Rising Stars

Leading firms in Mauritius


Capitalising on its international footprint, Appleby services a plethora of multi-jurisdictional financial institutions, as well as domestic and international corporations across regulated industries like energy, tech and agriculture. The firm is retained on an array of corporate and commercial matters, with non-contentious and contentious mandates split respectively between Malcolm Moller‘s corporate team and Yahia Nazroo‘s dispute resolution team. The former advises on complex, high-value M&A transactions, financing and securitisations, and regulatory compliance and due diligence, while the latter counts among his specialisms commercial and trust disputes, insolvency proceedings, and gaming and betting law. Sharmilla Bhima contributes extensive experience in international arbitration and the enforcement of foreign judgments, and Farzanah Nawool excels in banking and finance law. Dushyant Ramdhur left the firm in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Malcolm Moller; Yahia Nazroo

Other key lawyers:

Sharmilla Bhima; Farzanah Nawool


‘A deep understanding of the Mauritian system and its players.’

‘Appleby will work all hours and go to all lengths to get the material prepared. Nothing is too much trouble. They are agile and able to hear new information and change their minds – key from a client perspective.’

‘Above average availability and responsiveness within the given timeline.’

‘Yahia Nazroo is highlighted for quality of advice and knowledge of legal frameworks, and his responsiveness.’

‘The approach at Appleby is very welcoming whether it be by telephone or in person visits. From the reception to the professionals you need to be in contact with, they are always ready to help and assist.’

‘Yahia Nazroo is very passionate about what he does such that he will not only advise you on a subject that you need his service for but will look into the big picture and examine all the expected impacts. This approach helps in not just getting the current situation resolved but also the care and action that needs to be taken forward in order not to fall in such situations again.’

‘Solution-oriented approach and legal advice. High availability and fast reaction times.’

‘I want to highlight Yahia Nazroo for his attention to the client’s needs. On the substance but also on his reaction times.’

Key clients

Natixis, Singapore Branch and ING Bank N.V.

Bain Capital

ReNew Power Private Limited

MTN Group Limited

Valeura Energy Inc.

African Development Bank

MEMG International Ltd

Investec (Project Trident)

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Ltd

HSBC Bank, National Association

Vtech Holdings Limited

Lendable Asset Management

Global Loan Agency Services Limited (‘GLAS’) & GLAS Trust Corporation Limited

M2P Solutions Private Limited

China Minsheng Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisted ReNew Power Private Limited with raising $400m through senior secured green bonds for Diamond II Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ReNew Energy Global PLC.
  • Assisted MTN Group with the refinancing of its existing USD revolving credit facility with the Bank of America Europe Designated Activity Company, Citibank N.A., London Branch and MUFG Bank Ltd.
  • Advised HSBC Bank, National Association on Carlyle Group Inc.’s special-purpose investment holding firm CA Magnum Holdings’ plan to issue dollar bonds to help fund the proposed acquisition of Hexaware Technologies Ltd.

BLC Robert & Associates

BLC Robert & Associates is notable in the finance space, acting for financial institutions, private equity funds, and multinational corporations. The firm’s full-service offering includes a dedicated dispute resolution team, led jointly by managing partner and complex corporate structuring and governance authority Iqbal Rajahbalee SC and offshore and trademark litigation expert André Robert SA, and bolstered by the competencies of Mushtaq Namdarkhan in shareholder, banking, and construction disputes. Co-founder Jason Harel is seasoned in corporate, M&A and non-contentious tax work, while banking and finance head Jean-Eric Sauzier covers real estate, hospitality, and IT, supported by fund and sustainability financing specialist Valerie Bisasur and investment funds and capital markets-focused Bhavna Ramsurun. Fayaz Hajee Abdoula excels in employment law.

Practice head(s):

Iqbal Rajahbalee; Jason Harel; André Robert Jean-Eric Sauzier

Other key lawyers:

Valerie Bisasur; Fayaz Hajee Abdoula; Mushtaq Namdarkhan; Bhavna Ramsurun


‘Large and competent team, renowned in Mauritius, persevering and keen to offer the best service to its clients.’

‘Mushtaq Namdarkhan is very conscientious and motivated by his files, knowledgeable about the law and the judicial system in Mauritius.’

‘Fayaz Hajee Abdoula is always ready to help and has a great grasp of the commercial points that matter to a client.’

