A personal approach to global business

Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm. We advise on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law across a global network of nine international offices.

We are a full service law firm working across banking and finance, corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity, trusts and private wealth, dispute resolution, insolvency and property law.

Our clients include global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, multi-national corporations, public organisations, sovereign wealth funds, ultra high net worth individuals, family offices, directors, trustees and private clients. 

We work alongside all of the major onshore law firms, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners on corporate transactions and matters involving our jurisdictions.

Our advice is delivered by an approachable and experienced team of globally-minded lawyers who work in partnership with our clients to help them achieve their objectives. We have the expertise and resources to handle the most complex international transactions combined with a personal approach to business.

In the face of opportunities or challenges, our clients know that the advice and guidance they receive from us will be based on a complete understanding of their goals and objectives combined with outstanding client service, technical excellence and commercial insight.

Whether playing a lead or a supporting role, we always look at the bigger picture.


Our firm is led by more than 50 partners


With more than 230 lawyers we are one of the largest offshore law firms


We have more than 400 people across nine international offices


We practise Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law

Our brochure

To find out more about Carey Olsen, download our brochure here.


Why instruct us?

  1. Leadership

    We provide partner led advice

  2. Proven

    We have the strength in depth to handle the most complex and specialist work

  3. Location

    We operate across all time zones and key financial markets

  4. Advisers

    Our lawyers advise on significant legislative changes and industry developments

  5. Reputation

    We are consistently ranked as a top tier law firm in the leading legal directories

  6. Experience

    We provide value by effectively delegating work to talented lawyers at the appropriate level

  7. Trusted

    We have deep and long-lasting relationships with our clients, intermediaries and regulators

  8. Award winning

    Offshore Law Firm of the Year - The Lawyer Awards, 2017 and 2018

Our credentials


We work with all 25 of the world’s top 25 law firms


We advised on 70% of all new funds in Guernsey (July 2017-18)


We advised on 66% of new investment funds across Guernsey and Jersey. (July 17-18)


We have 18 Tier One rankings in The Legal 500 UK - more than any other offshore law firm


We advise more investment funds based in the Channel Islands than any other offshore law firm


We advise all 10 of the world's largest private equity firms


We advise all 10 of the world's largest banks


We advise more LSE-listed clients than any other offshore law firm


We are the leading adviser for listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE)

Our awards and accreditations

Offshore Law Firm of the Year,
Legal 500 UK

18 Tier One Rankings,
Legal 500 UK

Offshore Law Firm of the Year,
The Lawyer 2017 and 2018

Top 35 Under 35,
eprivateclient 2019

Chambers and Partners UK,
Offshore Firm of the Year 2019

Bermuda's Best Employer 2019,
Royal Gazette Top Ten Employers Awards

Chambers and Partners UK,
Top Ranking Firm 2020

Chambers and Partners HNW,
Top Ranking Firm 2019

Chambers and Partners Global,
Top Ranking Firm 2019

High Yield Deal of the Year,
IFLR Europe 2018

Our people