Geoffrey P. Burgess

Partner
London
Tel: +44 20 7786 9075
Overview
Geoffrey Burgess is a corporate partner with a broad international practice in Europe (including Russia), Africa and India, with particular focus in the ... Read Full Biography

Publications

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • Deal Management During the Pandemic
    18 May 2021
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity and Healthcare in Africa
    21 April 2021
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA 2021 Annual Conference
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Preliminary Considerations and Transaction Structuring
    26 February 2021
    Nigeria Bar Association: Section on Business Law
    M&A Masterclass Series
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Managing & Resolving Shareholder Disputes
    31 October 2020
    Webinar – Aarna Law/D&P
    Webinar (India)
    Speaking Engagements
  • Cross Border M&A in Emerging Markets
    15 October 2020
    Asian Legal Business
    ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2020
    Virtual Conference
    Speaking Engagements
  • Learning from Practitioners: Practical Considerations for Securing LP Commitments from a DFI
    28 September 2020
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Member Program
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • CAMA 2020 and the Private Equity Industry
    17 September 2020
    Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Nigeria and ǼLEX
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Recent Trends and Developments in Cross-Border M&A: Impact of COVID-19
    11 September 2020
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Virtual
    Speaking Engagements
  • Global Trends in Foreign Investment Restrictions
    18 June 2020
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Overview of the COVID-Related Actions of the EU and Main State Assistance Measures Available to Employers in the UK
    30 April 2020
    Turkish Industry & Business Association
    Primer on the Economic and Political Effects of COVID-19 on the EU and the UK
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Uniting Against the Impacts of COVID-19: Legal Considerations
    15 April 2020
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    Uniting Against the Impacts of COVID-19 Webinar Series
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • An Overview of the European State Assistance Available for Companies
    7 April 2020
    Debevoise
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Using Dispute Resolution Strategies to Protect and Enhance Investment Value in Nigeria
    5 December 2019
    AELEX
    AELEX & Debevoise Joint Seminar
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Speaking Engagements
  • M&A in Emerging Markets
    10 October 2019
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Masterclass - London
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Deep Dive Case Study Workshop - Healthcare
    8 October 2019
    EMPEA
    EMPEA Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets Summit
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Look at the Healthcare Industry
    17 September 2019
    International Financial Law Review
    IFLR India M&A Forum
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Global Trends and Challenges in Healthcare M&A
    16 September 2019
    Debevoise & IDEX Legal
    Networking and Discussions on Healthcare M&A
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... Can Arbitration Best Reflect the Complexity of the M&A Transaction?
    23-24 May 2019
    International Chamber of Commerce
    5th Edition of the Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions Conference
    Warsaw, Poland
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Good Company Always Attracts a Buyer: Examining Pathways to Liquidity via Trade Sales, Secondaries and IPOs
    3 April 2019
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    16th Annual AVCA Conference
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Distressed Investing in India: New Opportunities for Funds
    20 November 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Breakfast Seminar
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Issues Facing Senior Lawyers Active in Emerging Markets
    19 November 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Emerging Markets Legal Symposium
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Distressed Investing in India: New Opportunities for Funds
    19 October 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Breakfast Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Structuring PE Deals in Africa
    20 September 2018
    International Lawyers for Africa
    ILFA 2018 – Advanced Training
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Navigating the Healthcare Market in India
    6 September 2018
    IFLR
    IFLR India M&A Forum
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Sub-Saharan Africa - Looking at the Positive Side: Can We See Results on Diversification to Counter-balance the Upheavals of the Oil Crisis?
    20 June 2018
    Iberian Lawyer
    2018 Agenda Africa Breakfast Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Exits
    12 June 2018
    Private Equity Africa
    PEA LP-GP Investor Summit
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Impact Investing Roundtable
    1 May 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Roundtable Series
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Core Transaction Agreements – Shareholder Agreements
    25 April 2018
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA Legal Agreements Training
    Marrakech, Morocco
    Speaking Engagements
  • Emerging Market Portfolio Companies: Going Public in the UK
