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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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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: Company Administration

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: Mergers & Acquisitions

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: Regulation and Insurance

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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: Wills and Probate

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: Company Administration

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A guide to funds in Guernsey

This Carey Olsen guide looks at investment funds in Guernsey, covering subjects including fund regulations, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, investment business, collective investment schemes, authorised funds, registered funds and service providers.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 08 May 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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A guide to the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey

Starting a business in Jersey (or relocating one there from another jurisdiction) is relatively straightforward, particularly compared to some other jurisdictions. However, there are some key issues of which you should be aware. This guide addresses the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 24 April 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Cayman Islands FATCA reporting update: the next steps

On 19 March, the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (TIA) launched its online portal for the automatic exchange of tax information, which can be accessed from TIA’s website. Reporting Cayman Islands financial institutions must register with TIA by 30 April, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 April 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

Royal Court of Jersey confirms existence of trustee’s equitable lien

In this briefing, Carey Olsen reports on an interesting recent decision from the Royal Court of Jersey which confirms for the first time that Jersey law recognises the existence of a former trustee's equitable lien over trust assets.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 31 March 2015 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

Guernsey investment funds - authorised or registered: which to choose?

In 2008, changes were made to the regulation of investment funds in Guernsey, creating two regulatory regimes for collective investment schemes. Further changes to the registered investment scheme regime were made as of 1 April 2015 - this briefing analyses the differences between the two regimes.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 26 March 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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