Keystone Law Isle of Man’s managing director Geoff Kermeen has been named Offshore – Isle of Man ‘Lawyer of the Year’ 2025 by the international peer-review publication Best Lawyers.

Best Lawyers ranks the world’s top individual legal talent. The esteemed ‘Lawyer of the Year’ title is given to one lawyer with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Geoff is a Manx Advocate with a practice that includes a wide range of Isle of Man corporate, regulatory and structured finance work. In particular, he has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor to lenders, investors and developers in the commercial real estate sector, and has advised upon the purchase, sale, financing and restructuring of many high-profile prime assets throughout the Isle of Man and the UK.

Geoff said:

“It is obviously a great honour to be acknowledged by other lawyers in this way, but this is really a recognition of the whole Keystone Law Isle of Man team and its depth of experience and proven ability to deliver for clients.”

In addition to Geoff’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ title, he was also recognised in the Guide as a leading practitioner in ‘Offshore’. Geoff is joined by Pensions advocate Ben Hughes who was also ranked in ‘Offshore’.

Geoff was one of the founders of Keystone Law Isle of Man upon its launch in 2016. Under Geoff’s leadership, the Isle of Man team has grown to over 12 senior lawyers.

The Isle of Man firm is supported by a carefully curated team of over 400 lawyers within the Keystone Law group and advise on a broad range of matters spanning banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment, commercial, corporate, e-gaming, pensions, real estate, and trusts.

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