Geoff Davis concentrates his practice in domestic and international corporate transactions, including all phases of structuring, drafting and negotiating private equity investments (including funds, venture capital, co-investments and direct investments), mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, securities offerings (and periodic reporting matters), and secured and unsecured loan transactions for large and small private and public companies, financial institutions, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds based in the Middle East.

Geoff represents clients investing in a broad range of industry groups, including emerging technologies, green energy, biotech, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, banking, foods, shipping and terminals, real estate, textiles, chemicals and information systems. He also has experience representing clients in corporate reorganizations to ensure their corporate structure is in alignment with their strategic goals. He represents investors and companies receiving funding in connection with the preparation and strategic negotiation of the terms of investments, restructurings, expansions and exits. He has extensive global experience in private equity transactions on behalf of one of the largest private equity investors in the world and has consummated more than 200 substantial private equity transactions in the US, Europe and Asia. This has given him invaluable in-depth experience in understanding the cultural, legal and economic considerations and risks implicated by complex international transactions.

Geoff has also structured unique market-leading global custody and securities lending agreements between institutional investors and many of the world’s leading financial institutions and developed “state-of-the-art” investment management agreements that have been broadly utilized by institutional investors.

In addition, Geoff is active in assisting companies in formation, raising capital and acquisition strategies. He has represented numerous companies during various fundraising rounds and subsequent initial public offerings, advising on strategy and corporate governance obligations and, when necessary, class action litigation. He is a director of Cabot Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a Singapore investment advisory firm, and has acted as a director of Puma II, an offshore private equity fund, and Benefactor, Inc., a factoring company.

Geoff attended Amherst College, where he was selected to be the research and teaching assistant for Henry Steele Commager, the senior historian of the college. He was selected as a John Woodruff Simpson Fellow and Evan Carroll Commager Fellow while receiving his master’s degree in international law from Cambridge University.

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  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 1987
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Cambridge, LL.B., 1982
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1980


  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • New York, 1985
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2010

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  • Author, “Investment Restrictions are Outweighed by Funding Opportunities,” Cayman Financial Review, September 2012.
  • Co-author, “Co-Investments: The Potential, The Pitfalls and The Protections,” Financier Worldwide, April 2005.
Speaking Engagements
  • Contributor, Capital Thinking Radio Show, March 31, 2011.
  • Moderator, “An Industry Perspective on Central Counterparties: Are they the ‘Good,’ the ‘Bad’ or Just ‘Neutral’ for the Advancement of the Securities Lending Industry?” 17th Annual Beneficial Owners’ International Securities Lending Summit, Scottsdale, AZ, February 13-16, 2011.
  • Panelist, “Old School Vs. New School Lending Debate: The Pros/Cons of Different Routes to Market for Today & the Future,” Beneficial Owners’ International Securities Lending & Collateral Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ, February 3-5, 2016.
  • Panelist, Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference, American University Kogod School of Business, 2015-2022.
  • Panelist, “State of the Money- An Update on Funding Options for Emerging Growth and Middle-Market Businesses,” ABA Business Law Section, CLE Program, November 19, 2010.

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