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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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New managed accounts exemption opens doors for Jersey fund managers

A new exemption from the requirements of Jersey's Financial Services Law has been introduced which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to service qualifying segregated managed accounts without further regulation in Jersey, while still benefiting from Jersey's 0% corporate income tax rate.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 11 December 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Guernsey issues bulletin to update draft guidance notes on FATCA-based reporting

On 21 November the States of Guernsey Income Tax published a bulletin updating the most recent iteration of the draft guidance notes issued jointly by the Crown Dependencies on 28 July regarding the implementation under domestic law of FATCA-based reporting. This briefing summarises the key points.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 03 December 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

Marketing offshore alternative investment funds into the EEA: the Guernsey, Jersey & Cayman view

This Carey Olsen briefing reviews how non-EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and EU AIFMs of offshore alternative investment funds in the jurisdictions of Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands are dealing with the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 20 November 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Jersey private trust companies - the key issues to consider

Private trust companies (PTCs) have been widely used in international structured finance transactions, and are now used increasingly by high net-worth private clients. Carey Olsen considers key issues relating to the establishment and use of a Jersey PTC in the context of private wealth management.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 12 November 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

An overview of the creation and use of Jersey law trusts

Jersey is a leading jurisdiction for the establishment and management of trusts, as it has a large and well-qualified professional trust sector, modern trusts legislation and an effective judicial system. This Carey Olsen briefing looks at Jersey trusts in more detail.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 07 November 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

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A guide to non-charitable purpose trusts in Jersey

Purpose trusts have become an increasingly important part of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984. Unlike traditional trusts, there is no need for a purpose trust to have a living beneficiary. The uses of a purpose trust are varied, and are described in detail in this Carey Olsen briefing.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 28 October 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

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Employee benefit trusts: a useful tool for companies looking to deliver benefits to employees

Notwithstanding recent negative stories in the press, a well-structured employee incentive arrangement operated through an employee benefit trust (EBT) can still deliver real value to a company and its employees. Jersey is an attractive jurisdiction in which to locate an EBT, as Carey Olsen reports.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 22 October 2014 | Practice Area: Employee Share Schemes

A guide to the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012

The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force fully on 2 January this year. The new law updates and improves the current law relating to security interests in intangible movable property. This Carey Olsen briefing summarises the key advantages to creditors of the new law.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 15 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

MiFID 2: implications for BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey firms

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive is an EU law that aims to harmonise the regulation of investment services across the European Economic Area. In July this year, a revised MiFID entered into force - this briefing sets out the implications for third country firms as they currently stand.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 09 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Do I need a separate Channel Islands will?

Guernsey and Jersey are not part of the UK and are separate independent jurisdictions for probate purposes. It is not essential for you to have a separate will to cover your Channel Island assets, but there are certain benefits, as this Carey Olsen briefing explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 07 October 2014 | Practice Area: Wills and Probate

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