CAREY OLSEN (GUERNSEY)
PO BOX 98, CAREY HOUSE, LES BANQUES, ST PETER PORT, GY1 4BZ, GUERNSEY
With a heritage that dates back to 1898, Carey Olsen is one of the most established and distinguished offshore law firms. It delivers exceptional services to its clients from the key offshore financial centres of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. It also has an established presence in Cape Town, London and Singapore. It is consistently the firm of choice for clients and their advisors who are looking for the highest levels of service.
The firm: The firm offers a partner-led approach. It employs over 380 people and its 48 partners head up a total complement of 200 lawyers. It provides legal services in relation to all areas of corporate and finance law, investment funds, trusts and private wealth, dispute resolution and property law.
The firm works with an extensive range of clients, including many of the world’s leading banks, insurance companies, investment funds, private equity houses, real estate firms, sovereign wealth funds, publicly listed companies, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and governments. The firm is often instructed by or works alongside leading legal and other professional advisers on complex international transactions and cases.
Carey Olsen is the largest law firm in Guernsey and in Jersey, with more Tier 1 practice area rankings than any other firm.
Types of work undertaken: The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services for all aspects of corporate/transactional, dispute resolution and private client work.
Its primary transactional legal services include: banking and finance; corporate and commercial; employment, pensions and incentives; commercial property; insolvency and restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; investment funds and private equity; mergers and acquisitions; regulatory and financial crime; and trusts and private wealth.
The firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group represents clients on the full spectrum of contentious, semi-contentious and advisory work in both a domestic and international context. Together with commercial litigation services, its practice offers focused advice on banking and finance, corporate disputes, contentious trusts, restructuring and insolvency, regulatory and financial crime.
The firm’s private clients rely upon it for services that include estate planning, residential property, wills and inheritance.
Number of Guernsey partners18
Number of Guernsey fee-earners71