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Carey Olsen

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds

9 ranked lawyersBand 1GuernseyUK 2021 View ranking table
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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

The team's status is acknowledged by interviewees, who say: "They are the dominant player in the market."

Another says: "I think they are the premier firm - they have bench strength across the board."

A source says: "They are first class and very focused."

Work highlights

Advised Marsh & McLennan on the offshore aspects of its USD5.6 billion acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group.

Notable practitioners

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.

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

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 strong technically, commercial and very user-friendly." "She responds quickly and is able to speak to clients in a manner they find easy to understand."

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.

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.
"He's a great lawyer - very commercial and good technically."

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 very commercially focused and streetwise."

Graham Hall is a consultant to the firm. He has a wealth of experience advising on investment funds and financing transactions.
"He is a phenomenal lawyer and a dream to deal with."

Tom Carey sustains a renowned corporate practice where he advises funds, banks and others on public M&A and private equity transactions.
"He's very technical and a very good corporate lawyer."

Tony Lane advises a range of clients including corporates and banks. He continues to assist clients with public M&A and equity listings.

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Overview

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).

Members

Morgan, Ben (Head of Department)

Abernethy, Ruth

Alexander, Annette

Alexander, Annette

Campbell, Gemma

Carey, Tom

Corfield, Leonie

Crosland, David

Dewsnip, Jessica

du Jardin, Alexandra

Hall, Graham

Lane, Tony

Mauger, Alex

Mikhaylova, Kristina

Munro, Andrew

Powell, Tracey

Scanlan, John

Skirrow, Allan

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds Department

Carey Olsen

firm
Department location

PO Box 98

Carey House

Les Banques

St Peter Port

Guernsey

UK

GY1 4BZ

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Guernsey

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Andrew Boyce
Band 2
Andrew Lister
Associates to watch
Annette Alexander
Band 3
Christopher Anderson
Band 2
David Crosland
Band 3