Name: Vivienne M. Gouthro
Firm Name: Higgs & Johnson | Attorneys-at-Law in The Bahamas
Country: Bahamas
Expertise: Shipping & Maritime Law

Telephone: 242 351 5050
Fax: 242 351 4955
Email: vgouthro@higgsjohnson.com

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Professional Biography:

Vivienne Gouthro is our exclusively recommended Shipping & Maritime Law expert in the Bahamas on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vivienne directly using the contact details listed above.

Vivienne is a corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in chambers. She is chair of the firm’s Maritime and Aviation Practice Group and specialises in ship and international finance, acting primarily for financial institutions and providing legal advice on complex international finance matters and commercial acquisitions and sales. She also assists ship owners with the registration of pleasure yachts and large commercial vessels on the Bahamian Register of Ships.

Vivienne is also a part of the law firm’s Commercial Practice, Real Estate and Development Practice, Private Client and Wealth Management Practice and Intellectual Property Practice Groups and counsels clients in the sale and purchase of real estate and related financing as well as on matters relating to Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates, Intellectual Property and Immigration Law. She acts for some of the major local banks and local hotels and has assisted in the purchase and financing of large developments.

After four years at Higgs & Johnson’s Nassau chambers, Vivienne moved to Freeport to reopen the firm’s offices in Freeport, Grand Bahama. She became a Partner of the firm in 2002 and currently serves as the managing partner of the Freeport office. Her practice extends to provide a full range of corporate services to clients through the firm’s affiliate, H&J Corporate Services Ltd., including the incorporation and licensing of local companies.

Vivienne Gouthro earned an LL.M. from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and a B.A. in English and Spanish Law from the University of Kent in England and Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993 and completed her pupillage in Gibraltar. In December 1995 she joined Higgs & Johnson’s Nassau office as a Registered Associate. Vivienne was called to the Bahamas Bar in September 2007.

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