Leading firms in Mauritius

Appleby

The team at Appleby assists with the full spectrum of Mauritian law as part of the firm's broader offshore law offering. The group’s expertise includes corporate, commercial and structured finance, with a separate dispute resolution practice mainly dealing with major shareholder disputes, fraud, asset tracing and regulatory work. Managing partner Malcolm Moller heads the corporate practice group, Yahia Nazroo leads the disputes group and Dushyant Ramdhur also handles commercial disputes, trust litigation and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Malcom Moller; Yahia Nazroo

Other key lawyers:

Dushyant Ramdhur; Manisha Lallah; Sharmilla Bhima

Testimonials

‘Long-standing, excellent service.’

‘The team was great.’

‘Sharmilla Bhima is excellent.’

 

Key clients

Standard Bank Trust Company (Mauritius) Ltd

Cloud Innovation Ltd

Financial Services Commission

Stevenhills Ltd

IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd

Clifton Limited

India Green Energy Holdings

India Green Power Holdings

Barclays Bank Plc

West Indian Ocean Cable Company Ltd

Lesotho Communications Authority

Africore Energy Ltd

Renesis Financial Services Ltd

BLC Robert & Associates

The team at BLC Robert & Associates is particularly strong in banking and finance law, especially acting on the side of banks. The team is also distinguished by its litigation department, led by ‘top class litigatorIqbal Rajahbalee which includes restructuring and insolvency contact Mushtaq Namdarkhan; as well as its corporate and commercial department, which includes ‘excellent dealmakerJason Harel. Head of the banking and finance team Jean-Eric Sauzier has experience in the real estate development, hospitality and IT sectors.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Mushtaq Namdarkhan

Testimonials

‘They are versatile and highly-skilled both in transactional work and court work, which is a difficult balance to achieve.’

‘Iqbal Rajahbalee is a top class litigator and Jason Harel is an excellent dealmaker and problem solver. He is one of the best transactional lawyers in Mauritius.’

‘Mushtaq Namdarkhan is one the rising stars of the junior Bar. André Robert is one of the best attorneys at the commercial bar.’

‘Jason Harel is outstanding. André Robert is brilliant.’

‘BLC is committed to supporting its clients in areas where their partnership can bring real value. This means always listening to clients and understanding that the issues critical to us are constantly evolving. Its combined sector and practice area knowledge brings them to the forefront of legal and commercial developments. BLC enables its clients to identify opportunities and anticipate challenges.’

‘Iqbal Rajabalee was an exceptional partner to work with. He is very skilled and experienced in interpreting and applying the laws of Mauritius and worked closely with our business to ensure that the output was of the highest quality regarding both legal and commercial issues.’

‘Good team spirit and collaboration. Follow-ups and communications were dealt with in an effective manner and the team is well aware of the local requirements. They worked with our US team and the communication flow was impressive.’

‘They are Mauritian law experts. They are always available, affable and able. They provide clear and strategic legal advice. They also never over-lawyer matters. Clients are always pleased with their expertise and superb service.’

Key clients

Agence Française de Développement

Mauritius Investment Corporation

Cape Biologix Technologies / Cape Bio Pharms

Happy World Ltd/Happy World Property Ltd

Pan-European Logistics Property Holdings Limited and Investec Property (PTY) Ltd

Voltas Eco-Biotech Ltd

Abis Ltd, Ascon Constructions Ltd & ETA Fashions Limited

Orix Corporation

Total E

Total E&P Mozambique Area 1, Limitada, Total Holdings S.A.S

LOLC Holdings PLC

Fiducim

Work highlights

  • Advised Pan-European Logistics Property Holdings Limited and Investec Property (PTY) Ltd on the specific implications of having a Mauritian company listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange and investing in an company in Luxembourg.
  • Advised Total E&P Mozambique Area 1, Limitada and the project sponsors on all Mauritian law matters.  
  • Advised LOLC Holdings on the process of acquiring the entire issued share capital of PL Resort Ltd.

