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Geoff Kermeen

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Offshore: Corporate & Finance - Isle of Man

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Geoff Kermeen sustains a broad practice encompassing both corporate and finance elements. His clients include financial institutions and private equity funds.
"He is excellent, responsive and commercial." "He is very approachable and provides timely, commercial advice."
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Practice Areas

Geoff is a Manx Advocate with a practice that includes a wide range of Isle of Man corporate and structured finance work. He has particular experience in advising lenders, investors and developers in the UK and European commercial real estate sector, and in recent years has advised upon many high-profile CRE transactions for blue chip clients relating to prime assets (mainly located in London).

Geoff is a regular attendee at real estate industry events and is a member of the Investment Property Forum. He also works closely with leading advisors in London in developing the Isle of Man’s important role in attracting international business and investment to the City and the UK.

Career

Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2015, Geoff worked at Cains.

Professional Memberships

Member of Investment Property Forum.

Experience

- Advising TMF Trustee Limited (TMF) in respect of a major Senior Secured Notes Offering by international satellite operator Telesat Canada (Telesat)

- Advising Lloyds Bank PLC on various transactional banking and finance advice

- Advising ING Bank N.V., London Branch on various real estate finance matters

- Various real estate finance advice to Henley Investments Group

- Advising Kennedy Wilson UK in respect of its £280m acquisition (via an Isle of Man SPV)of 111 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London (Daily Telegraph HQ)

- Advising a major UK-based hotel investment group in respect of corporate due diligence and financing regarding its proposed £130m acquisition of an Isle of Man SPV owning a central London hotel

- Advising a major UK-based developer in respect of the financing of several major student accommodation development projects throughout the UK

- Advising several major European lenders in respect of the restructuring and re-financing of a group of Isle of Man incorporated SPVs owning in excess of £1bn of London real estate assets

- Advising a leading alternative lender in respect of an investment and development loan facility in respect of the development of several data centres in London Docklands

- Advising a syndicate of banks in respect of a £300m re-financing of the London Trocadero

- Advising a major German bank regarding a £300m loan facility in respect of the re-financing of a landmark London riverside hotel

- Advising various parties in respect of several distressed loan portfolio acquisitions including Rock/Salt

- Advising and assisting on the establishment and winding-up of an Isle of Man purpose trust structure utilised by two major investment banks to acquire and dispose of debt secured on a high-end Monaco residential development

- Advising NAMA in respect of several distressed loans to Isle of Man incorporated entities, including the consideration of enforcement options, the appointment of receivers and taking of additional security

- Advising a major UK lender regarding enforcement options and the appointment of receivers and/or administrators in respect of an Isle of Man property unit trust holding approx. 20 UK properties

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Geoff Kermeen

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