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 75 partners



With more than 300 lawyers we are one of the largest offshore law firms



We have over 600 people across nine international offices



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

Our brochure

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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. Established

    Founded in 1898, we are one of the oldest offshore law firms

Our credentials


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


We advise more Channel Islands funds by asset value than any other offshore law firm


We advise 8/10 of the world's largest private equity real estate firms


We have 20 Tier One rankings in The Legal 500 UK - more than any other offshore law firm


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


We advise 9/10 of the world's largest private equity firms


We advise 10/10 of the world's largest banks


We advise over 90 LSE-listed clients - more than double the number of the next nearest offshore law firm


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

Our awards and accreditations

L500 Asia Top Tier 2023

L500 Caribbean Top Tier 2023

L500 Uk Top Tier 2023

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 – Ranked

Chambers Global 2023 – Top Ranked

Chambers HNW 2022 – Top Ranked

Chamber Europe Awards 2022 Winner

Chambers UK 2023 – Top Ranked

PCA 2022 Finalist – International Legal Team of the Year (Midsize)

PCA 2022 Finalist – Private Client Legal Team of the Year (Midsize)

Bermuda Top Ten Employer 2022

Straits Times Best Law Firms Singapore logo

Private Client Global Elite logo

ePrivate client excellence awards logo

WealthBriefing European Awards logo

ISO27001 accreditation logo ---

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