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Prior to joining Forbes Hare, Louis worked at the London commercial bar and at leading law firms in London, Dublin and Cayman.
Louis acts in financial services disputes, cross-border insolvency and professional negligence actions. He has particular experience of advising and appearing in freezing and third-party disclosure applications in international fraud and asset-tracing matters. He has acted in matters before the English High Court, the Privy Council, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Court of Arbitration, the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal, the Irish High and Supreme Courts, as well as the BVI and Cayman Courts.
Louis is widely published in matters relating to commercial litigation. This includes contributing chapters to “Arbitration World” (Sweet & Maxwell) and co-authoring chapters of “International Insolvency”, (Sweet & Maxwell), “Group insolvency, consolidation of debts and directors’ duties and liabilities in the Cayman Islands” (Practical Law), “Corporate Governance”, “Commercial Litigation” (both Sweet & Maxwell) and “International Civil Fraud”, (Thomson Reuters).
Louis obtained a first class honours degree in Law and German from Trinity College, Dublin as an exhibition scholar. He read law for a year at Universität Göttingen, Germany where he obtained the level 1 state exam in German Civil Law and was awarded the Butterworths prize for securing a distinction.
He went on to obtain a Masters in Law (LL.M.) from University College London (with two distinctions), where he subsequently tutored in contract and tort. He obtained the B.C.L. at Oxford University as a Prendergast and Challis scholar. At Oxford he focused on corporate insolvency, restitution and private international law.
Admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in BVI in 2018.
Admitted as an Attorney to the Cayman Bar in 2014.
Recently passed the exams to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2004 as a Bedingfield scholar and completed pupillage at 3 Verulam Buildings as an Atkin scholar (currently non-practising).
Admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in England & Wales (currently non-practising).
Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland (currently non-practising).
Insolvency and restructuring