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Our Associations

We are members of a number of professional associations and industry bodies. The list below shows a selection of these, and provides links through to the respective websites:

Academy of Estate and Trust Law

The International Academy of Estate and Trust law was conceived of and established by Judge Arthur K. Marshall, then Advisor to the California State Bar Committee on Probate and Trust Law. Presently, academicians of the association concentrate on the analysis of the substantive requirements and the tax consequences of the transfer of wealth, be it during lifetime or at death. Further, it delves into the use of such entities to preserve family businesses with multinational contacts. It studies the effect of marriage on property rights and the impact of divorce on property held by the spouses or either of them at the termination of the marriage.

Click here for the Academy of Estate and Trust Law website. 

Alternative Investment Managers Association

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,100 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than US$2.5 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.

Click here for the Alternative Investment Managers Association  website.

American Bankruptcy Institute

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the largest association of bankruptcy professionals in the US, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others. ABI is committed to serving its members with high-quality conferences, comprehensive continuing education, effective legal research, and dynamic networking opportunities.

Click here for the The American Bankruptcy Institute website.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Established in Los Angeles in 1949, ACTEC is governed by 39 Fellows who serve on its Board of Regents, six of whom are the officers of ACTEC.

Click here for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel website.

Asia Pacific Loan Market Association

The Asia Pacific Loan Market Association is a professional not-for-profit trade association which represents the interests of institutions active in the syndicated loan markets in the Asia-Pacific ("APAC") region.

Click here for the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association website.

Association for Real Estate Funds

The Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) is the body that represents the interests of its fund managers, those firms that advise and support them and the end customers that invest in our member funds. 

Click here for the Association for Real Estate Funds website.

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) was established in 1997 for lawyers specialising in contentious trust and probate work. 

Click here for the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists website.

British Venture Capital Association

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) are an industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK.

Click here for the British Venture Capital Association website.


Chancery Bar Association

The Chancery Bar Association was established in 1935 and is the oldest specialist bar association. The association represents the interests of the Chancery Bar on the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board, as well as providing education to members and promoting the Chancery Bar to clients and potential clients. 

Click here for the Chancery Bar Association website. 

Channel Islands' Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is an international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution. CIArb provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators. It also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation and development of all ADR methods.

Click here for the Channel Islands' Chartered Institute of Arbitrators website. 

Commercial Fraud Lawyers' Association

The Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association (CFLA) was established in 2009 and has grown to over 200 members consisting of legal practitioners from a variety of large City law firms; specialist white collar crime firms; barristers’ chambers; and Government departments. The CFLA meet to share and improve knowledge relating to commercial fraud. 

Click here to visit the Commercial Fraud Lawyers' Association website.

Employment Lawyers' Association

Employment Lawyers' Association represents the views of over 6000 specialist qualified employment lawyers in the UK, promotes the best practice of employment law and supports the work and interests of UK employment lawyers. 

Click here for the Employment Lawyers' Association website. 

Fund Finance Association

The Fund Finance Association (FFA) is a non-profit industry association in the fund finance market, co-located in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Click here for the Fund Finance Association website. 

Guernsey Association of Trustees

The Guernsey Association of Trustees (GAT) is the industry representative body for fiduciary licence holders in Guernsey. Its membership largely consists of Trust and Company service providers and individuals in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and fully regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as either Full or Personal licensees, but also extends to lawyers, accountants, compliance professionals and other individuals locally with an interest in the fiduciary industry.

Click here for the Guernsey Association of Trustees website. 

Guernsey Investment & Funds Association (GIFA)

The Guernsey Investment Fund Association (GIFA) was established in 1989 as a trade association to represent the Island’s growing fund management industry. GIFA’s principal objective is to protect and enhance the collective interests of its members.

Click here for the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association website. 

Hong Kong Venture Capital Association

Established in 1987, the HKVCA's mission is to encourage a vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. The HKVCA provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members; promotes industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards; and represents the views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies.

Click here for the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association website. 


INSOL International is a world-wide federation of national associations of accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency. There are currently over 44 Member Associations with over 10,500 professionals participating as members of INSOL International. 

