Carey Olsen partner hikes XXIV Old Buildings’ offshore links

Commercial chancery set XXIV Old Buildings has firmed up its links with the Channel Islands with the hire of partner Nicole Langlois from offshore firm Carey Olsen.

Langlois, who trained at Herbert Smith before moving to Carey Olsen in 1994, has joined as a tenant and will be looking to ramp up XXIV’s relations with the Channel Islands.

Langlois, who specialises in corporate, commercial disputes and contention trust issues, said the close ties that her new set has built with the Channel Islands will provide her practice with a natural springboard.

“This offers excellent opportunities for me to work together with lawyers in those jurisdictions in both commercial and trust disputes, where my experience as a Jersey advocate and my knowledge of Jersey law will enable me to add real value to my role as counsel,” said Langlois.

XXIV practice director Nicholas Luckman said Langlois’ expertise will fit well at the chambers.

“Her arrival supports our strategy for recruitment of experienced practitioners with strong international and domestic practices,” added Luckman.

Langlois’ appointment has come just after the set saw David Brownbill and Elspeth Talbot Rice made QCs, and four months after it snared Ian Meakin from 2 Temple Gardens, who runs XXIV’s Geneva office (The Lawyer, 1 October 2007).