Carey Olsen opens Singapore office

Three years after the launch of its Cayman Islands office, offshore law firm Carey Olsen has opened its Singapore office following the granting of its license by the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Carey Olsen Cayman managing partner, Jarrod Farley, said the addition of a Southeast Asian office allowed the firm to provide advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law from a network of international offices that covered all time zones and key financial markets.

“We have 43 partners and over 200 lawyers across the globe; opening a Singapore office gives our clients in the region direct access to our offshore legal services in their own time zone,” he said.

“We have a long-standing track record of providing offshore advice to international law firms and clients in Asia on an extensive range of matters and transactions. Establishing an office in Singapore is a logical step for the firm.”

The new office is led by managing partner Linda Lee, who has been a high-level corporate practitioner in Singapore and Hong Kong for many years. She is joined by senior associates Elizabeth Killeen and Alan Hughes from Carey Olsen’s BVI corporate team. Ms. Lee said, “This growth represents a strategic move to build on the significant experience Carey Olsen has with clients in Asia and to strengthen the relationships we have already established.

“Our firm has a particularly good reputation for its expertise in complex cross-border matters and for acting alongside, as well as for, many of the largest international law firms. I expect the team in Singapore to grow significantly as we develop our network in Asia and we will be making further announcements of our plans in the near future.”

Carey Olsen’s Singapore office will have an initial focus on corporate and commercial transactions, including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and investment funds. The firm has one of the largest corporate teams in the offshore world with 23 partners and over 100 lawyers.