‘Valerie Bisasur is fantastic, responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘Brilliant people who master their field. They do their own study of any matter that is put before them and then advise you in a comprehensive manner on the approach. They assist you on the field until a solution is found to the problem.’

‘BLC works frequently with us on the Mauritius aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions that we are engaged on. They collaborate with us extremely well to provide a seamless service to clients. Their team is responsive and provides pragmatic advice. They are our “go-to” firm in Mauritius.’

‘We have worked with Jason Harel for over 10 years. He knows the market inside out and always offers sound commercial and practical advice. This has rubbed off on other lawyers we have worked with at the firm.’

‘The team is large and capable and work well to implement the Mauritian law aspects of cross-border transactions.’

Dentons Mauritius LLP

Dentons Mauritius LLP leverages its international network to provide a one-stop-shop service to leading financial service providers, investment funds, and insurance, energy, construction, real estate, and manufacturing sector clients, advising on a broad range of corporate law matters. Managing partner and African region banking and ESG lead Sivakumaren Mardemootoo heads the practice jointly with Priscilla Balgobin-Bhoyrul, who specialises in legislative development and regulatory compliance. Notable litigation partners include Jeeshna Radhakissoon, who is frequently retained on disputes arising from the financial services sector, and Shameek Jankee, who focuses on commercial disputes and insolvency matters. The firm continues to grow with the recent partner appointments of Bhomitrajeet Ramlochund, Rubesh Doomun and Devalingum Gopalla, and the addition of Vijay Poonoosamy from Etihad Aviation Group, all in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Sivakumaren Mardemootoo; Priscilla Balgobin-Bhoyrul

Other key lawyers:

Jeeshna Radhakissoon; Shameek Jankee; Bhomitrajeet Ramlochund; Rubesh Doomun; Devalingum Gopalla; Vijay Poonoosamy


‘The team has been creative and sensitive in its approach to our case, which involved complex socio-political considerations.’

‘What sets them apart from other firms is their unique approach to handling legal matters. They have a team of highly skilled lawyers who specialise in various fields of law, ensuring that they can provide comprehensive legal services to their clients. Their team is not only knowledgeable but also extremely dedicated, often going above and beyond to secure the best possible outcomes for their clients.’

‘The team at the firm is exceptional, marked by their dedication to clients, comprehensive knowledge, and teamwork. Partners like Priscilla Balgobin-Bhoyrul and Sivakumaren Mardemootoo are distinguished by their deep understanding of law and strategic thinking, leading to numerous client successes. Their client-centered approach in complex legal scenarios is noteworthy.’

‘Sivakumaren Mardemootoo is a cut above, with a growing reputation as one of the most influential and leading attorneys in Mauritius and abroad, with a strong and tenacious commitment to the interest of the client.’

‘Jeeshna Radhakissoon has a knack to identify important details which are often missed by other attorneys. Her knowledge and experience of the local context is unparalleled.’

‘Dentons is not only a leading practice in Mauritius and the surrounding region, they are a trailblazing firm of thought leaders, innovators, and are ready to go above and beyond the call of duty for clients’ needs.’

‘Sivakumaren Mardemootoo is a visionary and true leader. He provides more than just solutions to problems. He has a unique ability to create opportunities, provides space to nurture and shares his incredible global network.’

‘I would like to make a special mention to Sivakumaren Mardemootoo and Shameek Jankee for their sense of reassurance, professionalism and impeccable knowledge.’

Key clients

Atlantique Financial Group

Insurers Association of Mauritius

Libya Oil Exploration and Production Ltd

Republic of Pakistan

Nomura International Bank

SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

North Star Opportunities Fund VCC

Africa Logistics Properties Holdings Ltd

Azure Power Global Ltd

Air Senegal

Work highlights

  • Assisted North Star Opportunities Fund VCC with the first ever application and licensing of a company variable capital company in Mauritius.
  • Advised IAM, the regulatory body in Mauritius, with proposed amendments to existing legislation aimed at aligning the provisions of existing laws with industry best practices and addressing practical issues faced by members of the IAM in the operation of their motor-vehicle insurance business and with respect to the rule-based Insurance Multilateral Setting system being implemented by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission.
  • Advised SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd. on the new provisions of law related to bank guarantees, which stipulate that a bank guarantee is not payable if demand for payment is prima facie manifestly abusive or fraudulent.


