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Carey Olsen Named Offshore Law Firm Of The Year

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has been named international offshore law firm of the year by leading mergers and acquisitions publication ACQ.

This is the fourth successive occasion on which Carey Olsen has received this award, the firm having been given the leading offshore law firm accolade in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The ACQ Global Awards celebrate the best advisors working across the world. The firms are nominated by the magazine’s 31,000 subscribers working in the M&A field, including private equity houses, investors, bankers and lawyers. The process is fully independent and confidentially collated.

“Carey Olsen has been a lead advisor on a number of recent high profile M&A deals and we believe it is the high level of service and our demonstrable expertise which has been acknowledged here,” Carey Olsen chairman John Kelleher said. “We are particularly pleased with the client-focused law firm of the year award which demonstrates that our commitment to provide clients with the highest standards of service is recognized by those with whom we work.”

Carey Olsen most recently advised Close Brothers Group plc on the landmark sale of its trust, fund administration, asset management and banking businesses in Jersey and Guernsey to Kleinwort Benson for GBP29.1m (USD48m). The deal between two of the biggest administration groups in the Channel Islands was the largest sale across the islands in recent years.

With more than 140 lawyers, Carey Olsen offers a full range of legal services, including corporate and commercial, funds, banking and finance, trusts and fiduciary, commercial and residential property, employment, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution.