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Louise Groom Partner

Cayman Islands
+1 345 815 2933

Expertise and Professional Background

Louise Groom is a partner in Harney's Cayman Banking and Finance group and specialises in Cayman Islands law.
Louise has a vast 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, debt issuance, debt restructuring and enforcement of security) with a specialised focus on credit and security issues.  Her practice also includes providing Cayman Islands law advice on the offshore aspects of corporate transactions (corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, strategic joint ventures, takeovers and stock exchange listings) and on the local registration of specific assets, such as super yachts, aircraft and intellectual property.
Prior to joining Harneys in 2011, Louise trained and worked for seven years at Clifford Chance in London and Singapore and then practiced for three years with Walkers in the Cayman Islands.


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Shipping and Aircraft
Intellectual Property
Islamic Finance
Cayman Banking & Finance
Cayman Shipping & Aircraft

Education & Admissions

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


This Cayman guide to ship finance provides an overview of the key shipping-related issues, legal system and laws in Cayman, and explores the following questions: Due diligence 1. How does one demonstrate title to or legal ownership of a vessel... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys has acted as BVI and Cayman counsel to Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking and BNP Paribas as lenders (the Lenders) and their lead counsel, Mayer Brown (London) in a US$75 million senior debt facility, made available to Roxgold... read more


Legal 500: Louise is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 and is described as a lawyer who provides "a seamless service".

Chambers: Louise is recommended by Chambers Global which notes her "substantial expertise of handling financing and corporate transactions".

Citywealth: Louise is also recognised on Citywealth’s 2012 IFC Power Women Top 200 List. The list recognises 200 of the “most powerful women in government, private wealth, education, private client advisory and philanthropy across the international financial centres (IFCs).”

IFLR 1000, 2017: Louise is listed as a "rising star" by IFLR 1000