Created Date:
24 August 2020

Carey Olsen a finalist for two STEP Private Client Awards

Carey Olsen is a finalist for both the International Legal Team of the Year and Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year categories at the 2020/21 STEP Private Client Awards.

The awards, which will take place virtually on Wednesday 9 December, highlight excellence among private client lawyers, solicitors, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisers, and are widely acknowledged as the most prestigious awards in the private client and wealth management industry. In total, STEP received 319 entries for the 21 categories.

With recognition in two categories, Carey Olsen is the only offshore legal provider to be shortlisted twice at a firm-wide level. Winners will be decided by an expert judging panel that represent internationally renowned solicitors, lawyers, accountants, financial advisers, barristers and trust companies.

Bernadette Carey, partner and head of the trusts and private wealth practice in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands, said: "To be named among the finalists for these two categories at the STEP Private Client Awards is fantastic news for the firm and a major endorsement of the high standards of client service and legal advice we are offering across our trusts and private wealth practice in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey."

Carey Olsen has one of the largest trusts and private wealth teams in the offshore world with 50 partners and associates providing advice on the laws of Bermuda, the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey to local and international clients and their advisers.

The firm was also recently shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year at the annual Chambers High Net Worth Awards, having won the same category last year.