Click here for the INSOL website. 

Insolvency Lawyers Association

Founded in 1989, the ILA provides a forum for lawyers practising in the fields of insolvency law and restructuring practice to co-operate on matters of professional interest, to network, to share know-how, and to represent the ILA’s view to Government and to other professional bodies having an interest in insolvency law and restructuring practice. 

Click here for the Insolvency Lawyers Association website. 

Insurance Managers Association of Cayman

The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman – represents the international insurance industry in the Cayman Islands. We liaise with government and the regulator on the industry’s behalf to ensure our members’ interests are at the forefront of any discussion. 

Click here for the Insurance Managers Assocation of Cayman website.

International Association of Privacy Professionals

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. IAPP is the world’s largest global information privacy community. 

Click here for the International Association of Privacy Professionals website. 

International Bar Association

The International Bar Association was established in 1947 and born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world's bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. In the ensuing 75 years since its creation, the organisation has evolved, from an association comprised exclusively of bar associations and law societies, to one that incorporates individual international lawyers and entire law firms. The present membership is comprised of more than 80,000 individual international lawyers from most of the world’s leading law firms and some 190 bar associations and law societies spanning more than 170 countries.

Click here for the International Bar Association website. 

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

The International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation was founded in 1993 to empower and encourage women in the insolvency field.

Click here for the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation website. 

Jersey Funds Association

The Jersey Funds Association (JFA) represents the Island's well-established and growing funds industry. Its mission is to work with members, regulators and government legislators to develop a sustainable world leading ecosystem for cross border alternative funds business and promote those benefits to agreed target markets.

Click here for the Jersey Funds Association website. 

Loan Market Association

The objective of Loan Market Association is improving liquidity, efficiency and transparency in the primary and secondary syndicated loan markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). By establishing sound, widely accepted market practice, they seek to promote the syndicated loan as one of the key debt products available to borrowers across the region. As the authoritative voice of the syndicated loan market in EMEA, the association works with lenders, law firms, borrowers and regulators to educate the market about the benefits of the syndicated loan product, and to remove barriers to entry for new participants.

Click here for the Loan Market Association website. 

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) is an association formed to help resolve disputes that arise between professionals and their clients.

Click here for the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association website. 


R3 represents insolvency practitioners, lawyers, turnaround and restructuring experts, students, and others in the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround profession. R3 provides technical support, education and training, networking opportunities, and guidance amongst other things.

Click here for the R3 website. 

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. Their mission is to inspire confidence in families planning their assets across generations by setting and upholding high professional standards, informing public policy, promoting education, and connecting practitioners globally to share knowledge and best practice.

Click here for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners website. 

The Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts

The Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES) was formed in the Channel Islands as a professional body for those practising, or interested in, restructuring and insolvency. ARIES offers membership to solicitors and advocates, accountants and financial advisors, business turnaround consultants, lenders, investment bankers, trustees and others with an interest in the fields of restructuring and insolvency. 

Click here for The Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts website.

ThoughtLeaders4 | FIRE

Fraud. Insolvency. Recovery. Enforcement. ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE is the global Asset Recovery community that brings together key practitioners across contentious insolvency, fraud litigation and international enforcement.

Click here for the Thought Leaders 4 | FIRE website. 

ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client

ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client is a community designed for all practitioners involved in the Private Client intermediary network. The association provides technical and practical insights, events, networking opportunities, and a community for industry professionals.

Click here for the ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client website. 

Women in Fund Finance

Women in Fund Finance (WFF) was created in 2017 by the alternative industry association, the Fund Finance Association, to support diversity and the participation of women in the private equity, private equity real estate and infrastructure fund finance community. Led by three committees of senior women executives, WFF is focused on the increased engagement, recognition and promotion of women leaders within the fund finance industry globally.

Click here for the Women in Fund Finance website. 

World Services Group (WSG)

Carey Olsen is an exclusive member of World Services Group (WSG), a leading global legal network of top ranked independent firms across more than 150 jurisdictions. This affiliation guarantees our clients access to resources in a wide range of locations and service areas.

Click here for the World Services Group (WSG) website.