22 September 2020

Carey Olsen corporate pair sworn in as Guernsey advocates

Carey Olsen senior associates Chris Hutley-Hurst and John Scanlan have both been admitted as advocates of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

Having successfully completed their Guernsey Bar exams and the Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes at the University of Caen, Chris and John were called to the Guernsey Bar at a swearing in ceremony at the Royal Court earlier this month. Both are members of the firm's top-ranked Guernsey corporate practice, with John joining in 2012 and Chris in 2014.

Chris advises on a wide range of corporate, private equity, fund and listing matters for clients which include financial institutions and local businesses, as well as leading law firms based in London and elsewhere. Chris also has significant experience in advising multinational corporates and financial institutions on international tax initiatives such as economic substance requirements and base erosion and profit shifting.

John advises both international and local clients on a broad range of corporate matters with a particular emphasis on the establishment, management, structuring and restructuring of both open-ended and closed-ended investment funds, private and listed, as well as advising on general corporate and regulatory issues.

Ben Morgan, partner and head of Carey Olsen's corporate practice in Guernsey, said: "We are delighted to see Chris and John called as Guernsey advocates and congratulate them on their success in completing the Guernsey Bar examinations. Since joining Carey Olsen, both have developed a strong practice and are valuable members of our corporate team in Guernsey."