ENSafrica

The Mauritian offering of ENSafrica, managed by Thierry Koenig SA, is split into a litigation practice and a transactional/corporate practice. The team is especially appreciated for its advice on matters involving trade and business development across Africa, Asia and India, and is ‘technically sound when it comes to transactions.’ Maxime Sauzier SC is the key litigator; Martine de Fleuriot de la Coliniere heads up the Indian Ocean commercial and corporate sector; and Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel specialises in banking and finance. Shrivan Dabee  is appreciated for his complex cross-border litigation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Koenig

Other key lawyers:

Maxime Sauzier SC; Shrivan Dabee; Nashenta Vuddamalay Zindel; Martine de Fleuriot de la Coliniere; Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

Testimonials

‘The team is technically sound when it comes to transactions. They are very thorough and do not leave any stone unturned.’

‘Thierry Koeing is in a league of his own. As well as his knowledge, his practical application of the knowledge makes his opinion very valuable. His hard work and fast turnaround times ensure that client’s expectations are met.’

‘ENS has a robust team and are very responsive when asked to provide assistance. They provide prompt, reliable and clear guidance and are able to assimilate and handle complex cases in a timely and satisfactory manner. The team is always collaborative and easy to interact with.’

‘The barristers I have been working with, namely Maxime Sauzier SC and Shrivan Dabee, have a wealth of experience in insurance law and provide cutting-edge advice in a timely manner. They differentiate themselves by their in-depth knowledge of insurance law and their shrewd and sharp analysis of legal issues. They both provide prompt written legal opinions and advice enabling us to come up with a clear stand regarding policy liability and admissibility of the claim. These two lawyers are also easy to work with.’

‘We have been in contact with Elsie Rasolohery Pascal. Elsie is a highly experienced professional and has been very helpful with eliminating all Mauritian law issues.’

Key clients

Dynamic India Funds III | ICICI Bank | ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited | Western India Trustee and Executor Company Limited

Visa International Service Association Barak Fund Limited

Business Mauritius

Consolidated Investments And Enterprises Ltd (“CIEL”) and Tropic Knits Ltd (TKL”)

Ocorian

RH Managers Pty Ltd

Akzonobel

MCB Equity Fund Ltd

PL Resort Ltd

Work highlights

  • Conducted legal due diligence for Akzonobel and analysed the due diligence of a target group of entities in Madagascar.
  • Represented Dynamic India Funds III and other companies in a claim entered by 69 claimants who invested in a fund set up by ICICI and managed by ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited.
  • Represented Business Mauritius in a constitutional redress case.

Dentons (Mauritius) LLP

Dentons (Mauritius) LLP’s financial services practice stands out, representing several global banks operating in Mauritius and abroad, which falls under the leadership of banking and finance practice head Sivakumaren Mardemootoo. The firm’s work includes governance issues, compliance, funds, private equity and M&A. Cross-border transaction is as area of growth for the firm. Priscilla Balgobin-Bhoyrul was recently involved in an international arbitration-related case before the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Sivakumaren Mardemootoo; Priscilla Balgobin-Bhoyrul

Other key lawyers:

Shameek Jankee; Rowin Gurusami

Testimonials

‘They showed professionalism when dealing with a case. We regularly had constructive meetings prior to the case being heard where all aspects to case were reviewed. The deadlines set were all respected. Team members showed that they were well versed in the topic.’

‘I dealt mainly with Shameek Jankee. He is a very professional person and competent. He always goes the extra mile to satisfy the client.’

‘Dentons is unique in its ability to find solutions to individual challenges, guide thought processes. The firm excels at collaborating with clients and keeping clients involved and engaged throughout the process. The greater the problem, the greater the team’s value. Dentons is really amazing at solving problems.’

‘Rowin Gurusami was very effective and efficient and always considered our objectives when presenting solutions. Rowin went above and beyond when it came to meeting deadlines and providing quality advice and support.’

