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Carey Olsen

Offshore: Trusts

4 ranked individualsBand 1GuernseyHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Carey Olsen advises on contentious and non-contentious offshore trusts matters. The private client and trusts team works closely with wealthy families, family offices and institutional trustees.

"They have a fantastic team in the private wealth area," a source says, adding: "They are probably one of the biggest and the most respected private client firms in Guernsey. They are exceptional." Another market commentator says that "they go above and beyond in building long-term relationships with people," and a third enthuses: "They really cover everything; their experts are extremely good on all fronts and you can go to them for anything you need. You do not need to cherry-pick certain lawyers. Anybody you get there is very good."

Notable practitioners

Konrad Friedlaender is notable for his expertise in trust and corporate structures, as well as pension schemes. A source says Friedlaender is "a pleasure to work with and provides strong counsel when matters get difficult or personal." An offshore trustee reports that "the quality of his advice is Rolls-Royce; you cannot fault it. It is good-quality, user-friendly advice."

Natasha Kapp focuses her practice on contentious and non-contentious trust matters, and assists wealthy families and individuals with the establishment and management of trusts, foundations and family offices. "We find Natasha really at the top of her game, both on the contentious and non-contentious side," says one market commentator; another reports that "Natasha has huge expertise, is strategically minded, and extremely intelligent. She is the whole package really. She always acts in our best interests and gives us very practical and strategic advice."

Patricia Montgomery advises high net worth clients and professional fiduciaries on offshore trusts law and corporate structuring issues, as well as estate planning and probates. A source says that "Patricia is really responsive and helpful on questions involving probate and the estates of clients who have assets and structures in Guernsey." One fiduciary says Montgomery is a "fantastic pair of hands and really easy to work with," and another describes her as a "hugely likeable individual - and the quality of advice we get from her is very good as well."

Russell Clark is a standout individual who wins praise for his in-depth knowledge of Guernsey trust law. He is experienced in advising high net worth individuals, families and professional trustees on contentious and non-contentious trust, estate and succession issues. An onshore lawyer says Clark is "an absolute star, both in terms of his technical ability and client-handling skills," while another enthuses: "I love to pick his brain; he is extremely clever and analytical, but balances it with a wonderful approach and he is wonderful with clients. Clients adore him. He is a really excellent trusts lawyer and he is involved in drafting Guernsey legislation. He is a leading light in Guernsey. He is absolutely brilliant."

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Guernsey

Offshore: Trusts


Konrad Friedlaender
Band 2
Natasha Kapp
Band 2
Patricia Montgomery
Band 3
Russell Clark
Band 1