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. Louise is consistently recommended by leading legal ranking directories including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Course) 2000
Oxford Brookes University (LLB) 1999
England and Wales 2003 (not practising)
Cayman Islands 2007
British Virgin Islands 2012
Chambers and Partners: Louise is recommended for her expertise in Cayman Islands corporate law and her “substantial expertise of handling financing and corporate transactions”.
Citywealth: Louise is 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”.
Legal 500: Louise is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 and is described as a lawyer who provides “a seamless service”.