13 June 2018

Carey Olsen named best offshore firm at inaugural Private Equity Services Awards

Carey Olsen has been named 'best offshore law firm' in the fund formation category of The Drawdown's first ever Private Equity Services Awards, which took place last night at Plaisterers' Hall in London.

The Drawdown, a new private equity publication for operational professionals, launched the awards this year to celebrate and reward those service providers in the private equity market that have demonstrated exceptional customer service, innovation and product development over the past 12 months.

Carey Olsen stood out thanks to its involvement in a number of notable fund launches over the past year, including advising SoftBank on the launch of the world's largest ever investment fund, advising Global Advisors (Holdings) Limited on the launch of the world’s first regulated, crypto-denominated fund, CoinShares Fund I, and working with Northern Trust on the launch of the first commercial deployment of blockchain technology for the private equity market.

Carey Olsen funds partner David Crosland said: "We're delighted to see Carey Olsen recognised as the leading offshore law firm working in the private equity space. We have advised on some of the largest, most innovative and groundbreaking deals in the sector over the past year and this endorsement is a credit to the hard work and talent of our people. It is especially pleasing that the judging panel was made up of exactly the type of operational and legal professional that we enjoy working with on a day-to-day basis."

Collecting the award on behalf of the firm were London-based Guernsey lawyers Matthew Brehaut and Alexandra Hehir, members of Carey Olsen's corporate and finance practice.

In the past year Carey Olsen has also been recognised at The Lawyer Awards (Offshore Firm of the Year)Who's Who Legal Awards (Guernsey Law Firm of the Year), Citywealth's International Finance Centre Awards (Guernsey Law Firm of the Year) and the IFLR Europe Awards (High Yield Deal of the Year).