‘Dedicated service and very responsive to clients’ needs and expectations.’

‘Diligence in preparing court documents.’

‘The team is very professional, values its clients, and is very responsive to calls and emails.’

Key clients

Grit Real Estate Income Group

National Bank of Canada

Apex

SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

Gateway Real Estate Africa

Yihai Les Pailles Smart City

RHT Bus Services Ltd

Mauritius Telecom

Capital Horizons

Afrinic

State Bank of India (SBI)

Lighthouse Capital

Resilient REIT

Work highlights

  • Advising GREA on financing, security documentation, and FIDIC documentation for several projects.
  • Advised Resilient REIT in relation to a mandatory offer and takeover under the Mauritian FSC takeover rules in 2010.
  • Advising Yihai Les Pailles Smart City on a $2bn real estate project regarding a new smart city outside Port Louis, Mauritius.

Eversheds (Mauritius) Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Intellectual property is an area of expertise for Eversheds (Mauritius) Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) but the firm is best known for its commercial and corporate law practice. Aside from transactional and advisory work, the team also represents clients in commercial disputes within the Mauritian courts. The financial services and securities department is lead by Michael Hough. Other significant practitioners are Yannick Fok, who advises on corporate and commercial matters, and banking and finance lead Jean-Francois Boisvenu, who ‘is extremely intelligent and works very quickly and efficiently.’ Nitish Hurnaum is a key member of the disputes resolution team, which has steadily developed its arbitration practice over the past few years.

Practice head(s):

Michael Hough; Yannick Fok; Jean-Francois Boisvenu; Nitish Hurnaum

Other key lawyers:

Tania Li

Testimonials

‘Niche finance practice in Mauritius, very capable staff and great turn-around times.’

‘Jean Francois Boisvenu stands out. He is extremely intelligent and he works very quickly and efficiently.’

 

Key clients

Turkish Airlines

Investec Bank (Mauritius)

Old Mutual

ABSA Bank

Aspen Pharmaceutical

Premium Tobacco Holdings Limited

Supergroup Trading

Momentum

RMB International (Mauritius) Ltd – First Rand Bank

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Praxis IFM

First Abu Dabhi Bank

Bank of China

Norfund

Oak Trust

Taylor Smith Investment Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Premium Tobacco Holdings Limited on a private placement of up to $10m Series 1 Notes and up to $20m Series 2 Notes to be issued under multi-currency note programme on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (SEM).

Juristconsult Chambers

Juristconsult Chambers stands out for its corporate, banking, finance and transactional work. The team is particularly experienced in the representation of local and foreign banks in global transactions and utilises its DLA Piper Africa network for this. In addition to transactional work, the team provides corporate governance and regulatory compliance advice as well as essential advice for investors using Mauritius as a gateway to other jurisdictions. Transactions and public law expert Marc Hein SC and managing partner Nicolas Richard are the names to note; Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed and ‘very proactiveShalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Marc Hein SC; Nicolas Richard

Other key lawyers:

Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed; Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree

Testimonials

‘The team members worked cooperatively and flawlessly. They quickly acknowledge receipt of communications and provided quick responses. All were courteous and very professional.’

‘Their subject matter expertise is unrivalled and they have a clear focus on deal execution, raising appropriate points and solutions. The partner’s accessibility is definitely appreciated.’

‘Abdool is a clear stand-out partner. The way he leads his transactions is second to none; providing his clients with updates in a timely fashion, proposing solutions and resolving contentious and delicate issues with utmost professionalism.’

‘The legal team who helped us to achieve our goals are qualified lawyers with a big sense of commitment.’

‘Very proactive people, especially Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree, who offer practical legal solutions.’

‘The team is responsive and has a lot of local knowledge’.

Key clients

Government of Canada

Development Finance Corporation (Prev. OPIC)

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking

Air Lease Corporation

iEnergizer Holdings Ltd and iEnergizer Aptara Limited

Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia

Africa Finance Corporation

‘United States International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”).’

