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9 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen’s roots in Guernsey go back to 1898. Today we are the largest law firm in Guernsey, offering our clients the full range of corporate and finance, investment funds, dispute resolution and litigation, trust and private wealth as well as property legal advice.

We work alongside all of the major international law firms, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners and our clients include global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, multi-national corporations, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth individuals, family offices, directors, trustees and private clients.

For the year ending 30 June 2020, Carey Olsen provided legal advice to 869 Guernsey regulated investment funds, up from 798 a year previously, and is now more than 700 ahead of its nearest competitor (Monterey Insight, 2021).

Of those 869 funds, 742 were Guernsey domiciled schemes totalling US$272.7bn, which represents 82% of the entire Guernsey market by assets under management. The firm also assisted on the launch of 74 funds over the year - 67% of the total advised on by law firms in the island.

We are regularly instructed to advise on the most significant fund raisings to take place through Guernsey as a jurisdiction.

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What the team is known for

Considered a leading light for Guernsey corporate and finance matters, drawing from a strong team of pan-Channel Islands practitioners to provide integrated cross-island services. Particular strengths in investment fund matters and advising on IPOs. Frequently advises private equity houses and fund managers. Offers broad experience representing lenders and lender groups.

Strengths

A client says: "They are quick on responding and they talk in simple terms - I find it works very well."

A source explains: "The wider team are strong, their market share of funds industry is steady because they have got the highest quality lawyers and they are on top of how the industry works."

Work highlights

Assisted Coller Capital in the formation and launch of its new fund, Coller International Partners VIII.

Notable practitioners

Graham Hall is a consultant to the firm. He has a wealth of experience advising on investment funds and financing transactions.

Tom Carey sustains a renowned corporate practice where he advises funds, banks and others on public M&A and private equity transactions.

Ben Morgan is a highly respected funds lawyer who works with asset managers on structuring mandates for a range of funds. His practice is comprehensive and he is comfortable advising private equity, hedge and real estate fund managers.
"He's a great relationship partner, he was proactive about reaching out and making sure he supported my questions and he gave quality commercial advice."

Christopher Anderson advises public companies and funds on acquisitions. As well as his transactional activity, he is also comfortable aiding investment managers with fund formation.

Andrew Boyce wins plaudits for his funds practice where he advises asset managers on fund structuring. He also works with banking clients on fund financing mandates.

Annette Alexander is noted for her broad practice where she advises fund clients, across asset classes, on acquisitions, as well as assisting on capital market issuances and regulatory matters.
"She is responsive, proactive, commercial and great value." "She always gives impeccable service and is knowledgeable and commercial."

David Crosland is well regarded for his expertise in the launch of investment funds. His clients include fund managers and financial services firms.
"He is a standout lawyer on the island."

Tony Lane advises a range of clients including corporates and banks on matters such as public M&A and equity listings.
"He's very engaging, personable and very good technically."

Andrew Lister administers a broad practice where he acts for a variety of clients on both corporate and finance matters.

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Andrew Boyce
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Christopher Anderson
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Annette Alexander
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Tony Lane
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Associates to watch

Members

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Alex Mauger

Alexandria du Jardin

Allan Skirrow

Andrew Tually

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Ben Morgan

Head of Department

Gemma Campbell

James Cooke

Jamie Oldfield

John Scanlan

Leonie Corfield

Melisa Wilkins

Ruth Abernethy

Sukhvinder Chana

Tracey Powell