Offshore law firms Carey Olsen and Hempel and Boyd are entering into an association to provide their clients with British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey legal services.
Carey Olsen is an offshore law firm with offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London.
Hempel and Boyd provides BVI legal services from its offices in the BVI and Cape Town, South Africa.
The announcement of the association between the two firms follows Carey Olsen’s entry into the Cayman Islands legal market in 2012 and its launch of BVI services through its Guernsey office in 2012.
According to Alex Ohlsson (pictured), Carey Olsen's managing partner, client interest in financial and legal services in the Cayman Islands and the BVI has grown significantly over the last few years.
“Carey Olsen is committed to providing a truly client-focused service,” he says. “Our clients are increasingly looking to us to provide services in multiple jurisdictions. We opened an office in the Cayman Islands in 2012 and have been delighted with the early success of that office. Hempel and Boyd caught our attention as a young and dynamic firm with a strong client-orientated approach which matches our own ethos. Our association with Hempel and Boyd ensures that clients requiring BVI legal advice will receive the highest standards of service and expertise from Hempel and Boyd’s accomplished team of BVI lawyers.”
Clinton Hempel, managing partner of Hempel and Boyd, says: “The BVI remains firmly entrenched as one of the premier offshore jurisdictions, particularly for international transactional work and asset holding structures. I have no doubt that our clients will benefit from the multi-jurisdictional capability, which our association with Carey Olsen brings to our practice.
“Over the course of the year, our Cape Town office will expand to become the first full service, multi-jurisdictional offshore law practice in Africa. I look forward to working closely with Carey Olsen in delivering BVI legal services to our mutual clients across the globe.”