In addition to promoting six advocates to the partnership this summer, offshore law firm Carey Olsen has promoted seven lawyers, further strengthening its position as the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world and the largest in the Channel Islands. The firm has 200 lawyers working across seven offices, specialising in British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law.
The promotions include four new counsels: Christopher Griffin from the Jersey corporate team, Stephen Fitzgerald from the Jersey trusts and private wealth team, David Jones from the Guernsey dispute resolution practice and corporate practitioner Elizabeth Killeen from our recently opened Singapore office.
Katherine Tresca and Sharon Mallet have been promoted to senior associate level in the firm's Jersey corporate and property teams respectively, and Nichola Aldridge has been promoted to associate in the Jersey trusts and private wealth practice.
Christopher Griffin has broad experience of both general international corporate and funds work with particular expertise in private equity and hedge funds, having spent ten years in the City at Ashurst, RAB Capital plc and at SJ Berwin (now KWM). He advises on all aspects of fund launches, corporate transactions and financings.
Stephen Fitzgerald joined Carey Olsen in 2000 and qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2006. He has a broad non-contentious trust practice advising many of the leading Jersey trust companies on all aspects of trusts, foundations and private companies. His practice also includes aspects of share/cash based employee incentives and pensions.
David Jones joined Carey Olsen in 2010 and provides specialist advice in relation to business restructuring and insolvency in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters. He has been involved in many of the largest insolvencies involving Guernsey entities, ranging from investment funds to global retailers. David regularly advises the boards of distressed entities and has extensive experience acting for office holders.
Elizabeth Killeen joined Carey Olsen's British Virgin Islands office as a senior associate in 2014 and moved to the Singapore office in October 2015. She specialises in British Virgin Islands law and has a broad range of experience in corporate, commercial and financial transactions. She also advises clients on structuring, forming and maintaining regulated investment funds as well as regulatory compliance and risk management in the British Virgin Islands.
Katherine Tresca joined Carey Olsen in 2010 and works on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and private equity investments. She also advises clients on financial services regulation, joint ventures, corporate re-structuring and general corporate matters.
Sharon Mallet is an English Solicitor and joined Carey Olsen in 1997. She has a broad practice covering both residential and commercial property matters, including leases and property lendings. She acts for a number of local businesses, financial institutions and private clients and deals with licensing matters for retail and hospitality clients.
Nichola Aldridge joined Carey Olsen's trusts and private wealth practice in 2013. She acts for Channel Islands trust businesses, private trust companies and family offices, with a focus on non-contentious matters. Nichola specialises in the establishment and operation of private and commercial trust structures and has experience in dealing with complex restructurings. Her practice also includes the dissolution, reinstatement and migration of Jersey private companies.
Carey Olsen chairman, John Kelleher, said: “We provide our clients with access to skilled lawyers at every level, ensuring both expertise and value. A crucial part of this approach is developing the breadth of talent that we have in-house, which is reflected in these seven promotions."
"Across the group, we continue to see strong growth in terms of headcount, geographic footprint and the increasingly complex nature of the cross-border and cross-practice work we are instructed on."