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New practice head for Carey Olsen

New practice head for Carey Olsen

Tuesday 19 February 2019

New practice head for Carey Olsen


Carey Olsen has named partner Elaine Gray as the Head of its Dispute Resolution and litigation practice in Guernsey, taking over from former head of department Karen Le Cras, who has been appointed to a new role as global general counsel to the firm.

Ms Gray joined the firm as counsel in 2012 before being promoted to partner in 2015. She advises local and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation, employment, regulatory and intellectual property (IP) matters, and has acted on some notable offshore litigation matters including the landmark Tchenguiz case.

On her appointment, she said: "I am delighted and privileged to be named head of the Guernsey dispute resolution and litigation practice and to work alongside such an impressive and dynamic group of lawyers. We continue to see an increased volume of instructions in this practice area and it's my goal to ensure we remain committed to delivering the strongest offshore, cross-border dispute resolution, litigation and insolvency offering we can."

As the firm's first global general counsel, Ms Le Cras' role is to provide legal and regulatory advice to the firm, covering a wide range of risk management, regulatory and compliance issues.

Ms Le Cras said: "I am excited to take on the challenge of the new role as global general counsel to the firm, the creation of the role reflecting Carey Olsen's position as a leading global offshore law firm and demonstrating its commitment to maintaining the highest standards when it comes to legal, risk and compliance issues. I am very much looking forward to working with my fellow partners on a global basis to drive forward new initiatives to ensure that we always deliver the highest standards to our clients."

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Pictured: Karen Le Cras will remain a partner in the dispute resolution and litigation team alongside her new role. 

Pictured top: Elaine Gray has been named the head of Carey Olsen's dispute resolution and litigation practice in Guernsey.

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