The Mauritian wing of ENSafrica is robustly equipped through its litigation practice and its transactions and corporate practice to service domestic and international clients alike in an array of matters including banking and finance, insurance, capital markets, employment, and intellectual property. Thierry Koenig manages the firm, with extensive experience in corporate M&A, project finance, banking and insolvency, with Martine de Fleuriot de la Coliniere leading on Indian Ocean commercial and corporate sector issues. Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel specialises in regulatory services and financial markets and products. On the litigation and arbitration front, Maxime Sauzier SC heads the disputes and employment practice, assisted in commercial dispute resolution, employment, competition and revenue litigation by Shrivan Dabee.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Koenig

Other key lawyers:

Maxime Sauzier; Martine de Fleuriot de la Colinière; Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel; Shrivan Dabee


‘ENSafrica provides an experienced team of seasoned and young lawyers who can respond quickly and efficiently to a wide range of legal matters and queries. They have two sets of teams: litigation and transactional, each one specialising in a specific field and therefore developing high value expertise. Each is led by expert lawyers of more than 40 years of practice.

‘Thierry Koenig has over the years worked closely with us on important restructurings in different clusters and at holding level. He is highly reliable and has the capacity to find creative solutions. He is a very experienced attorney-at-law.’

‘Maxime Sauzier heads the litigation team and is a very experienced and practical senior barrister. His great experience helps get to the crux of the matter rapidly, to find solutions rapidly and to avoid unnecessary litigation. He has a very good relationship with his colleagues and the bench, which helps a lot when he leads cases. He is a very good mentor for his team.’

‘Shrivan Dabee is an outstanding young lawyer that works closely with us.’

‘ENS helped us on a couple of financings involving Mauritian parties and we have been very satisfied with the service provided.’

‘I like to work with Nashenta Vuddamalay.’

Key clients

The Standard Bank of South Africa

BluePeak Holdings SARL

Societe de Promotion et de Participation pour la Cooperation Economique S.A. (PROPARCO)

Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund LP

Edfi Management Company SA

SDG Investment Fund S.A., SICAV-RAIF

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Blue Lagoon Beach Hotel & Company Limited

Dynamic India Fund III

ICICI Bank Ltd | ICICI Venture Fund Management Company Limited

The Western India Trustee and Executor Company Limited

First Global Funds Limited

Visa International Service Association

Juristconsult Chambers

As part of the DLA Piper network, Juristconsult Chambers enjoys considerable relationships with local companies and multinationals seeking assistance with cross-border M&A and banking and finance transactions involving Mauritius and African jurisdictions. Founding partner and business law specialist Marc Hein is joined by banking, finance and capital markets expert Nicolas Richard in leading the team, while employment practice head Burty Francois supports in steering the litigation offering. Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed is well-positioned to advise on investment and private equity transactions, and Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree heads the data privacy practice. Khemila Narraidoo is an all-rounder with experience in litigation, arbitration, regulatory and insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Marc Hein; Nicolas Richard; Burty Francois

Other key lawyers:

Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed; Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree; Khemila Narraidoo


‘The team, in particular Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed, have a great approach with their clients – super helpful in solving complicated issues and very kind with making introductions to their network.’

‘Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed solves complex issues with practical legal solutions.’

‘The different specialisations in the law firm and range of services are key. The team is highly collaborative and dedicated.’

‘We have worked with Burty Francois and Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree. We have been very satisfied with their services and collaboration. They are knowledgeable in their respective domains.’

‘They are one of the very few law firms which can deal with the shipping law practice. They are well established chambers but also they are prepared to challenge new matters.’

‘Marc Hein and Nicholas Richard are splendid. They can give advice about the complex Mauritian law in a manner which we can understand easily.’

Key clients

Medco Energi Global Pte. Ltd.

Shell International BV

Dogstar Mauritius


Warburg Pincus entities

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Servitrade – Serviços, Investimentos e-Trading, Limitada

The Standard Bank of South Africa

Danaher Corporation

The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited

Nedbank Limited

Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la cooperation Économique S.A. (Proparco)

Accenture Services (Mauritius) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Medco Energi Global Pte. Ltd. on its proposed acquisition of ConocoPhillips Indonesia Holding Limited, a company holding operating interests in the Corridor gas block located onshore in Indonesia, from Phillips International Investments, Inc.
  • Advised Shell International BV on its acquisition of Daystar Power, Shell’s first power sector acquisition in Africa.
  • Acted for Warburg Pincus entities in reviewing the security documents, facility agreement, release of security documents and corporate authorisations in a financing transaction by Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch to Great Terrain Investment Ltd and which involved Harmony River Investment Ltd as the parent.


