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Konrad Friedlaender


Konrad is a consultant in the trusts and private wealth department and specialises in contentious and non-contentious trust matters, pensions, employee benefit schemes and share option schemes.

He advises on the establishment and administration of complex private and corporate trust structures as well as all regulatory matters relevant to the trust and company administration sector. He has advised on the establishment and continues to be adviser to some of the largest endowments and philanthropies established on the island.

Konrad also advises on the structuring and establishment of corporate vehicles and has a particular interest in non-contentious insurance matters and insurance regulation. 

He represents trustees, protectors and beneficiaries in various high value contentious trust matters aided by his extensive experience gained over 40 years of involvment in contentious matters.

Konrad is ranked as a leading individual by Legal 500 UK for private client, trusts and tax and by Chambers HNW. He was on the leading lawyers honours list of the Citywealth Leaders Lists in 2020.


Konrad qualified as a South African attorney and conveyancer in 1984, and as a Notary Public in 1985. He is also a Solicitor of England and Wales and was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2005. Prior to joining Carey Olsen in 2001, Konrad was a partner in the firm Jan S de Villiers (now incorporated with Werksmans), a leading Cape Town legal practice, where he was head of litigation. He became a partner in 2006.

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What our clients say

"Konrad brings a practical and balanced approach to all issues and can see things from many angles - fiduciary, commercial, and regulatory. He is also an excellent diplomat who can help defuse challenging situations."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"Konrad is just fantastic, one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful, considered lawyers around."

Chambers and Partners HNW

"His turnaround time is superb and his responsiveness is fantastic, you never have to ask twice for him to get something done."

Chambers and Partners HNW

Konrad is "hugely experienced and has a prominent reputation in Guernsey."

Chambers UK

“An extremely trustworthy and thoughtful advocate" who is "particularly strong on the pensions side".

Chambers UK