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Guernsey Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds
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9 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Carey Olsen

We act for a diverse range of international and local organisations and represent more LSE-listed clients than any other offshore law firm (Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide).

Our lawyers are skilled at creating new structures for commercial growth, advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions and completing exchange-based listings, as well as advising boards and shareholders.

The scale of our corporate practice enables us to structure the team according to our role, whether we are providing focused advice directly to our clients or acting in partnership with onshore advisers on complex international transactions. We match the level of resource to your requirements, expectations and deadlines, giving you the commercial agility to achieve your objectives.

In Guernsey, we act for 81.9% of the Guernsey-domiciled fund market by asset value and 71.4% by number of funds (Monterey Insight, 2018). By both measures, this is more than all other Guernsey law firms combined. In addition, our team was instructed on 70% of all new investment funds business in Guernsey between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 (Monterey Insight, 2018).

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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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Ben Morgan
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Tom Carey
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Andrew Boyce
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Christopher Anderson
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Annette Alexander
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David Crosland
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Tony Lane
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Members

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Alex Mauger

Alexandra du Jardin

Allan Skirrow

Andrew Munro

Annette Alexander

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Ben Morgan

Head of Department

Gemma Campbell

Jessica Dewsnip

John Scanlan

Leonie Corfield

Ruth Abernethy

Sukhvinder Chana

Tony Lane

Tracey Powell