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Geoffrey is a partner of the London office of the international law firm HFW. He specialises in insurance and reinsurance. He has been based in Sao Paulo since February 2013 and is a consultant to CAL Advogados – a new Brazilian law firm set up in 2018 – which works in cooperation with HFW.
Geoffrey has acted on cases in most jurisdictions in Latin America. He has also coordinated the licensing of a number of reinsurance companies entering the Latam market. He acts mainly for international insurers, reinsurers and brokers based in Europe and Latin America. He specialises in resolving complex, cross-border claims, principally arising from property, energy (onshore and offshore), casualty, marine and D&O risks.
He is a member of the British Insurance Law Association and is recommended in the Chambers Latin America directories, with clients highlighting his 'very direct knowledge and understanding of the local markets besides all the insurance coverage issues' and 'his good feel for what clients need during insurance and reinsurance disputes'. He is also recommended as one of Brazil's leading insurance and reinsurance lawyers in Who's Who Legal: Brazil 2017.