    8 March 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Emerging Market Portfolio Companies: Going Public in the UK
    Debevoise & Plimpton, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ
    Speaking Engagements
  • Ten Golden Rules for Asian Lessors Entering the Aviation Market
    25 January 2018
    Euromoney
    20th Annual Global Airfinance Conference Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland
    Speaking Engagements
  • Management and Governance
    15 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Term Sheet Negotiations
    14 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Capital Structures
    14 November 2017
    Strathmore University
    Negotiating Impact Investments
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Speaking Engagements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    19 October 2017
    Emerging Market and the Private Equity in Africa
    EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opportunities and Trends in Healthcare – How to Achieve Scalable Impact
    17 October 2017
    Emerging Market Private Equity Association
    Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • New Governance Challenges in Emerging Market Private Equity
    16 October 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton - London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Structuring PE Deals in Emerging Markets
    25 May 2017
    Stanford University Business School
    Frontier Markets Private Equity
    Stanford, California
    Speaking Engagements
  • Structuring PE Deals in Emerging Markets
    18 May 2017
    Emerging Market Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Finger on the Pulse – Investments in Healthcare
    5 April 2017
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA Conference
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
    Speaking Engagements
  • Chapter 11 for Non-U.S. Operators
    18 January 2017
    Aviation News Limited
    Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin 2017
    Dublin, Ireland
    Speaking Engagements
  • General Effect of Brexit and the Impact of Brexit on Private Equity
    11 November 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Brexit and Private Equity Seminar
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Implementation Debate: What Stage of the Investment Lifecycle has the Most Opportunity for Creating Sustainable Value?
    25 October 2016
    FT Live/Emerging Market Private Equity Association
    Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets 2016, co-hosted by EMPEA and FT Live
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Equity Investments Core Documentation
    24 October 2016
    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    AVCA Legal Agreements in Private Equity Training Programme
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Navigating the Private Equity Landscape in India
    14 September 2016
    International Financial Law Review
    IFLR India M&A Forum 2016
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Implications for Private Funds of Brexit
    29 June 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Conference Call: Brexit - Private Funds Considerations
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • "Guinness Roundtable” – The Current M&A Environment: Trends and Drivers
    20 January 2016
    Euromoney
    18th Annual Global Airfinance Conference – Dublin 2016
    Dublin, Ireland
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Strategies: Balancing GP Interests and Maintaining Competitive and Marketable Positioning to LPs
    30 November 2015
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
    EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • African Insurance M&A: Global Insurers’ Next Frontier
    19 November 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    African Insurance M&A Roundtable Discussion
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • African Insurance M&A: Global Insurers’ Next Frontier
    17 November 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    African Insurance M&A Roundtable Discussion
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London, United Kingdom
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity in Africa
    9 November 2015
    Columbia Business School
    Columbia Business School Lectures
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Persistence, performance and returns
    27 October 2015
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association and The Financial Times
    Private Equity in Emerging Markets 2015
    InterContinental, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • How the PE Landscape Has Changed to Present New Opportunities
    10 September 2015
    International Financial Law Review
    India M&A Forum 2015
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Buying a Business Jet: Key Issues
    27 May 2015
    UBS
    Business Aviation Forum 2015
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Equity Investments: Core Documentation
    30 April 2015
    AVCA
    AVCA Legal Agreements Training
    London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Special Issues Faced in Restructurings in the Aviation Industry
    24 March 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debt Refinancings and Restructurings: Tactics and Tools to Protect Your Interests in Times of Crisis
    Debevoise & Plimpton, Moscow
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Issues and Documentation in FMPE
    6 March 2015
    Stanford Business School
    Frontier Markets Private Equity
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    Speaking Engagements
  • M&A involving BRICS and MINT countries
    26 February 2015
    IBA
    From BRICS to MINT… and Beyond!
    Wardolf Hilton, London
    Speaking Engagements