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Carey Olsen is a market leading offshore law firm. We deliver exceptional services to our clients from the key offshore financial centres of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. We also have an established presence in Cape Town and the City of London.


We're consistently the firm of choice for clients and advisers who refer work to our jurisdictions.


Our firm offers a partner-led service. We employ 300 people and our 42 partners head up a total complement of 185 fee earners. We provide legal services in relation to all areas of corporate and finance law, trusts and fiduciary law, investment funds and dispute resolution as well as to private clients.


We work with an extensive range of clients including directors, global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, corporations, trustees, governments and private individuals including entrepreneurs. We also routinely work with leading legal advisers elsewhere on international transactions and cases involving our jurisdictions.

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Interpleader actions and the summary judgment rules: welcome clarification from Guernsey's Royal Court

The Royal Court of Guernsey has clarified for the first time the application of the Royal Court Civil Rules in relation to the use of the summary determination and judgment procedure in interpleader actions. The judgment provides helpful guidance, as this Carey Olsen briefing explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 27 August 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

A guide to the duties of a director under BVI law

This Carey Olsen guide sets out an overview of the duties and liabilities imposed on a director of a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, covering fiduciary duties, maintaining records and registers and the duty of care.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 24 August 2015 | Practice Area: Directors

A guide to flexible working & family friendly rights under Jersey law

This 'starting point' guide addresses the fundamentals of flexible working and family friendly rights under Jersey employment law. Changes are set to come into force this September which will introduce a right for employees to request flexible working, as Carey Olsen explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 17 August 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Continuation of a company out of the British Virgin Islands

This briefing looks at the circumstances in which the Registrar of Corporate Affairs may de-register a British Virgin Islands company which proposes to be registered by way of continuation as a body corporate under the laws of any jurisdiction outside the British Virgin Islands.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 29 July 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

The advantages of using a Guernsey company for a UK listing

Guernsey has for some time been the domicile of choice for non-UK companies listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, the Alternative Investment Market and the Specialist Funds Market. This briefing explains the advantages of using a Guernsey company as the vehicle for an LSE listing.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

Continuation of a company into the British Virgin Islands - the key points to consider

The BVI Business Companies Act 2004 permits a company incorporated in a foreign jurisdiction to continue as a company in the British Virgin Islands provided the Registrar of Corporate Affairs is satisfied that certain criteria have been met. This briefing sets out the key points to consider.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 01 July 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client

Improved squeeze out provisions under the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008

Following feedback from practitioners and industry, the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 is due to be amended in a number of respects. Those changes include significant changes to the squeeze out provisions, as set out in this Carey Olsen briefing.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 24 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate

Hedging longevity risk: accessing the global reinsurance market via Guernsey

The use of Guernsey incorporated cell companies and incorporated cells has proven to be an effective solution for trustees wishing to access the global reinsurance market for purposes of hedging longevity risk by establishing their own captive insurer in Guernsey, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 15 June 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client

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Making a will in Guernsey: the key issues

This Carey Olsen briefing highlights the key issues that any individual domiciled in Guernsey and/or owning Guernsey real estate should consider when drawing up a will. It also highlights foreign wills for non-resident/non-domiciled individuals holding assets in Guernsey.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 08 June 2015 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

Relocation, relocation, relocation? Key issues when considering a business move to Guernsey

In this briefing, Carey Olsen tackles some common queries posed by prospective licensees about having a physical presence and operating their business from within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, of which Alderney is a part.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 22 May 2015 | Practice Area: Betting Gaming and Leisure

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