Carey Olsen reaches century milestone for LSE clients

09 March 2018

Guernsey lawyers from Carey Olsen have been involved in more than half of 100 listings on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) that the firm has completed for clients.

The latest edition of the Corporate Advisers Ranking Guide reveals that  Carey Olsen rank fourth globally for the number of companies and funds it advises on the LSE, and that its 100 clients is more than double that of the next nearest offshore law firm.

Ben Morgan, head of Carey Olsen's corporate and finance group in Guernsey, said reaching such a milestone underlined the firm's reputation. 

“It cements our position as the go-to offshore law firm for London Stock Exchange listings. We boast one of the largest offshore corporate teams and that provides us with the necessary depth and expertise required to cater for our increasing market share.”

The two LSE listings which took Carey Olsen to the 100 mark were US loan specialist Marble Point Loan Financing and its admission to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment (SFS) of the LSE's Main Market, and Tufton Oceanic Assets Limited, a Guernsey registered fund, which also trades on the SFS and invests in a diversified portfolio of commercial sea-going vessels.

The Corporate Advisers Ranking Guide also confirmed that Carey Olsen has maintained its long-standing position as the leading offshore legal adviser for AIM-listed clients, advising a total of 31 clients with a combined market cap of £5.8 billion.

Guernsey is home to more non-UK entities on the LSE than any other jurisdiction.