A personal approach to global business

Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm. We advise on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law across a global network of eight 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 48 partners


With 200 lawyers we are one of the largest offshore law firms


We have 380 people across eight international offices


We practise 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

Our Credentials


We work with 25 of the world’s largest law firms by revenue


We have advised on 74% of all new funds business in Guernsey since July 2015


We have advised on 49% of all new funds business in Jersey since July 2015


We hold 16 Tier one directory rankings in Legal 500 across our practice areas


We are legal adviser to over 1,200 funds across the Channel Islands


We represent 9 of the world’s top 10 private equity firms


We represent 7 of the world’s
top 10 largest banks


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


Leading adviser on The International Stock Exchange (TISE)

Our people