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Geoffroy Hermanns
Of Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills


Geoffroy is a specialist investment funds and asset management lawyer with over 12 years' experience in funds, corporate and regulatory matters, based in the GCC since 2012.

He advises some of the world's leading financial institutions and asset management firms on the structuring and formation of a wide range of Shari’ah-compliant and conventional investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, hedge funds and retail/public funds. His practice covers DIFC (DFSA), UAE, QFC, Bahraini, offshore and European structures (regulated and unregulated), including hybrids. Geoffroy also has extensive knowledge of the corporate and regulatory structuring and establishment of asset management and advisory businesses as well as carried interest arrangements.

Geoffroy is recommended for investment funds by Legal 500 EMEA in 2016 and 2017, in particular for addressing the growing demand for European/Luxembourg funds in the region. Geoffroy is recommended in Chambers as an "Associate to Watch" and as a "Next generation lawyer" in Legal 500.

Agenda Sessions

  • Breaching Borders: Passporting regimes in the UAE and beyond