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Louise Groom Partner
Cayman Islands
+1 345 815 2933

Expertise and Professional Background

Louise Groom specialises in Cayman Islands law. She has a broad range of onshore and offshore experience and regularly advises local and international banking and commercial clients on Cayman Islands legal aspects of finance transactions (secured lending, asset finance, project finance, acquisition finance and structured finance) and corporate transactions (corporate restructurings and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, strategic joint ventures, takeovers and stock exchange listings). Prior to joining Harneys in 2011, Louise worked as an associate with Walkers in its Cayman office for 3 years.
 
Before moving offshore, Louise worked with Clifford Chance for more than 7 years in its Singapore and London offices where she focused on advising international clients on multi-jurisdictional and cross-border acquisition, banking and project finance transactions. Louise also spent time on client secondment at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore.

Whilst at University, Louise was awarded both the Cavendish Law Prize in 1997 for Law student of the year and the Linnells Law Prize in 1999 for obtaining the highest marks in the University in Law.

Expertise

Banking and Finance
BVI
Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Shipping and Aircraft
Intellectual Property

Education & Admissions

Education
Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Course) 2000
Oxford Brookes University (LLB) 1999
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 2003 (not practising)
Cayman Islands 2007
British Virgin Islands 2012

Publications

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law 2014 (the Law) came into force on 21 May 2014. Subject to certain exemptions, the Law allows for the direct enforcement of contractual rights by third parties in contracts to which they are not a party. Prior... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys acted as Cayman counsel to Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley in connection with their respective senior secured financing commitments for the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in a holding company that... read more

Directories

Recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 Caribbean 2013.
Recommended by Chambers as a foreign lawyer (Corporate/M&A) and noted for her "substantial expertise of handling financing and corporate transactions".