Ashley Fife TEP is counsel in the trusts and private wealth team of Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited.
He provides advice in relation to private and commercial trusts and their underlying entities - including partnerships, companies and limited liability companies. Ashley advises in respect of the formation of family offices and regulatory issues impacting upon trustees, corporate service providers, trusts and underlying entities e.g. FATCA and CRS, beneficial ownership registers, anti-money laundering/terrorist financing and economic substance requirements.
Ashley has extensive experience having been first admitted to practice as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia in 2000 before being admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2007 and as a barrister in Bermuda in 2015. Before moving to Bermuda in 2013, he was Head of Legal at the Jersey office of Equity Trust (now known as TMF) in Jersey where he worked for 6 years.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Laws from Wollongong University, NSW, Australia and a Masters of Laws (specialising in taxation, commercial and corporate law) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Chair of the Bermuda branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Ashley regularly presents in Bermuda as well as abroad and contributes articles to leading journals on his areas of expertise.
Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited is a limited liability company incorporated in Bermuda and approved and recognised under the Bermuda Bar (Professional Companies) Rules 2009. The use of the title "Partner" is merely to denote seniority. Services are provided on the basis of our current terms of business.