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Carey Olsen is a market leading offshore law firm with offices in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cape Town, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, London, Hong Kong and Singapore advising on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law.
The firm employs 400 people and its 51 partners head up a total complement of 200 lawyers. It provides legal services in relation to all areas of corporate and finance law, trust and fiduciary law, investment funds and dispute resolution as well as to private clients.
Carey Olsen works with an extensive range of clients including directors, global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, corporations, trustees, governments and private individuals including entrepreneurs. It also routinely works with leading legal advisers elsewhere on international transactions and cases involving its jurisdictions.
It is a member of the offshore magic circle.
Carey Olsen was formed in 2003 following the merger between two prominent Channel Island firms, Carey Langlois in Guernsey and Olsens in Jersey. The former had roots dating back to 1898 while Olsens was, at the time, a relative newcomer having been started in 1981 by Advocate Anthony Olsen.
The Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide places Carey Olsen in the top five law firms by the number of London Stock Exchange (LSE) and AIM clients it advises. It is the only offshore law firm to be ranked alongside UK legal advisers in the top five. (Source: The Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, January 2016 report).