Carey Olsen

Legal Services | Cayman Islands
tel: +1 345 749 2000 | fax: +1 345 749 2100
PO Box 10008, Willow House, Cricket Square | Grand Cayman | KY1-1001 | Cayman Islands


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.

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Of Counsel


Emily  Cornhill

Emily Cornhill

Senior Associate
Jasmin  Davies

Jasmin Davies

Senior Associate
Hannah  Diss

Hannah Diss

Senior Associate
Mark  Dowds

Mark Dowds

Sarah-Jane  Hall

Sarah-Jane Hall

Jason  Mbakwe

Jason Mbakwe

Trevor  McCabe

Trevor McCabe

Senior Associate
Nigel  Smith

Nigel Smith

Senior Associate
Evan  Stitt

Evan Stitt



Henry  Harford

Henry Harford

Brian  Jacomb

Brian Jacomb

Tom  Katsaros

Tom Katsaros

Principal - Head of Funds, Singapore
Richard  Sykes

Richard Sykes



Investing in Guernsey

The benefits of Guernsey as a fund domicile Guernsey is one of the world's largest offshore finance centres with a thriving funds industry. Guernsey’s experience in private equity dates back to the early 1980s when the private equity industry was in its infancy, since then Guernsey has grown to become a leading jurisdiction for the formation and administration of private equity funds. Guernsey is also the domicile of choice for non-UK London Stock Exchange listed entities, making it the most popular jurisdiction after the UK for listed fund structures...

CIMA publishes regulatory procedures for de-registration of Cayman Islands investment funds

The Procedures reflect updates to the de-registration process for mutual funds and establish for the first time the de-registration process for private funds, which aim to create a streamlined and harmonised regime for regulated funds.  Key changes to the regime The main changes to the de-registration regime relate to the removal of the interim “License under Termination” (LUT) or “License under Liquidation” (LUL) status during a fund’s de-registration process...

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Carey Olsen recognised as Offshore Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2022

The Lawyer European Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Bankside Hotel last night and celebrated the very best of the international legal market. Carey Olsen faced strong competition from 5 other offshore law firms and won the award for legal excellence, depth and bread of expertise, commercial strength, market share and market-leading strategy. In the past year, Carey Olsen, has increasingly become the leading firm in many of its key markets and is now the largest offshore law firm in the Channel Islands and in the City of London. The firm is the top legal offshore adviser to clients listed on the London Stock Exchange, a place it has maintained for 16 successive years...

Carey Olsen advises Bregal Sagemount on final close of its $2.5 billion Fund IV

The Fund, which reached its hard cap of US$ 2.5 billion, was launched earlier this year and had a 100% limited partner participation rate. The Fund's investor base comprised institutional investors with long-term commitments to private equity, including leading endowments, pension funds, large family office investors, and key consultant relationships.The Carey Olsen team advising on the Jersey legal and regulatory aspects of the Fund's establishment was led by partner Robert Milner and supported by senior associate Arindam Madhuryya, associate Thomas Bulfin and trainee dots