31 January 2013

Carey Olsen named Offshore Law Firm of the Year by clients

Leading law firm Carey Olsen has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year, in the Crown Dependencies, at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2013.

The awards were launched in 2012 to highlight the excellence of the advisers and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international financial centres. The winners are those judged to have excelled in achievement, innovation, expertise and service.

In the last 12 months Carey Olsen, which already had offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London, has expanded into other international financial centres. In 2012, the firm opened an office in the Cayman Islands and, in 2013, the business entered into an association with the offshore law firm Hempel and Boyd, which provides British Virgin Islands legal services from its offices in the British Virgin Islands and Cape Town, South Africa.

Karen Jones, Citywealth editor, said: “Carey Olsen received praise for consistency of standards and work from the judges. This strategy has paid off for them. This win consolidates their position as a leading international law firm.”

The awards are voted for online by clients and industry peers and, this year, around 3,000 online votes were cast. The votes were monitored by an international panel of industry judges.

Chairman, John Kelleher, said: “Our lawyers are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and the establishment of our offices in the Cayman Islands and our association with Hempel and Boyd in the British Virgin Islands means we have been able to extend the scope of our legal services. Winning the Citywealth Offshore Law Firm of the Year is particularly important to Carey Olsen as it is voted for directly by clients and peers. It is a positive endorsement regarding the quality of the service and expertise our lawyers provide across the firm and within the international financial centres in which Carey Olsen and our clients operate.”