Carey Olsen

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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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Ruth  Abernethy

Ruth Abernethy

Senior Associate
Lisa  Bailey

Lisa Bailey

Steven  Balmer

Steven Balmer

Senior Associate
Nicholas  Branch

Nicholas Branch

Colin  Calvert

Colin Calvert

Senior Associate
James  Cooke

James Cooke

Senior Associate
Claire  Cooke

Claire Cooke

Kim  Courtney

Kim Courtney

Rachel  de la Haye

Rachel de la Haye

Senior Associate
Alexandria  du Jardin

Alexandria du Jardin

Senior Associate
Theo  Hannah

Theo Hannah

Nicola  Hopkins

Nicola Hopkins

Senior Associate
Rachel  Jones

Rachel Jones

Senior Associate
Sarah  Kett

Sarah Kett

Andrew  Lister

Andrew Lister

Senior Associate
Daniel  Long

Daniel Long

Kirsty  McGeough

Kirsty McGeough

Senior Associate
Acsah  Nel

Acsah Nel

Kieran  Ogilvie

Kieran Ogilvie

Senior Associate
Jamie  Oldfield

Jamie Oldfield

Senior Associate
Oliver  Orton

Oliver Orton

Emma  Penney

Emma Penney

Senior Associate
Tracey  Powell

Tracey Powell

Senior Associate
Robert  Quinn

Robert Quinn

Senior Associate
Julia  Schaefer

Julia Schaefer

Senior Associate
Kellie  Sherwill

Kellie Sherwill

Allan  Skirrow

Allan Skirrow

Senior Associate
Sarah  Wallis

Sarah Wallis

Senior Associate
Melissa  Wilkins

Melissa Wilkins

Senior Associate


A guide to structured finance and securitisation in Jersey

A guide to structured finance and securitisation in Jersey Carey Olsen is a market leader in structured finance and securitisation in Jersey.  Clients of the structured finance and securitisation team include issuers, trustees, companies and global investment banks who we advise on the full range of structured finance and securitisation transactions. Clients value our experience in relation to structures involving a range of asset classes, including residential mortgages, consumer loans and credit cards...

Carey Olsen advises Shanta Gold on £156.1 million takeover by Saturn Resources Limited

Carey Olsen advises Shanta Gold on £156.1 million takeover by Saturn Resources Limited The transaction saw Saturn Resources increase its offer from 13.5 pence per share to 14.85 pence per share in order to secure the required support of Shanta shareholders, resulting in the acquisition being approved by more than 80% of the Shanta shareholders who voted at the shareholder meeting to approve the scheme. The increased offer had been unanimously recommended by the Independent Shanta Directors. The scheme of arrangement was sanctioned by the Royal Court of Guernsey on 8 May 2024 and became effective on 10 May 2024...

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A look at Carey Olsen and their prominent position in the offshore trusts and private client space

A look at Carey Olsen and their prominent position in the offshore trusts and private client space What was the winning formula of your firm/you that explains why you won? Carey Olsen is at the forefront of the offshore private client space and can attribute its win to a number of factors. It is one of the largest offshore trusts and private wealth teams with a collegiate group of lawyers who collaborate on several high-value, cross border matters...

Guernsey trusted location for pension scheme longevity swaps

Guernsey trusted location for pension scheme longevity swaps An original version of this article was first published by Captive Intelligence, May 2024 Guernsey is a popular European domicile for many UK defined benefit (DB) pension scheme longevity swaps, according to Christopher Anderson, partner at law firm, Carey Olsen. A defined benefit (DB) pension scheme longevity swap is a financial transaction used by pension funds to manage the risk of increasing life expectancy among their beneficiaries...

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