporate, Investment Funds, Listings

Position

Annette advises on a broad range of corporate matters with a particular emphasis on the establishment, regulation and operation of investment funds, regulatory compliance, capital markets and banking and finance.

She advises on the formation of all types of alternative investment funds, including private equity funds, listed funds, hedge funds, sustainable investment funds and property funds as well as banking and finance transactions. Annette advises many of the largest fund promoters and financial institutions both locally and internationally.

Career

Annette was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia in 1997. Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2001, Annette worked for Clayton Utz in Australia.

Annette was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2004 (currently non-practising). She was called as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in August 2008. She became a partner at Carey Olsen in 2016.


Guernsey

Banking and finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Annette Alexander - Carey Olsen

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘outstanding’ team at Carey Olsen ‘is always available and willing to discuss issues in a wider context to achieve the best solutions for all parties involved’. Representing a significant portion of the world’s leading banks, with a strong expertise in the listing of debt on The International Stock Exchange (TISE), the group is led by Ben Morgan and Andrew Boyce, whose ‘advice is at a very high standard’. In recent highlights, David Crosland acted for Canaccord Genuity in the acquisition financing for the purchase of Hargreave Hale, and the ‘extremely responsive and user-friendlyTom Carey advised Permira as borrower under a multi-currency revolving facility agreement on the granting of related security. On the junior level, senior associate Vaishali Gupta supported Boyce to guide a major bank through its lending to funds managed by leading European private equity firms. Also notable are the ‘technically excellent and very commercialAnnette Alexander and Anthony Lane.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Next generation lawyers

Annette Alexander - Carey Olsen

Within: Corporate and M&A

Carey Olsen ‘is the stand-out firm in the Channel Islands’ in the field of corporate and commercial law, and clients particularly rate the ‘extremely responsive and user-friendlyTony Lane, Annette Alexander and Tom Carey, who jointly heads the team with Ben Morgan. In recent highlights, NYX Gaming appointed the team to advise on its recommended takeover by Scientific Games via a scheme of arrangement, and longstanding client Bushveld instructed Lane to oversee its acquisition of a 55% interest in Vametco from Yellow Dragon and the separation of its tin mining assets from the main group. Andrew Boyce handled a minority recapitalisation matter on behalf of an independent global asset manager, and a corporate restructuring transaction. Senior associate James Stockwell is also a key contact.

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Investment funds

Within: Next generation lawyers

Annette Alexander - Carey Olsen

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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