Carey Olsen

Legal Services | Guernsey
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PO Box 98, Carey House, Les Banques | St Peter Port | GY1 4BZ | Guernsey


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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 250

Areas of Practice



Ruth  Abernethy

Ruth Abernethy

Senior Associate
Elliot  Aron

Elliot Aron

Senior Associate
Lisa  Bailey

Lisa Bailey

Steven  Balmer

Steven Balmer

Senior Associate
Colin  Calvert

Colin Calvert

Senior Associate
Gemma  Campbell

Gemma Campbell

Senior Associate
James  Cooke

James Cooke

Senior Associate
Claire  Cooke

Claire Cooke

Leonie  Corfield

Leonie Corfield

Senior Associate
Rachel  Datta

Rachel Datta

Rachel  de la Haye

Rachel de la Haye

Senior Associate
Alexandria  du Jardin

Alexandria du Jardin

Senior Associate
Robin  Gist

Robin Gist

Senior Associate
Rachel  Jones

Rachel Jones

Senior Associate
Sarah  Kett

Sarah Kett

Andrew  Lister

Andrew Lister

Senior Associate
Daniel  Long

Daniel Long

Lois  Madden

Lois Madden

Senior Associate
Alex  Mauger

Alex Mauger

Senior Associate
Kirsty  McGeough

Kirsty McGeough

Senior Associate
Acsah  Nel

Acsah Nel

Shumona  Neswar

Shumona Neswar

Kieran  Ogilvie

Kieran Ogilvie

Senior Associate
Jamie  Oldfield

Jamie Oldfield

Senior Associate
Oliver  Orton

Oliver Orton

Emma  Penney

Emma Penney

Senior Associate
Robert  Quinn

Robert Quinn

Senior Associate
John  Scanlan

John Scanlan

Senior Associate
Julia  Schaefer

Julia Schaefer

Senior Associate
Allan  Skirrow

Allan Skirrow

Senior Associate
Sarah  Wallis

Sarah Wallis

Senior Associate
Melissa  Wilkins

Melissa Wilkins

Senior Associate
Michelle  Young

Michelle Young



Nigel  Carey

Nigel Carey

Miranda  Dunlop

Miranda Dunlop

Professional Support Lawyer
Mike  Eades

Mike Eades

John  Greenfield

John Greenfield

Graham  Hall

Graham Hall



The cost of living crisis and maintenance orders

The Jersey Retail Price Index (“JRPI”), the main measure of inflation, was 7.9% higher in June 2022 than it was 12 months before - the highest rate of increase seen since 1992. 1 The next JRPI is due to be released in October 2022 and further significant increases are expected. Such a hefty rise in inflation is concerning – it is inevitable that people will suffer from a worrying financial squeeze.  One of the immediate issues being caused by this hike in the JRPI is in the context of maintenance orders, whether they be for spousal or child maintenance...

Out of the rabbit hole - Run-off insurance in Guernsey

Any dog owner whose hound has ever become stuck down a rabbit hole will appreciate the aphorism, “Never get into anything you don’t know how to get out of”. Like a rabbit hole, getting out of the insurance business tends to be less straightforward than getting in. For that reason, specialist “run-off” carriers offer exit solutions to insurers who have ceased writing new business. Those run-off carriers may take on responsibility for policies written by those insurers or acquire the companies themselves, thereby taking responsibility for all of the business written by them. Run-off is big business...

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Carey Olsen advises Ikigai Ventures Ltd on London listing

Ikigai was established to acquire companies with a specific focus on sustainability and ESG strategy as part of their core business. Consideration for an acquisition will likely be funded through the issuance of ordinary shares or convertible debt securities to the shareholders of the acquisition as well as capital raised through admission. Working alongside onshore counsel Pinsent Masons MPillay based in Singapore, the Carey Olsen team advising on the Guernsey legal and regulatory aspects of the admission comprised partner Tony Lane, counsel

Carey Olsen and Langham Hall support Telstra Ventures on launch of new US$350m venture fund

The Fund has raised US$350 million in commitments and aims to expand Telstra Ventures' diversified portfolio of technology focused companies, offering entrepreneurs access to revenue growth and accelerated global reach. The Carey Olsen team advising on the Guernsey legal and regulatory aspects of the Fund's establishment comprised partner David Crosland and counsel Andrew Tually...

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