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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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Qualifying partnerships: the Guernsey solution

In a move believed to be the first of its kind, Carey Olsen has helped a client to form a Guernsey LLP to act as general partner of a UK limited partnership for the purpose of ensuring that the UK limited partnership was not subject to the UK Partnership Accounts Regulations 2008.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 01 September 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs

A guide to incorporated cell companies in Guernsey

A Guernsey incorporated cell company (ICC) is a company which has the power to establish incorporated cells as part of its corporate structure. This briefing describes an ICC's key features and summarises the formation, structure and liquidation procedures particular to this type of company.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

A guide to protected cell companies in Guernsey

This Carey Olsen briefing describes the key features of a protected cell company and summarises the formation, structure and the liquidation procedures particular to this type of company.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Insurance linked securities - why Guernsey is becoming a jurisdiction of choice

Insurance linked securities are investment instruments whose value is directly related to insurance risk and whose performance is therefore not correlated with other asset classes Guernsey is becoming a jurisdiction of choice for investment structures that are exposed to ILS, as Carey Olsen reports.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 07 August 2014 | Practice Area: Securitisation

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An overview of the legal framework underpinning Guernsey’s insurance sector

Guernsey's position as Europe's leading captive insurance domicile has made the jurisdiction renowned for captive insurance activity - much of which provides general insurance cover to UK parents. This Carey Olsen article summarises the legal framework underpinning Guernsey's insurance sector.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 06 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

Cell companies in Guernsey - a summary of the law as it stands

Guernsey introduced legislation permitting the formation of cell companies through the Protected Cell Companies Ordinance in 1997 – the first country in the world to do so. This Carey Olsen briefing summarises Guernsey law relating to protected and incorporated cell companies.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 05 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Companies (Jersey) Law 1991: significant upcoming amendments

Jersey has adopted the Companies (Amendment No.11) Jersey Law 2014, representing the most significant amendment to Jersey’s company law in recent years. The changes include many innovations which are expected to be of considerable interest to those who use Jersey companies in their structures.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 01 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the implications for Cayman investment funds

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act requires financial institutions globally to report on their US taxable accountholders or suffer a 30% withholding tax on US source income. In this briefing, Carey Olsen looks at the implications for Cayman Islands investment funds and other related issues.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 24 July 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Pre-nuptial agreements - wedding bells or alarm bells?

The English Law Commission has concluded that couples should be allowed to decide in advance how their assets will be shared if their relationship comes to an end, by preparing a "qualifying nuptial agreement". Carey Olsen looks at how the Jersey and Guernsey courts might deal with such agreements.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 July 2014 | Practice Area: Family Law

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Plane and simple - why you should register your aircraft in Guernsey

Guernsey's aviation registry, 2-Reg, offers the opportunity to register in Guernsey private and corporate aircraft (not being used for commercial air transport) based anywhere in the world. In this briefing, Carey Olsen explains why 2-Reg stands out from other aircraft registries.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 30 June 2014 | Practice Area: Air

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