Between the corporate and the banking and finance teams at Bowmans, domestic and international fund managers, private equity houses, management companies, banks and financial institutions can be assured of comprehensive M&A and transactional support, and advice on corporate, securities and regulatory law. Managing partner Fazil Hossenkhan is highly experienced in the regulatory framework for investment funds, financial services and capital markets in Mauritius, specialising in fund formations, while cross-border and general financing expert Gilles Athaw heads the banking and financing practice. Shianee Calcutteea is a top choice for corporate and banking law, Rajiv Gujadhur focuses on regulatory compliance, M&A and restructuring, and Javed Niamut, who was promoted to partner in March 2023, particularly excels in corporate tax law. The addition of Dave Boolauky to the firm in March 2023 further reinforced it for contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Fazil Hossenkhan; Gilles Athaw

Other key lawyers:

Shianee Calcutteea; Rajiv Gujadhur; Javed Niamut; Dave Boolauky


‘Experienced, precise, valuable.’

‘Thoughtful, reliable, kind, supportive, structured.’

‘Responsive, quality service, good value for money.’

‘Javed Niamut is sharp, helpful and responsive. His work is high quality and he has a very compelling mix of tax and corporate knowledge which makes him our go-to advisor on investments into Africa via Mauritius. I have no hesitation in recommending him.’

Key clients

AgDevCo Limited

Smile Telecoms Holdings

Adenia Partners Ltd

Tide Africa LP

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited

ARCH Africa Renewable Power GP Co Limited

Ascent Capital Africa Limited


Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd

ABSA Bank Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Adenia Partners Ltd with the setting up of a fund with a target of $400m of aggregate Commitments, with a hard cap of $500m, and its general partner.
  • Advised Atiko Group Ltd and its subsidiaries on the debt financing and private equity investment, valued at $297m, of a Mauritius domiciled investment vehicle for the purposes of the acquisition of a French owned group of companies, including JA Delmas, the current distributor of Caterpillar equipment, operating in 11 West African countries.
  • Advised Development Partners International, a premier investment firm focused on Africa, on its investment of €60m for a significant minority stake in a high-growth financial services business, Groupe Cofina.

YKJ Legal

Focusing its expertise on banking and finance law, YKJ Legal counts among its client portfolio financial institutions and corporate entities in sectors such as telecoms, energy, and tech. Managing partner Yuvraj Juwaheer sits at the heart of the practice, utilising extensive experience in investment funds, corporate and commercial law, trusts, and regulatory compliance. Varsha Boodhoo assists with a wide array of transactions, and also advises investment funds focusing on the African market, India and China, while Vikram Seesunkur supports banks, financial institutions, borrowers and private clients across the breadth of commercial and corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Yuvraj Juwaheer

Other key lawyers:

Varsha Boodhoo; Vikram Seesunkur


‘Yuvraj Juwaheer is a brilliant lawyer, knowledgeable and efficient. He is able to address complex issues.’

‘Varsha Boodhoo is knowledgeable, responsive, friendly and approachable.’

‘The team is accessible at any time of the day and is extremely knowledgeable about the legislation. Their expertise and experience in various fields and sectors enable them to add value to the advice that they provide. They are also very flexible in terms of billing and adapt depending on the assignment and client.’

‘I only have great things to say about Yuvraj Juwaheer and  Varsha Boodhoo’s commitment in assisting with any matters at any time of the day. They are very open to discuss any matters and make introductions to other people in their network who can help, if ever this is outside their scope of work.’

‘Yuvraj Juwaheer has a wealth of experience and is always reachable and responds to any calls/e mails. He has a thorough understanding of the Mauritius corporate laws and of the financial services legal framework coupled with a commercial understanding of corporate structures. Accessibility, turnaround times even on very tight timelines is second to none.’

‘Very professional approach from top to bottom and across the board. Senior partner involvement and engagement is always felt during assignments. Quality in delivery and content.’

‘Yuvraj Jawaheer has broad experience in the financial services industry and understands clients’ requirements readily and provides tailored solutions.’

‘Varsha Boodhoo is a dynamic lawyer with strong technical expertise in her field.’

