Vivienne Gouthro

Higgs & Johnson - Bahamas


Freeport, Grand Bahama


Highly regarded

Women Leaders

English and Spanish

Bar admissions:

England & Wales



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Vivienne is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with 30 years of experience in chambers in England, Spain, Gibraltar and The Bahamas.

  • Acted as Bahamian counsel in a complex international finance transaction with respect to the financing of a Bahamian ship with a term loan of 45,561,633.13 revolving credit facility.
  • Acted as Bahamian counsel to a collateral agent with respect to the transfer of Bahamian security over several Bahamian registered vessels from one banking association acting as mortgagee to another mortgagee with respect to several ship financing transactions valued at $510 million.
  • Acted as Bahamian counsel with respect to the proposed purchase of a commercial complex building in Grand Bahama to house the local university in a central and downtown location valued at $3 million.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Project development


  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Shipping
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of England and Wales
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Grand Bahama Chapter- Director since 2004
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)

  • University of London ,Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, England — LL.M. Commercial and Corporate Law
  • University of Kent, Canterbury, England -B.A. (Hons) – English and Spanish Law (with a year abroad at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)