Offshore global law firm Carey Olsen has received further
industry recognition for its work in corporate and investment funds
in the IFLR1000 2016 rankings.
Carey Olsen, who recently announced the opening of its Singapore
office, has retained its top tier positions across Guernsey and
Jersey in the Financial and Corporate and Investment Funds
categories. The firm's growing Caribbean teams were also
recognised for their expertise and rapid development as part of
Carey Olsen's global network.
Clients described the firm's lawyers as "experts in
their fields" that are "ready to provide specific advice,
tailored to our needs". Clients also praised the firm's
"practical, responsive, cost effective and highly
professional" approach and its ability to provide support in
connection with a range of investment funds, regulatory and
financial services projects.
The International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) rankings
are a guide to the world's leading financial law firms and
based on extensive independent research, which includes interviews
with the featured firms, both client and competitor feedback and
market analysis from the past 12 months.
Highlighted deals demonstrated Carey Olsen's ability to
coordinate transactions across multiple jurisdictions. One notable
example was the joint BVI and Jersey advice given to China-based
Reignwood International (Group) Company Limited in relation to the
£135 million acquisition of Wentworth Golf Club. BVI partner
Clinton Hempel and Jersey partner Peter German advised.
Further highlighted deals across the firm included:
Advising the States of Guernsey and
Jersey alongside global law firm Clifford Chance LLP on their debut
issuances of £330 million and £250 million bonds, led
respectively by Jersey partner Simon Marks and Guernsey partner Tom
Advising Inflexion Private Equity on
its investment in business-to-business exhibition organiser
CloserStill Media Ltd, led by Guernsey partner Andrew Boyce and
senior associate James Stockwell
Advising Cyprotex plc on its listing
of fixed rate redeemable and convertible loan notes on the Cayman
Islands Stock Exchange (CSX), led by Cayman Islands partner Nick
A total of 11 lawyers were recognised as 'Leading
Lawyers', a category that profiles individuals who have proven
themselves to be among the best in their respective markets and who
have a track record of innovative work.
These included partners Christopher Anderson, Andrew Boyce,
Graham Hall and Ben Morgan in Guernsey, partner Clinton Hempel in
the British Virgin Islands, Jersey partners Mike Jeffrey, Robert
Milner, James Mulholland and Alex Ohlsson, Jersey consultant
Nicholas Crocker and Jersey senior associate James Fox.
'Rising Stars' across the firm included partner Tom
Carey and senior associates Andrew Tually and Alex Mauger in
Guernsey and partners Nick Bullmore and Jarrod Farley in the Cayman
Carey Olsen chairman, John Kelleher, said: "These results
reinforce our strong performance in corporate and investment funds
where our international team continues to develop its practice.
"The opening of our Singapore office gives us further
opportunity to build on this success."
The results come shortly after the firm maintained its tier one
status across 15 practice areas in the Channel Islands in the
prestigious Legal 500 rankings. Carey Olsen holds more tier one
rankings than any other offshore law firm.
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