Guernsey

Guernsey's financial services industry has developed at a considerable rate over the past 50 years and the jurisdiction is recognised as a global centre of expertise for banking, investment funds, insurance and private client services.


The Island has robust administrative, legal and regulatory infrastructures and a commitment to meeting the highest standards on tax transparency and exchange of information. In 2016 the FATF confirmed that Guernsey is compliant or largely compliant with 48/49 of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations in respect to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. 

Guernsey has an AA-credit rating from Standard & Poor's, representing the island's very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments.

Guernsey's tax neutrality facilitates substantial investment to and from the UK and Europe - there are no capital gains taxes or death or inheritance taxes in Guernsey.

Statistics about Guernsey

950+

investment funds with £249bn AUM

800+

largest captive insurance domicile in Europe with 800+ captives

25

licensed banks with deposits exceeding £93bn

No.1

leading non-UK domicile for LSE listed companies globally

Find us

PO Box 98
Carey House
Les Banques
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 4BZ
Channel Islands

T +44 (0)1481 727272
F +44 (0)1481 711052
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Carey Olsen in Guernsey

Carey Olsen’s roots in Guernsey go back to 1898. Today we are the largest law firm in Guernsey, offering our clients the full range of corporate and finance, investment funds, dispute resolution and litigation, trust and private wealth as well as property legal advice.


We work alongside all of the major international law firms, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners and our clients include global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, multi-national corporations, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth individuals, family offices, directors, trustees and private clients.  

We also provide a comprehensive range of legal services under the laws of Alderney and Sark.

Our Credentials in Guernsey

19

Partners

68

Associates

74%

advised on 74% of all new fund launches in Guernsey in 2015-16

No.1

tier one in all chapters of Legal 500

Our people