Work highlights

  • Advised the Government of Canada on the terms of the Repayable Contribution Agreement and issue capacity and enforceability legal opinions for the deal.
  • Acted as Mauritian counsel to the United States International Development Finance Corporation on a transaction which involved a direct loan of $5m to Africa Healthcare Network to help expand access to affordable, high quality healthcare through its lifesaving dialysis centres across East Africa.

5 St James Court

5 St James Court specialises in high-stakes litigation and international arbitration. The firm’s ‘dedicated and hard working individuals‘ include experienced litigator Ravindra Chetty SC and transactions expert Avinash Sunassee, who have both appeared in cases of national importance and in international arbitration which is an area of recent growth for the firm. A key client of Sunassee’s is the Mauritian national airline Air Mauritius.

Practice head(s):

Ravindra Chetty; Avinash Sunassee

Other key lawyers:

Yashley Reesaul; Jayaluxmi Somar

Testimonials

‘The team is reliable. The driving force for us is Avinash Sunassee.’

‘Avinash Sunassee is one of the most outstanding lawyers that we have come across in Mauritius. He is a master of the English language as well as banking and financial law.’

‘Wide range of practice and experience.’

‘Proper follow up. Dedicated and hard working individuals. Yashley Reesaul provides to the point, precise and practical solutions.’

‘They are responsive and good communicators.’

‘They are in constant communication with our office and update the client on their progress.’

‘We have been working with Yashley Reesaul who is very proactive in meeting all our legal requirements and helps close issues quickly.’

Key clients

Bank of Mauritius

AfrAsia Bank Ltd

Banque Pictet & Cie SA

BCP Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

Habib Bank Ltd

HSBC (Mauritius)

MauBank Ltd

State Bank of India (SBI) Mauritius Ltd

SBM (Mauritius) Ltd

Trade Development Bank Africa (TDB)

Air Mauritius Ltd

Financial Services Commission

British High Commission

Australian High Commission

British Council

Professional Architects’ Council

Mauritius Investment Corporation (MIC)

State Trading Corporation

Central Electricity Board

Economic Development Board

Grant Thornton (Mauritius)

Mazars

Work highlights

  • Represented Liquid Telecommunications in an application to resist the discharge of an injunction against a proposed corporate transaction.
  • Supported State Trading Corporation (STC) in an application to set aside a provisional order obtained ex parte by Betamax Ltd.
  • Supported Dynamic India Fund, SANNE Mauritius in a claim against them.

Venture Law

Renowned for their corporate and commercial work, lawyers at Venture Law possess cross-border transactional expertise and corporate, banking and finance expertise across Africa and Asia. The client base includes FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Sameer Tegally is the expert in finance and trusts matters; international banks feature among his key clients. Ashvan Luckraz focuses on litigation and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Sameer Tegally

Other key lawyers:

Ashvan Luckraz

YKJ Legal

Yuvraj Juwaheer heads up the group at YKJ Legal, a firm which is focused on corporate and commercial law and benefits from an international client base. Transactional work including work relating to banking, investment funds, trusts and regulatory issues also forms the firm’s workload. Corporate and commercial lawyer Varsha Boodhoo and Vikram Seesunkur, who has experience operating within the global business sector, are key names among the ‘highly qualified people‘ at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Yuvraj Juwaheer

Other key lawyers:

Varsha Boodhoo; Vikram Seesunkum

Testimonials

‘Highly qualified people, good gender balance, good diversity and professional collaboration. They understand our needs, act promptly and provide quality advice.’

‘They are readily available, knowledgeable about the legal framework and forward looking. They have an ‘under-promise and over-deliver’ attitude.’

Key clients

Ares SSG Capital Management Group

Greenko Group

Capital Limited

EPE Capital Partners

Credit Suisse

Bank of Uganda

Scotia Bank

Sinosteel

China Development Bank

FirstRand Bank

JP Morgan Securities

Minor Hotels Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Greenko Group in connection with a $940m overseas bond issue with bids of over $2bn.
  • Advised the Scotia Bank in connection with a $550m loan facility to a major group involved in property and insurance.

