ESTABLISHED IN 1898, 2015 (Singapore), 2016 (Hong Kong)
Managing Partners: Michael Padarin (Hong Kong), Anthony McKenzie (Singapore)
Number of partners: 59
Number of associates: 230
Carey Olsen has a global network of nine offices, including Singapore and Hong Kong. We are a leading offshore law firm with more than 250 lawyers, and provide Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey legal advice. Our clients in Asia have direct access to our specialist lawyers in their own time zone, and in the context of their own commercial environment. We also have offices in London and Cape Town.
We have strong fund practices in the Caribbean and Asia, and are the market leader for funds advice across the Channel Islands. As a firm, we advise all 10 of the world’s top banks and all 10 of the world’s top private equity firms, and we also act for clients listed on a range of international stock exchanges – including the HKEx, SGX, SSE and TISE.
Clients turn to us for advice on the most challenging cross-border assignments, and in recent years we have been involved in the launch of the world’s largest investment fund, for SoftBank Group Corporation, and a series of landmark acquisitions of real estate assets by Asian investors.
The scale of our practice enables us to structure a team appropriate to our role, and as a full- service firm we can draw on specialists from our regulatory, private client, employment, litigation and property teams to advise on the wider elements of a transaction, as required.
As a leading financial services centre and an established hub for many international firms, Singapore represents a gateway to Asia for Carey Olsen and our banking and finance, corporate and commercial, investment funds and trust offerings. We have a proven track record of providing offshore advice to international law firms and clients in the region on an extensive range of matters and transactions.
The Singapore office is headed up by managing partner Anthony McKenzie, who is an experienced Cayman practitioner and specialises in corporate, finance and investment fund matters. Fellow Singapore partner James Noble leads Carey Olsen’s litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Asia and advises on BVI and Cayman Islands law.
Hong Kong’s reputation as a first class business centre has seen exponential growth for offshore financial and legal services in recent years. Our Hong Kong office is headed up by corporate partner Michael Padarin, a specialist in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and investment fund matters, with a particular focus on private equity and venture capital funds. Fellow corporate partner James Webb specialises in Cayman Islands and BVI law and advises on a wide range of corporate and finance transactions.
Partner Jeremy Lightfoot leads our Hong Kong dispute resolution and litigation practice and advises on high value and complex commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters under the laws of the BVI and the Cayman Islands.
We work alongside many of the major international law firms, accountancy firms and insolvency practitioners, and our clients include global financial institutions, investment funds, private equity houses, corporate service providers and multinational corporations.
Key Practice Areas
Banking and finance; Corporate; Dispute resolution and litigation; Family offices; Investment funds; Listing services; Regulatory; Restructuring and insolvency; Taxation and economic substance; Trusts and private wealth.
Carey Olsen (Hong Kong) LLP
Suites 3610-13, Jardine House
1 Connaught Place
Tel: +852 3628 9000
Contact: Michael Padarin
Carey Olsen Singapore LLP
10 Collyer Quay
#24-08 Ocean Financial Centre
Tel: +65 6911 8310
Contact: Anthony McKenzie
Bermuda • British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands • Guernsey
Jersey • Cape Town • London