Key clients

Capital Limited

Greenko Group

Ares SSG Capital Management Group

EPE Capital Partners

Emerging Africa Group


Bandwidth and Cloud Services (BCS) Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Chinese conglomerate Orient Group in connection with the proposed acquisition of a 25% stake in United Energy Group Ltd for $722.9m.
  • Advised IX Africa in connection with Helios’ growth capital investment for the development of IXAfrica’s Nairobi campus.
  • Advised the Greenko Group on the redemption of outstanding overseas bonds relating to $435m 6.25% senior notes due in 2023 issued by Greenko Mauritius after securing a bridge loan from several top-deck global banks, including JP Morgan.

Étude Guy Rivalland

Equipped to assist with both contentious and non-contentious facets of business and commercial law, Etude Guy Rivalland also offers domestic and international clients support with banking and finance, intellectual property, aviation, shipping, and labour law. Managing director Joséphine Rivalland-Robert specialises in corporate, commercial, defamation, and insurance law, and is joined by Jean Jacques Robert, who excels in insurance and contract law, Zubayr Hatteea, who leads on dispute resolution and insolvency matters, and Anamika Kasory-Bandhu, who is the main point of contact for questions of IP law.

Practice head(s):

Joséphine Rivalland-Robert

Other key lawyers:

Jean Jacques Robert; Zubayr Hatteea; Anamika Kasory-Bandhu; Shyamal Dookan; Arassen Kallee


‘Etude Guy Rivalland is very professional, open to discussion directly, and always available even on weekends if needed. They have a staff comprised of very performant young and mature lawyers of all origins and the personnel needed for all the paperwork. They are always accompanying and supporting our company in court.’

‘The practice has various areas of practice. Started in 1966, they have a lot of experience.’

‘Outstanding and proactive communication.’

‘The firm has very good standards.’

‘Jean Jacques Robert, Joséphine Rivalland-Robert and Zubayr Hattea are very efficient and reliable.’


Key clients

Mauritius Union Assurance Co Ltd

Watertech Ltd

Le Mauricien Ltd

United Docks Ltd

Rey Lenferna Ltd

Atradius Insurance

Forges Tardieu Ltd

Air Mauritius Ltd

Ducray Lenoir Ltd

Credit Guarantee Insurance (Mauritius)

Aldrex Ltd Mauritius

Flexi Drive Ltd

Innodis Ltd

La Sentinelle

Oxenham Ltd

K Wood Co Ltd

Central Electricity Board (Mauritius)

Mr. Marcel de Krassny

Raphael Fishing Ltd

Anand and Anand (Trademarks India)

Work highlights

  • Defended Mauritius Union Assurance Co Ltd in a claim arising out of the collapse of the BAI Group in April 2015 amidst allegations of a $715m Ponzi scheme.
  • Defended Air Mauritius Ltd before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in an unlawful termination of employment claim.

IPvocate Africa Law Firm Cabinet d’Avocats Ltd

Intellectual property boutique IPvocate Africa Law Firm Cabinet d’Avocats Ltd is a prime choice in Mauritius for assistance with the protection, management and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Offering bespoke services across the continent, multiple household names rely on the team for advice on the registration and protection of trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights, and domain names. Practice head Marius Schneider is an authority on IP rights and anti-counterfeiting measures, and is supported by a team including Nora Ho Tu Nam, who specialises in trade marks, counterfeiting and piracy.

Practice head(s):

Marius Schneider

Other key lawyers:

Nora Ho Tu Nam


‘Marius Schneider is great at researching on legal trends in the firm’s practice areas and sharing the knowledge through various publications.’

‘The IPvocate team works very conscientiously, quickly and makes very good suggestions for solving problems. Very good network. Professional case management. The client always knows the status of the case. Multilingualism makes cooperation very easy.’

‘Marius Schneider and Nora Ho Tu Nam are excellent, extremely competent, client- and solution-oriented lawyers. One is always very well advised.’

Key clients

Promasidor Group of Companies

Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG

Katzarov SA

Tana Africa Capital

Honda Motor Europe Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Promasidor, one of the four African unicorns, in trade mark administration and enforcement all over Africa.
  • Assisted Honda Motor in obtaining an injunction based on a registered design infringement of the shape of a motorbike in Nigeria.
  • Obtained a court order for the deregistration of company names infringing Sanofi’s trade marks in Nigeria.

