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Robin Smith



“Has a good grasp of complex structures.”

Legal 500

“Robin is technically excellent whilst always displaying significant commercial nous. He is helpful, available and a pleasure to deal with.”


“Approachable, hardworking and committed.”

Legal 500

“A superb, hands-on lawyer.”

Legal 500

"Technically excellent, extremely commercial and a great guy to deal with."

Legal 500



Robin is consistently recognised for his ability to deal with a wide range of international corporate and finance transactions. He has acted on numerous significant portfolio acquisitions and disposals.  He often acts for both lenders and borrowers on complex financings, refinancings and restructurings and has significant experience in relation to the financing of investment funds.

Robin advises global banks and large corporates as well as smaller privately held entities. He also has experience advising in relation to the establishment, transfer and redomiciliation of banking business in Jersey.

Robin is a director of Carey Olsen Corporate Finance Limited which provides sponsor services in respect of The International Stock Exchange listings and regularly advises on transactions involving Eurobonds and other TISE listed securities. 

Recently, Robin advised the Government of Jersey on the establishment of the loan guarantee scheme to support local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.


Robin trained as an English solicitor in London. Following his move to Jersey in 2002, he spent six years at another leading law firm in Jersey, prior to joining Carey Olsen in February 2008. Robin is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, a Jersey advocate and was educated at King's College, London.

Awards and accolades


Robin is ranked as a leading lawyer by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000 and has been recently described as "the stand-out Jersey banking and finance lawyer". 

L500 UK Leading Individual 2024
Robin Smith Chambers UK 2024