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BLC Robert & Associates

2ND FLOOR, THE AXIS, 26 BANK STREET, CYBERCITY, EBENE 72201, MAURITIUS
Tel:
Work +230 403 2400
Fax:
Fax +230 403 24 01
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Web:
www.blc.mu
Ebene, Port Louis

Jason Harel

Tel:
Work +230 403 2400
Email:
BLC Robert & Associates

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Jason is a co-founding partner of BLC Robert and boasts substantial experience in corporate M&A, workout transactions as well as taxation. He generally practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate insolvency, real estate, tax but also advises on litigation matters.

Consistently identified as a ‘leading practitioner’ in his field by legal directories, Jason acts for public and private companies, banks, hotels and real estate on a range of acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Jason sits on a number of boards of directors including African Legal Network (ALN) and IBL Ltd. He is also the chairman of a family controlled hotel group.

Prior to joining BLC Robert and after completing his pupillage with Grays’ Tax Chambers, the leading tax chamber in the UK, Jason was a senior associate within the Trade Finance and Project Finance Group of Denton Wilde Sapte LLP in London from 2000 to 2005. Jason is also a Chartered Accountant and worked for Kingston Smith in their corporate insolvency and restructuring divisions. He is qualified as a Barrister both in England and Wales and the Republic of Mauritius.

Languages

English and French

Member

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Mauritius Bar Association

Education

Inns of Court School of Law

Qualified as Chartered Accountant

University of Wales, Aberystwyth – LLB(Hons)


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BLC Robert & Associates impresses with ‘rapid response times’, ‘excellent client relationship management’ and packs a particular punch in assisting with transactional matters. In a recent highlight, managing partner Iqbal Rajahbalee successfully represented a group of six defendants, which included investment funds and a financial advisor, in a financial services dispute. Other senior partners include ‘stand out lawyerJason Harel) and Fazil Hossenkhan who has ‘great knowledge and practical experience’.

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    Mauritius is the first country in the southern hemisphere to have recently revamped its data protection legal regime by repealing the previous Data Protection Act 2004 (" DPA 2004 ") and adopting a new law, namely the Data Protection Act 2017 (" DPA 2017 ") following the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (" GDPR ") in the European Union. 
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  • Harmonising the GDPR in Mauritius

    Mauritius is the first country in the southern hemisphere to have recently revamped its data protection legal regime by repealing the previous Data Protection Act 2004 (" DPA 2004 ") and adopting a new law, namely the Data Protection Act 2017 (" DPA 2017 ") following the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (" GDPR ") in the European Union. 
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