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Tom Carey


Tom is a partner in the corporate and finance group. He advises clients both locally and internationally on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including private equity, investment funds and restructurings.

Tom acts for asset managers, banks and fund promoters on the structuring and establishment of closed-ended and open-ended collective investment schemes. He also advises on corporate transactions including insolvency and restructuring as well as banking and real estate finance. He specialises in permanent capital vehicles, TISE, AIM and Main Market listings as well as all aspects of private equity.

Tom is consistently listed in the International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers.


Tom began his career with a training contract at Norton Rose in 1998-2000. He qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in October 2000 and then joined the corporate finance team at Norton Rose in 2000-2002. He was in-house counsel at Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited from 2002 to 2004. He joined Carey Olsen in August 2004 and was made partner in 2008. Tom was appointed as a non-voting member of the Board of Commerce & Employment within the States of Guernsey between 2012 and 2015.

Tom is Deputy Batonnier of the Guernsey Bar Council.

Tom was elected as a member of the States Complaints Panel and Independent Review Board.

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What our clients say

“Excellent, Tom's ability to quickly grasp complex matters and then provide clear, concise and pragmatic advice is invaluable.”


"Stands out for his ability to identify the key elements of the most complex situation and to present practical solutions."

Legal 500

"Tom Carey has a sharp mind with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of corporate law.”

Legal 500

“Great technical knowledge” and “prominent place in the market.”

Chambers UK

“The best lawyer in Guernsey.”

Legal 500