CHANCERY HOUSE (SUITE 508-509)

Complex disputes, ranging from cross-border corporate litigation to arbitration, form the cornerstone of the work at Chambers of A.R.M.A. Peeroo SC GOSK. Jamsheed Peeroo is noted as being ‘highly skilled and competent in arbitration as well as off-shore corporate disputes’. In addition, Abdool Razack Peeroo is known as a highly-skilled advocate and acts in matters relating to finance, insurance, offshore corporations and trusts.

Practice head(s):

Abdool Razack Peeroo

Other key lawyers:

Jamsheed Peeroo

Testimonials

‘Jamsheed Peeroo is very rigorous, competent, bilingual and effective.’

‘I rate the set very highly in light of the work we have done together. I have only worked with Jamsheed Peeroo. Jamsheed has very strong expertise and experience in Africa-related arbitrations and corporate disputes.’

‘My principal point of contact is Jamsheed Peeroo. He is very responsive and highly skilled and competent in arbitration as well as off-shore corporate disputes. He is extremely thorough in providing advice and has a very down-to-earth, pragmatic approach to assessing merits of a case and strategy. He takes into account the expectations of the client.’

Key clients

Euler Hermes France

Compagnie de Sécurité Privée et Industrielle

GFA Insurance

AWL Group

Credit Agricole Leasing & Factoring

Pride Fishing Ltd

Socota Group

Nagashiki Shipping Co Ltd

Japan P&I Club

Africore Energy Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Compagnie de Sécurité Privée et Industrielle SARL (CSPI Sarl) in resisting an appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council under the International Arbitration Act.
  • Assisting Euler Hermes with several insurance-related cross-border disputes.
  • Advising Socota Group on Covid-related internal adjustments and commercial agency.

IPvocate Africa Law Firm Cabinet d’Avocats Ltd

Boutique IP firm IPvocate Africa Law Firm Cabinet d’Avocats Ltd ‘covers all countries on the African continent and all intellectual property matters‘ under the leadership of Marius Schneider who ‘is supported by a strong team of lawyer associates.’ His portfolio of expertise includes trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights, and domain names and he is instructed by many notable national and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Marius Schneider

Other key lawyers:

Nora Ho Tu Nam

Testimonials

‘Great, dedicated team who are very responsive and reliable. Flexible billing too.’

‘Marius Schneider never lost his energy and had a positive approach, trying everything possible and impossible in order to give this case a successful conclusion.’

‘Marius Schneider has very high moral standards and integrity. The client’s goals are also his personal goals and he is prepared to dedicate himself fully to each and every task to achieve these goals. He’s absolutely reliable, honest, easy to understand, competent, and detail-oriented.’

‘Excellent expertise and an excellent network in African countries. Very strong prosecution. Rapid replies.’

‘Extensive knowledge of trademark and enforcement practices in Africa. Reliable partner having built a network of quality in all African countries.’

‘IPvocate (Africa) Legal Advisers Ltd covers all countries on the African continent and all intellectual property matters.’

‘Marius Schneider is exceptionally efficient and highly experienced. He is supported by a strong team of lawyer associates whose work is of the highest standard.’

‘Excellent knowledge of law and practice in Africa. Swift response and personal relationships.’

Key clients

Promasidor Group of Companies

Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG

Katzarov SA

Tana Africa Capital

Honda Motor Europe Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Promasidor Group with protecting, managing and enforcing their IP rights in Africa.
  • Assisting Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG with protecting their trade mark portfolio all over Africa.
  • Assisting Tana Africa Capital with IP due diligence as well as IP protection strategies all over Africa.

PLCJ Ltd.