Boutique law firm Juridis Ltd takes a tailor-made approach to sectors including fintech and real estate, supporting clients with M&A transactions, financing, restructuring and insolvency, data protection, and regulatory compliance. Managing partner Nilen Vencadasmy regularly advises on M&A, structuring, project finance and PPPs, while Johanna Murugan-Crepin assists financial institutions and international investors with property developments and cross-border investments and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Nilen Vencadasmy

Other key lawyers:

Johanna Murugan-Crepin


‘Specialisation and expertise: a deep understanding of local corporate law needs. Team composition: double qualification and background of the legal team, French and Mauritian. Local and global reach: international network that gives the firm a global reach.’

‘Johanna Murugan-Crepin has to be recognised for her open communication, response times, and accessibility, as well as her negotiation and advocacy skills. She is persuasive and adept at advancing our positions.’

‘Nilen Vencadasmy has great problem-solving abilities. He can identify legal issues, devise creative solutions, and navigate complex legal challenges with finesse. His cultural sensitivity and diversity awareness means that he can navigate cross-cultural legal matters more effectively.’

‘Nilen Vencadasmy and Johanna Murugan-Crepin are very able and practical. They work in close proximity with us and are always present to assist with urgent matters.’

‘Both Nilen Vencadasmy and Johanna Murugan-Crepin have been valuable partners, with sharp insights in matters that we have worked with them. They both provide very realistic and pragmatic perspectives, and are honest. They value the interests of their clients, and as such, are candid when they need to be. These qualities have created trust between us and them.’

‘Great enthusiasts, motivated, very clear, strong presence of help and knowledgable.’

‘Availability, trust, knowledge, the way they treat us: everyone is special.’

‘Nilen Vencadasmy and Johanna Murugan-Crepin were great and very important to us’

Key clients


Medine Group

Alteo Group

Cementis Group

Airport Terminal Operations Ltd

Bank One

Al Braik Investments

Ekada Capital

Ava Group/Natec Medical

Attitude Hospitality Mauritius

Work highlights

  • Advised Medine Group in relation to one of the largest acquisitions of land in Mauritius for the amount of Rs3bn.
  • Advised Medine Group in relation to one of the largest public road infrastructure development under a public-private partnership in Mauritius with a private capital injection of a value of Rs1bn.
  • Advised Coins.ph in relation to the setting up of the first cryptocurrency exchange platform duly licensed in Mauritius under the new Virtual Asset and Issuer of Token Offering Services Act 2021.

Orison Legal

Corporate and commercial law advice on banking and finance, real estate and construction is the mainstay of Orison Legal, which houses discrete practices in dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency. Practice head Rajesh Bucktowonsing is regularly retained in insolvency proceedings to advise on company receiverships, administrations and winding-up proceedings, while insolvency, corporate restructuring and asset recovery specialist Bilshan Nursimulu leads on litigation mandates. Tania Li supports on investment funds, capital markets, and M&A queries.

Practice head(s):

Rajesh Bucktowonsing

Other key lawyers:

Bilshan Nursimulu; Tania Li


‘Reliable and very responsive team.’

‘Bilshan Nursimulu is highly responsive to clients’ needs and requests.’

‘Bilshan Nursimulu is that very rare thing in Mauritius: a very knowledgeable, very user friendly junior, who works to the highest European standards and timelines. He is my go-to junior for my complex matters, whether in the arbitration field or in other fields.’

Key clients

Development Bank of Mauritius

Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited

Ebene Square Ltd

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Aquasantec International Ltd

PwC Mauritius

Quantuma Mauritius

Financial Services Commission

Republic of India

Baker Tilly Mauritius

Norscot Rig Management Pvt. Limited (Mauritius

Mauritius Duty Free Paradise

Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

CIM Financial Services Limited

Allianz Services Mauritius

National Property Fund Limited

Grant Thornton Mauritius

Grit Real Income Group Limited

Singapore Telecommunications Limited

United Nations Global Compact Network Mauritius Foundation

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Republic of India in an application for an anti-arbitration injunction against certain companies within the Devas Multimedia group.
  • Represented the Mauritius Duty Free Paradise (MDFP) in resisting attachment proceedings initiated by AfrAsia Bank in an attempt by the latter to recover an amount of approximately Rs50m loaned to a third party.
  • Advised Cim Financial Services Ltd on its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in Loinette Capital Limited, which is licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius as a credit finance company.


