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Adrian Sarchet

Senior Associate

Adrian’s principal speciality is in company law and he was the author of Carey Olsen’s Guide to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended).  He also specialises in the law relating to limited partnerships and provides corporate support to the litigation and dispute resolution group on complex corporate cases.

Adrian is regularly instructed by global law firms and financial institutions and is the principal contact for a number of leading funds.

Adrian's recent notable transactions include acting for Aviva plc in its £5.6 billion acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited by way of a Guernsey Scheme of Arrangement.


Adrian qualified as a solicitor with Martineau Johnson in September 2001.  He joined Carey Olsen in October 2001.  He was called as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in January 2002. 

Recent Briefings

07 February 2017

Cell Companies in Guernsey

Guernsey introduced legislation permitting the formation of cell companies through the Protected Cell Companies Ordinance in 1997 – the first country in the world to do so.

07 February 2017

Guernsey Incorporated Cell Companies

Key features

23 January 2017

Lessons for directors arising from recent commission enforcement actions

In contrast, between September 2014 and December 2016 the Commission issued 11 public statements and prohibited 12 persons from performing functions under the relevant regulatory laws.

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