The ability to work under French and Mauritian business laws differentiates the offering at PLCJ Ltd. The group advises on domestic issues but also legal concerns regarding international deals. Areas of expertise for the practitioners include corporate, commercial, M&A, intellectual property and industrial property issues. Founding partner Mathilde Parent Lagesse obtained the title of arbitration lawyer from the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Mauritius) in 2018. Ornella Bisquay, another key lawyer at the firm, focuses on commercial and competition laws. 

Practice head(s):

Mathilde Parent Lagesse; Ornella Bisquay

Key clients

Harel Mallac Group

Phoenix Beverages

Scott Investments

Dimomix

Omnicane Management and Consultancy

Inside Capital Partners & Inside Equity Fund

Forges Tardieu

Edena

MJ Developement

Qair

Work highlights

  • Advised Harel Mallac Group on the acquisition of 100% of the shares detained by Aldes Aéraulique in Aldes Mauritius and Aldes Réunion.
  • Assisted Qair Mauritius with acquiring 51% shares in Voltas Green Limited.
  • Assisted Inside Capital Partners with the creation of a regional leader in building materials, Beta International.

Bowmans Mauritius

The ability of the group at Bowmans Mauritius to ‘take ideas from many countries and fuse them into a singular recommendation’ is singled out and enables practitioners to advise on the most complex cross-border matters involving Mauritian structuring expertise. Key lawyers include Fazil Hossenkhan, Shianee Calcutteea, Gilles Athaw and Rajiv Gujadhur.

Practice head(s):

Fazil Hossenkhan; Shianee Calcutteea; Gilles Athaw; Rajiv Gujadhur

Testimonials

‘Our case was highly complex and they did a very good, thorough, and fast job. They kept the documents straightforward and did not add unnecessary layers of complexity. They were able to manage investors from the US, Africa, Europe, and Asia. They provide great value for money. We’re very impressed and highly recommend their work.’

‘We work with Fazil Hossenkhan and Javed Niamut. They’re very responsive, provide useful, actionable feedback, and do not waste time or offer unnecessary services. They’re efficient and work diligently. They are able to take ideas from many countries and fuse them into a singular recommendation.’

‘The firm and the team had the level of expertise required for our needs.’

‘Individually, partners and associates were very easy to communicate with. They systematically had the answer we needed.’

Key clients

The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited

Apex Group

Advencap Fibre I LP

EFafrica Group Ltd (EFAG)

FirstRand Bank Limited

Mawingu Networks Limited

Novastar Ventures Limited

ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited

Ascent Capital Africa II

Work highlights

  • Assisted Apex all along a deal by conducting a due diligence on the target company, a compliance review of the target company’s fiduciary business, negotiating the SPA and assisting on the completion of the deal.
  • Acted as local counsel for Ascent Capital Africa II advising on regulatory requirements for setting up the fund structure, reviewing fund documents from a local law perspective and issuing the customary capacity and enforceability opinions to investors.
  • Acted as Mauritian legal counsel for FirstRand Bank Limited in relation to a Common Terms Agreement.

Chambers of Urmila Boolell SC

Chambers of Urmila Boolell SC acts in litigation and corporate matters. Founder Urmila Boolell SC is the name to note and represents clients in civil and commercial litigation cases. As well as acting for large international conglomerates, the firm also acts for local start-ups. The chambers is part of Temple Group, which provides a broader corporate services offering.

Practice head(s):

Urmila Boolell SC; Willem van Rensburg Tamarin; Nikhil Boolell

Key clients

E.A.L. Man Hin & Sons Ltd

Vatel Hotel and Business School

Princes Tuna Mauritius Ltd.

Architect Studio

IQEQ Group

EIH Flight Services Limited

Axys Investments Partners

Scott Investments

Gulab Patil and others

Globe Prisms Ltd.

Intercontinental Mauritius

Swap Traders

Ramphul Ltd.

Adams Morgan Ltd.

Enterprise Architect Ltd.

