12 November 2020

15 lawyers from Carey Olsen's Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands teams recognised by The Legal 500

Lawyers and teams from across Carey Olsen's Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands offices have been recognised in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Caribbean.

A key industry guide, The Legal 500 grades law firms following a thorough and independent research process, which includes interviews with clients and peers. In total, 15 of the firm's lawyers and 15 of its practice areas have been ranked in the 2021 guide.

Carey Olsen Bermuda is ranked as a firm across six practice areas, including dispute resolution where the team 'stands out above its competitors for its responsiveness, technical expertise and commercial awareness', with other sources describing the team as 'subject matter experts'. For trusts/private client the firm is described as 'outstanding', 'extremely responsive and attuned to the needs of their clients' and skilled 'in dealing both with technical trust matters and any court-related requirements'.

The other ranked practice areas for Bermuda comprise banking, finance and capital markets; corporate and commercial; insurance/reinsurance; and regulatory and compliance.

Individually, partner Keith Robinson is once again ranked as a Leading Individual in both the dispute resolution and trusts/private client categories, while corporate partners Mary Ward (banking, finance and capital markets) and Gavin Woods (insurance/reinsurance) are also ranked as Leading Individuals. In addition, counsels Ashley Fife (trusts/private client), Kyle Masters (regulatory and compliance) and Henry Tucker (dispute resolution) are all ranked as Rising Stars.

For the BVI, Carey Olsen's dispute resolution team is commended for its 'excellent service' and 'very good attention to detail'. It is also praised for the 'seamless service' it provides between its London and BVI offices, with the team considered as the 'go-to firm for high value cross-border disputes'. The firm's other ranked practice areas for the BVI are banking, finance and capital markets; corporate and commercial; and regulatory and compliance.

Alex Hall Taylor KC, partner and head of the practice area in the BVI, is featured as a Leading Individual, while counsel Elizabeth Killeen is ranked as a Rising Star in both corporate and commercial, and regulatory and compliance.

Carey Olsen's Cayman Islands office is ranked in six categories, including trusts/private client where the firm has improved its ranking and is praised for its 'excellent lawyers', 'bench strength' and for 'being a pleasure to deal with'. Within the team Bernadette Carey is ranked as a Next Generation Partner, while counsel Graham Stoute is once again ranked as a Rising Star.

Sources describe the firm's dispute resolution team as 'having some of the strongest advocates in the Cayman Islands', while the corporate team which is ranked across four practice areas: banking, finance and capital markets; corporate and commercial; investment funds and regulatory and compliance is 'excellent technically on the law as well as being commercial which makes them a pleasure to deal with'. Another source describes the Cayman corporate team as 'by far the best law firm I have dealt with in my 20+ years as a financial services professional'.

In addition to Bernadette and Graham, the other Cayman Islands lawyers to be ranked individually include Nick Bullmore (banking, finance and capital markets), Jan Golaszewski (dispute resolution) and Jarrod Farley (investment funds) as Leading Individuals, Peter Sherwood (dispute resolution) as a Next Generation Partner and Dylan Wiltermuth (banking, finance and capital markets) as a Rising Star.

A full breakdown of Carey Olsen's rankings is available via the firm's respective Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands profiles on the The Legal 500 website.


Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited is a company limited by shares incorporated in Bermuda and approved and recognised under the Bermuda Bar (Professional Companies) Rules 2009. The use of the title “Partner” is merely to denote seniority. Services are provided on the basis of our current terms of business, which can be viewed at: www.careyolsen.com/terms-business.


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