Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen plans to extend its legal advice services to the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
The firm says it has encountered an increasing demand for the provision of Cayman Islands and BVI legal advice from clients and intermediaries.
"This step has been taken to respond to that demand. Our strategic approach has been to identify lawyers of exceptional ability who can replicate the high service standards to which our clients have been accustomed in the jurisdictions from which we operate," says Alex Ohlsson, Carey Olsen managing partner.
Carey Olsen's BVI capability will be led by Guernsey based partner Andrew Boyce. Prior to moving to Guernsey, Andrew practised in the BVI and is dual qualified in Guernsey and BVI law.
In the Cayman Islands advice will be offered through an experienced team, which will include Cayman Islands partners Jason Allison, Nick Bullmore and Jarrod Farley. A formal launch of the Cayman Islands office, including the announcement of new purpose-built premises, will take place in September 2012.
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