Caroline Chan

Caroline Chan

'A technically strong and very responsive practitioner'

Overview

I am a Partner and Guernsey Advocate with experience practising across a range of corporate and commercial areas. My specialisms include corporate and M&A transactions, investment funds, private equity, finance and security work, regulatory advisory work and stock exchange listings.

After studying law at Oxford, I trained and qualified as an English solicitor with Allen & Overy, where I spent nine years, including three in their Hong Kong office. On returning to Guernsey in 1998, I spent nine years at Ozannes, followed by eight with another offshore law firm, becoming a partner in 2008. I re-joined Mourant Ozannes in 2015.

Professional qualifications

  • Advocate, Guernsey, 2003
  • Solicitor in Hong Kong, 1994 (currently non-practising)
  • Solicitor in England and Wales, 1991 (currently non-practising)

What the directories say

Caroline is listed as a leading individual and is in the 'hall of fame' in Legal 500 UK's 2020 publication. She is listed as "highly regarded" in IFLR1000 2020.

Chambers UK, 2019 states that 'Caroline Chan is "always helpful and extremely responsive. She thinks and writes clearly with prompt and useful advice," according to sources.'

'Caroline Chan is 'thorough and engaging,' Legal 500, UK 2019.

Caroline is listed as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A and Banking and Finance in Legal 500 UK 2017. It comments that Caroline's "calm professionalism enables clients to reach agreement on commercially difficult points, and her strong negotiation skills enable clients to maintain perspective when things become difficult".

Chambers & Partners UK, 2017 lists Caroline as a Ranked Lawyer for Corporate & Finance (including investment funds) and comments that she is a "technically strong and very responsive" practitioner and is "great to work with".

Caroline has also been ranked Financial and Corporate and Investment Funds in IFLR1000 and is described as an "Excellent technician, always responsive, attentive to detail, very pleasant to work with.”