Bernadette Carey

Bernadette Carey

Partner  |  Carey Olsen
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Cayman Islands
New Zealand
Australia

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Joining the partnership at Carey Olsen in Cayman, and helping to grow the firm's footprint in the private client world throughout the Caribbean and beyond.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take time to get to know your clients and what motivates them, focus on staying up to date with industry developments and trends so your contributions will be valuable, and prioritise making and growing strong connections with your peers in the market both locally and internationally.

What is your favourite quote?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" – Dr Seuss


Andreas Kistler

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Andreas Kistler

Partner  |  Carey Olsen
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey
New Zealand

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Our team at Carey Olsen has been fortunate to have been involved in a range of challenging trust matters from the non-contentious to the overtly hostile, some involving modest values and others measured in the billions. Several are now making their way through the Court process and will develop the law in Jersey and may be influential beyond. The quality of the financial services business conducted in Jersey allows us as lawyers to enjoy stimulating work and valued relationships with our trustee, protector, settlor and beneficiary clients.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

The advice I would give to rising stars, new lawyers and indeed anyone involved in the financial services industry is to be ready to adapt to change and to continue their learning at all stages throughout their career. Political and financial uncertainty as well as legal and regulatory change will remain a reality for the foreseeable future if not the rest of our working lives.

What is your favourite quote?

"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield." Warren Buffett


David Russell AM QC

David Russell AM QC

Barrister  |  Outer Temple Chambers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Australia
United Arab Emirates
England and Wales
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Asset holding structures
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Completion and implementation of the DIFC's Wealth Management Review, including enactment of new Foundations and Trust Laws.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Remember that you are part of a profession that, provided its constraints are respected and rigorously followed, contributes much to the future of the world and human freedom.
Never underestimate your capacity or diminish your ambition.

What is your favourite quote?

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money,” Margaret Thatcher.