Bertrand Géradin

Partner Luxembourg
Bertrand Géradin
Very user-friendly and responsive to client needs. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Overview

Bertrand heads the corporate practice in Ogier’s Luxembourg office. He specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity structures and transactions including management incentivisation, as well as group reorganisation. He also has significant experience in the setting up of investment vehicles. He has more than 15 years’ experience with law firms in Luxembourg, London, Brussels and Philadelphia with a particular focus on Luxembourg-related transactions. He is a member of the Luxembourg Bar and has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.
  • Background & experience

    Bertrand advises hedge funds, private equity, real estate and venture capital clients and multinational companies in connection with corporate and finance restructurings, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, establishment and structuring of international transactions.

    Bertrand's practice also encompasses restructuring and corporate recovery, creditor rights, insolvency and shareholder disputes. He has working experience in Belgium, England and the United States.

    Bertrand is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 and IFLR1000 directories.

    Prior to joining Ogier, Bertrand was a partner of a global elite law firm in Luxembourg and worked for a magic-circle firm in Luxembourg and London.

    Bertrand is a lecturer on civil law and corporate governance at the University of Luxembourg and regularly speaks at seminars in Luxembourg on a broad range of topics. He also has been a panel member at various conferences in Asia.

    He graduated with an LL.M in ICT Law and Management from the University of Namur, having previously studied law at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve and University of Saint-Louis as well. He also obtained a Master’s degree in tax from the Solvay Business School.

    Bertrand is qualified in Luxembourg and England & Wales and speaks French,

    Admitted in:

    • 2000 – Brussels, Belgium (not practising)
    • 2006 - Luxembourg
    • 2013 – England & Wales
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  • Recognition

    Very user-friendly and responsive to client needs. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
    Culturally sensitive and pragmatic. Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000 2020
    Recommended Lawyer for the Corporate and M&A practice in Luxembourg The Legal 500 Europe, 2019
    The strength of Bertrand is that he understands the client's needs first and also the client's business, which enables him to make proposals Client feedback 2019
    He is commercially orientated and he easily understands areas that need to be focused on, it is a pleasure to collaborate with him Director of an international fiduciary company, November 2017
    Recommended Lawyer for the Corporate and M&A practice in Luxembourg The Legal 500 Europe, 2018
    Notable practitioner IFLR 1000 2018
    We truly appreciate the efforts and support of you (Bertrand Geradin, Partner) and your team. We look very impressed and look forward to working with you again on other matters Client feedback 2018
    Recognised Lawyer IFLR 1000 2017
    Recommended Lawyer for the Private Equity Practice in Luxembourg Chambers Europe 2017, Private Equity
    Recommended Lawyer for the Corporate and M&A practice in Luxembourg The Legal 500 Europe, 2017
    Recommended Lawyer for the Corporate and M&A practice in Luxembourg The Legal 500 Europe, 2016