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Christopher Griffin



"The go to person for investment funds work and related corporate work in Jersey."

Legal 500

"Griffin is excellent - incisive, knows investment funds, takes the right point, wins points against the other side elegantly."

Legal 500



Chris has broad experience of both general international corporate and funds work with particular expertise in private equity, hedge and digital asset funds having spent ten years as a corporate and funds lawyer in London.

Chris advises on all aspects of fund and corporate transactions, including the legal and regulatory aspects of fund launches, and joint ventures. He also has considerable experience in dealing with the Jersey Financial Services Commission in navigating investment vehicles through the Jersey regulatory approval process as part of the Jersey funds team. He also spearheads Carey Olsen's digital asset practice, having advised on a series of token issuances, digital asset funds and exchanges.


Prior to moving to Jersey in 2011, Chris spent ten years as a corporate and funds lawyer in the City of London at two leading international firms and as in-house counsel at a leading hedge fund manager. Chris joined the Carey Olsen partnership in January 2018.

Chris read History at The University of Bristol and completed the PGDL and LPC at The College of Law (Guildford). Prior to his law career, Chris served as an infantry officer in the British Army. 

Relevant experience

 His recent transactions of note include advising:

  • Patron Capital Advisors on the launch of Patron Capital Fund VI, a European focused real estate fund focusing on distressed and/or undervalued assets.
  • Capital Pilot on the launch of Boost Fund I, a data driven systematic VC fund specialising in UK start-ups on a sector agnostic basis.
  • Radix, the layer 1 DeFi protocol, on its Olympia mainnet launch.


Awards and accolades


Chris leads Carey Olsen's FinTech practice and is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners FinTech in Jersey. He is noted as a "go-to person for all questions in relation to digital assets". Chris is also recognised as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 and Highly Regarded by the IFLR1000. Chris has niche expertise in relation to cryptocurrency and is "an excellent lawyer with commerciality and an outcome-based approach".

L500 UK Leading Individual 2024
Chris Griffin Chambers UK 2024
Chambers Fintech 2024