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Andreas Kistler



"Andreas is a stellar name on the contentious side. He is very good to work with, really knows his onions and has some good cases under his belt."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"He is very good-quality - an academic lawyer who understands the nuts and bolts of the law so when you come to cutting-edge areas he has a very strong grounding."

Chambers UK

"Impressive in the rigour of his legal and strategic analysis."

Chambers UK

"Is able, thoughtful and careful: all the things necessary to be a great advocate."

Chambers UK

"Andreas demonstrates an innate ability to navigate his way through the most complex of issues and distil them down to practical and clear guidance and advice. He has a fantastic ability to think on his feet, assess and guide you down the right path in the most pressured of circumstances. His advice is always well reasoned and persuasive but delivered in clear and concise terms."

Chambers and Partners HNW



Andreas Kistler is a partner in Carey Olsen's trusts and private wealth and litigation teams in Jersey. He specialises in the court-related aspects of the trusts and private wealth team's practice and has acted in numerous cases involving allegations of breach of trust, fraud and professional negligence, both for plaintiffs and defendants. He also has experience of mediation of such disputes.

He is also regularly involved in applications by trustees for administrative directions, applications by trustees and beneficiaries for relief on grounds of mistake, applications for orders approving compromises of disputes on behalf of minor, unborn and unascertained beneficiaries and applications for rectification of trust instruments. In addition, he practises all other aspects of Jersey commercial litigation, including disputes concerning Jersey companies, contractual disputes and Jersey intellectual property rights.

Andreas is ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners High Net Worth, and features in the 2024 Private Client Global Elite Directory.


Andreas was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2003. He joined Carey Olsen at the end of 2005 and became an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and a partner in 2013.

Relevant experience

His practice has seen him engaged in proceedings brought in the Jersey Courts by trustees, beneficiaries and non-beneficiary spouses in connection with matrimonial proceedings abroad. He acted in the landmark case of J v K [2016]JRC110 which concerned a disputed application to give effect to a letter of request to obtain information about a Jersey trust for the purpose of foreign matrimonial proceedings involving one of the beneficiaries. He also resisted the appeal in the Jersey proceedings concerning the Poon divorce [2015]JCA109, where the Trustee's decision to exclude the wife from further benefit under the Trust was upheld.


Awards and accolades


Andreas has been recognised in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite listings in 2021 and is named in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guides in offshore dispute resolution and trusts categories in Jersey. Andreas is listed in Who's Who Legal for Private Client and Asset Recovery and also features in the 2024 Private Clients Global Elite Directory.

L500 UK Leading Individual 2024
Chambers High Net Worth 2023 - Andreas Kistler
Andreas Kistler Chambers UK 2024
Chambers Global 2023 - Andreas Kistler