Carey Olsen

Legal Services | Bermuda
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Rosebank Centre, 5th Floor, 11 Bermudiana Road, Pembroke | Bermuda | HM 08 | Bermuda


Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm. We advise on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law across a global network of nine international offices. We are a full-service law firm working across banking and finance, corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity, trusts and private wealth, dispute resolution, insolvency and property law. Our clients include global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, multi-national corporations, public organizations, sovereign wealth funds, ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices, directors, trustees and private clients. We work alongside all of the major onshore law firms, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners on corporate transactions and matters involving our jurisdictions.

Our advice is delivered by an approachable and experienced team of globally-minded lawyers who work in partnership with our clients to help them achieve their objectives. We have the expertise and resources to handle the most complex international transactions combined with a personal approach to business. In the face of opportunities or challenges, our clients know that the advice and guidance they receive from us will be based on a complete understanding of their goals and objectives combined with outstanding client service, technical excellence and commercial insight. Whether playing a lead or a supporting role, we always look at the bigger picture.

Year this Office was Established: 1898
Lawyers Worldwide: 250

Areas of Practice


Of Counsel

Lucy  Cook

Lucy Cook

Legal Counsel - Corporate Manager
Ashley  Fife

Ashley Fife

Michael  Frith

Michael Frith

Managing Director - Senior Counsel
Xia  Li

Xia Li

Daniel  Moore

Daniel Moore

Kent  Smith

Kent Smith

Tiffy  Wan

Tiffy Wan



Adam  Collieson

Adam Collieson

Senior Associate
Emma  Duffy

Emma Duffy

Senior Associate
Alexandra  Fox

Alexandra Fox

Monique  Hansen

Monique Hansen

Laura  Kearns

Laura Kearns

Senior Associate
Nicholas  Lee

Nicholas Lee

Oliver  MacKay

Oliver MacKay

Senior Associate
Cheri  Minors

Cheri Minors

Senior Associate
Keivon  Simons

Keivon Simons

Marcus  Symonds

Marcus Symonds

Oliver  Wade

Oliver Wade

Senior Associate


Celine  Chan

Celine Chan

Business Development Manager - Asia
Honor  Desmond-Tetlow

Honor Desmond-Tetlow

Senior Consultant
Eason  Huang

Eason Huang

Legal Manager
Winnie  Lo

Winnie Lo

Legal Manager
Gregory  Stachura

Gregory Stachura

Professional Support Lawyer


Legislative and regulatory developments in Bermuda for Q2 2022

AML/ATF and Sanctions The Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing) Regulations 2008 require the Bermuda regulated sector and relevant persons to put in place policies and procedures in order to prevent activities related to money laundering and terrorist financing and to apply enhanced customer due diligence to high-risk jurisdictions...

The Cayman Islands restructuring regime: A new dawn?

The current regime Under the current regime in the Cayman Islands, the only option for a company to obtain a moratorium on claims, and to benefit from what is often seen as necessary breathing room to explore a restructuring, is for a winding up petition to be issued against the company and for the company to be placed into provisional liquidation, with provisional liquidators (JPLs) appointed over the company on a light-touch basis with the mandate to explore a restructuring of the company’s liabilities. The provisional liquidation regime is generally seen as effective and flexible, and is frequently used by companies seeking to pursue a restructuring in the Cayman Islands...

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Carey Olsen named as a finalist in the 2022 eprivateclient Excellence Awards

The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of firms across the UK and offshore legal, tax, fiduciary and advisory professions over the past year. In total, the judging panel has shortlisted 28 firms across 11 award categories. Carey Olsen has previously enjoyed success at the awards, having won the Offshore Law Firm (multi-jurisdiction) category at the inaugural eprivateclient Excellence Awards in 2021. News of the shortlisting follows the firm's success at the recent Chambers Europe Awards, where it was named Offshore Law Firm of the Year...

Carey Olsen advises Brazilian start-up Destaxa on seed funding round

Destaxa, which was founded in 2021, provides merchants with a solution to point of sale (POS) payment processing issues by offering access to all major payment schemes and acquirers through a single exchange-traded fund integration. Destaxa routes payments through the most cost-efficient rails, resulting in savings for merchants and a seamless reconciliation experience. The Carey Olsen team working alongside onshore counsel Cooley LLP comprised partner Alistair Russell and associate Emily Cornhill. The team advised on the Cayman law aspects of the seed funding round...

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