Carey Olsen bulks up corporate and litigation teams in Caymans

Carey Olsen has expanded its corporate and litigation teams in the Cayman Islands with the appointment of
four new associates and the former head of Maples and Calder’s global corporate practice, Henry Harford, who joins as a consultant.

Harford retired from Maples and Calder in 2009 having led the firm’s corporate department for the 10 years and served variously on its management committee and the boards of its subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. Since then, he has been engaged in a range of private investment projects, start-ups and philanthropic endeavours as well as acting as director of, and
consultant to, a number of funds and investment vehicles.

The four new associates Robert Coombes, Peter Sherwood, Denis Olarou and Thomas Marriott have all recently been admitted as attorneys-at-law of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and are each solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Coombes specialises in corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and general advisory work. He was an associate at Slaughter and May and during his tenure he was seconded to a number of clients in Europe as well as to Simpson Thacher & Barlett in New York.

Sherwood advises on all aspects of insolvency litigation, general banking and commercial litigation along with noncontentious
insolvency and restructurings. He joins Carey Olsen from Herbert Smith Freehills in the UK where he was a senior associate. Prior to that he was in the insolvency group at Ashurst’s Sydney office and at Dentons in the UK .

Olarou is experienced in a range of complex, multijurisdictional, high value disputes, including corporate fraud, shareholder conflicts and professional negligence acting for and against corporates, high-net-worth individuals and government entities. Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Denis was an associate in the Global Disputes Practice of Jones Day in London.

Marriott advises on all aspects of corporate, investment funds and commercial law, including private equity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and the establishment and marketing of private
investment funds. Thomas was formerly with Ropes & Gray, Reed Smith, and Speechly Bircham, each in London.