Carey Olsen ranked leading Channel Island law firm by IFLR

Posted: 10/10/2013

Carey Olsen's position as a leading offshore law firm in the Channel Islands for financial and corporate and investment funds work has been confirmed following the publication of the latest International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 rankings.

In Guernsey, the firm has maintained its top tier position in both categories for the fourth year running following “another strong year of transactional work”. This year has also seen the firm's Jersey rankings move into the top tier as the firm “continues to build its market share in Jersey impressively across both financial and corporate and investment funds with clear strengths in M&A and fund launches.”

The rankings note that, in addition to positive feedback from its own clients, Carey Olsen was also the firm referenced most often as the chosen alternative by other market sources if their primary counsel was unavailable with “bench strength and expertise in listed funds” highlighted as particular qualities.

One client reported: “What stands out for us is the level of engagement at partner level which isn't always seen or in evidence across the other firms that we work with.”

Client feedback praised the firm for its strong understanding of London capital markets matters and noted how “the advice given on local law also takes into account what is needed from a regulatory perspective” which is a valuable feature of Carey Olsen's legal service.

Graham Hall, senior partner and head of corporate and finance in Guernsey, said: “Our top tier status in Guernsey and Jersey, and the inclusion of our BVI office for the first time within two years of establishment, demonstrates the continuous improvement and high level of excellence on offer at Carey Olsen in partnering with our clients. This positive endorsement further validates our market position and is a credit to the hard work and talent of our people.”

The IFLR1000 is a definitive guide to the world's leading financial law firms and is based on an extensive independent research process which includes questionnaires and interviews with the featured firms, client and competitor feedback and market analysis from the past 12 months.

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