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About Geoffrey

Geoffrey is a partner of HFW and a foreign consultant to Costa, Albino & Rocha Sociedade de Advogados (CAR) in Brazil.

He is an English lawyer and is registered as a foreign lawyer with the OAB in Brazil. He has been based in Sao Paulo since February 2013. 

Geoffrey acts mainly for international insurers, reinsurers and brokers, based in Europe and Latin America (Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries). He specializes in resolving complex, cross border claims, principally arising from property and business interruption (onshore and offshore), casualty, marine (including yachts) and D&O risks. 

Geoffrey 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 ‘exceptional practitioners’ in Who’s Who: Brazil 2017. Geoffrey is a member of BILA (British Insurance Law Association). He has presented on insurance and reinsurance related issues in the UK and in various countries in Latin America.

Geoffrey is editor of HFW’s interactive map of insurance and reinsurance law in Latin America. Please find the request form for the most recent version of the map here.

Geoffrey is qualified in England and Wales.