Capitalising on long-standing client relationships with French entities, PLCJ Ltd. is known for its dual expertise in French and Mauritian business law, advising on structuring, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and related litigation. Founding partner Mathilde Parent Lagesse specialises in IP and IT law, and leads the practice alongside competition and distribution expert Ornella Bisquay.

Practice head(s):

Mathilde Parent Lagesse; Ornella Bisquay


‘Very thorough and responsive firm, well organised and ideal to act as general counsel to our firm.’

‘Highly adaptive individuals, with a very subtle touch, especially Mathilde Parent Lagesse.’

Key clients

Phoenix Beverages

Scott Investments

Inside Capital Partners and Inside Capital Fund

MJ Développement

Qair Group



Katapult Group Norway


The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Work highlights

  • Assisted Scott Investment Ltd with the negotiation of franchise agreements for the establishment of the Conforama brand in Mauritius.
  • Advised Inspectforless Ltd with respect to the acquisition of 60% of the shareholding structure of the company by a French multinational, Apave Group.
  • Assisted MIPS, a Mauritian fintech company, with the investment made by a private equity fund and advised on shares and governance as per the drafting of the existing legal documentation.

Prism Chambers

Prism Chambers runs the gamut of revenue and company law, covering tax transactions, controversy, and advisory, supporting clients in Mauritius and across the African continent from sectors including banking and finance, media and entertainment, real estate and construction. Founder Johanne Hague specialises in domestic and international taxation, advising on both contentious and transactional tax matters, and is supported by Medina Torabally, who focuses on commercial litigation, tax controversy and advice.

Practice head(s):

Johanne Hague

Other key lawyers:

Medina Torabally


‘The team is highly responsive and deeply invested. They meticulously evaluate all aspects and deliver promptly.’

‘The individuals at Prism Chambers are very knowledgeable and solution-driven. They are approachable and available for all requests. They were recently asked to provide an opinion which involved getting advice from an SA tax perspective, and they were able to loop in their SA legal contacts to assist.’

‘Johanne Hague is very knowledgable and very approachable.’

Key clients

Gamma Materials Ltd

Mauritius International Trust Company Limited

Powa International

CIM Financial Services Limited

Loinette Capital Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gamma Materials Ltd with an assessment raised in respect to an Environmental Protection Fee, which is collected by the MRA and appealed in the same manner as any other type of tax.
  • Advised the Mauritian subsidiary of a global tech company, SALT Technology Ltd, on the tax treatment of the gains that it derived from the sale of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  • Advised Loinette Capital Limited and its shareholders on the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by CIM Financial Services Ltd.

Temple Law

Temple Law is well-positioned to advise domestic and international clients in a diverse range of contentious and non-contentious mandates across commercial and corporate law. Seasoned litigator and founder Urmila Boolell SC was joined in January 2023 by former Director of Public Prosecution and financial crime expert Satyajit Boolell SC. Nikhil Boolell supports on company, employment, insurance and administrative law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Urmila Boolell; Satyajit Boolell

Other key lawyers:

Willem Van Rensburg; Nikhil Boolell; Anuja Ghoorah; Faarzaad Soreefan


‘The practice is unique in its ability to understand the overall issue and propose relevant actions to be taken. Their strengths are their expertise, their professionalism, their well-seasoned team, their approach to each case which is fought with determination.’

‘They are very humane and place a lot of emphasis on client experience. In my opinion, they are very well-versed in dealing with complex issues and they do so without any fear or doubt.’

‘Urmila Boolell, Nikhil Boolell and Faarzaad Soorefan are remarkable.’

Key clients

Altisource Asia Holdings Ltd 1

Bignon Lebray

Global Dental Services Ltd

Swap Traders Ltd

Scott Investments Ltd

Gulab Patil, Jayantilal Patel and others

LS Wealth Management

Adams Morgan Ltd

Le Jadis Beach Resort and Wellness Mauritius

Pam Golding Properties (Mauritius) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted Altisource Asia Holdings Ltd 1 with the drafting of a share pledge agreement with respect to two loans, originating from a term loan in the amount of $251m and a revolving credit facility at $15m.
  • Assisted Global Dental Services Ltd with the implementation of a merger in Mauritius.
  • Assisted and advised a group of 69 investors led by Jayantilal Patel with respect to a court action against DIF III Mauritius Fund and ICICI Bank for a claim in the amount of $1.4m for tort, fraud and misrepresentation.