Created Date:
29 September 2022
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Carey Olsen recognised as top offshore law firm with a clean sweep of Tier One rankings in The Legal 500 UK

Carey Olsen has been named as a top offshore law firm in the UK and Channel Islands having achieved a Tier 1 ranking across all 20 categories in The Legal 500 UK, making it the only offshore firm to achieve a clean sweep.

In addition to the Tier 1 practice rankings for the firm's offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London, 15 lawyers were named in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame (which identifies individuals who have been recognised for continued outstanding performance and praise from clients), 7 were named as 'next generation partners', hinting at further growth on the horizon and 21 were identified as 'rising stars' in the legal profession in their jurisdictions.

Highlights from this year's client feedback describes Carey Olsen as a "best in class" firm with "strong senior leadership". Further commentary added that "the team is fully dedicated to a matter 24/7 until it is closed. As a client, you get the impression that they only service you. Responsiveness and solution-oriented advice is second to none. They intuitively know what the client wants and deliver it. All the time and energy is dedicated to finding the optimal solution for the client without compromise or exceptions."

The London office which has gained Tier 1 status for the first time received feedback that they provide a "first class professional service for all our needs in these jurisdictions. As the team are based in London, they are easily contactable and very responsive."

Jasmine Amaria, managing partner of the firm's London office said: "Our London practice has grown rapidly, and it is fantastic that our highly experienced team here is now recognised in Tier 1. We are a full-service firm based in the heart of the City of London with a friendly team who provide a global and highly commercial perspective for our clients.  This recognition is testament to their capability and commitment." 

Alex Ohlsson, group managing partner, said: "To achieve Tier 1 ranking across all practice areas in our Jersey, London and Guernsey offices is outstanding and we are immensely proud of the recognition the firm has gained for our dedication to our clients and our expertise in offshore law.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and peers for their very positive feedback and to our teams at Carey Olsen for the excellent effort they continue to contribute to making Carey Olsen a market-leading firm."

The firm's full rankings are as follows:

Guernsey – Banking and finance; Capital markets; Commercial property; Corporate and M&A; Dispute resolution; Employment; Insurance; Investment funds; Private client, trusts and tax (all Tier 1).

Jersey – Banking and Finance; Capital markets; Commercial property; Corporate and commercial; Dispute resolution; Regulatory and white-collar crime; Employment; Family; Investment funds; Private client, trusts and tax (all Tier 1).

London – Offshore firms (Tier 1).