Mauritius Turf Club

Work highlights

  • Advised a major investment conglomerate on the acquisition of majority shares of a listed company.
  • Representing 128 clients as plaintiffs in a court case where a capital amount of $138m is claimed against DIFIII, an Investment fund.
  • Advised Yash Domah, Swap traders and various other brands on the full restructuring of a major tech and retail start-up backed by major investors.

Imtihaz Mamoojee Chambers

Transaction and litigation set Imtihaz Mamoojee Chambers mainly receives civil and commercial mandates but also deals with criminal cases. Head of the chambers is Imtihaz Mamoojee who regularly appears before the Supreme Court of Mauritius. The set stands out for its ‘thorough knowledge of the Mauritian legal framework and is well-connected in almost every sphere of the Mauritius business community.’

Practice head(s):

Imtihaz Mamoojee

Testimonials

‘They have good communication skills, they are articulate and are also good listeners.’

‘They are committed to quality and are loyal.’

‘Their ability to fully listen, understand and present appropriate solutions for discussions is worth noting.’

‘The quality of service offered by the practice and the rapid response to queries makes it unique’

‘The quality of research of the legal team of Imtihaz Mamoojee Chambers and the legal advice tendered by the professionals who form part of the team makes them different from competitors.’

‘Once I became a client of Imtihaz Mamoojee and his team, they always rooted for me. They not only worked on my case but also looked out for my interests in other areas. They were fully invested in my issue and went beyond what is the expected.’

‘Imtihaz has a thorough knowledge of the Mauritian legal framework and is well connected in almost every sphere of the Mauritius business community. He puts his network to use in helping his clients and finding solutions for his clients.’

Orison Legal

Founded in 2021, Orison Legal is the merger of two established Mauritian sets – Legis Consult Law Chambers and 5 Fifteen Barristers. The team of barristers, litigators and transactional lawyers possess ‘a wide spectrum of legal expertise in civil, contract, corporate, finance, construction and arbitration matters.’ Rajesh Bucktowonsing is a key contact as well as Bilshan Nursimulu, a ‘promising barrister who has acquired experience at both local and international level’, and Tania Li, who has particular experience in acquisitions and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Bilshan Nursimulu; Tania Li

Other key lawyers:

Kunal Ramnah; Rajesh Bucktowonsing

Testimonials

‘The team is composed of a wide spectrum of legal expertise from civil, contract, corporate, finance , construction arbitration etc. They are barristers & solicitors, young , dynamic and experienced. Members of the team continuously carry out research and publish articles on different subjects and legislations. They make good use of technology and internet.’

‘Rajesh Bucktowonsing has been in the practice of law for a very long time. I know him personally for having dealt with him in my capacity as a barrister in cases before several courts and the Supreme Court and also a client. Bilshan Nursimulu is a promising barrister who has acquired experience at both local and international level. Kunal advises us regularly on construction law and contracts more particularly in connection with FIDIC. Tania advises us on financial and corporate matters.’

‘They are always ready to help and their advice is always to the point.’

‘They are always available. Unlike other firms where you have wait a long time to have a meeting, Bilshan Nursimulu always makes time to assist when required.’

‘Same as above. Astute and forward thinking strategic input on legal matters rather than mere legal insight.’

Key clients

Cairn Energy Plc

Norscot Rig Management (Pvt) Ltd

Betamax Ltd NoSaint Aubin Group

JTC Employer Solutions Trustee Limited

Mauritius Duty Free Paradise

Ebene Square Limited

Aquasantec International Ltd

National Property Fund Limited

Petredec (Mauritius) Ltd

CIM Financial Services Limited

Development Bank of Mauritius Ltd

Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

Mauritius Standards Bureau

PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd

Quantuma Mauritius

Peepul Capital Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd

Grant Thornton Mauritius

GMG Trust Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Cairn Energy group on the enforcement of a $1.4 bn investor-state arbitral award against the Republic of India.
  • Advised a Cayman fund on the acquisition of a bank in a conservatorship.
  • Advising Grant Thornton Mauritius, the administrators of Air Mauritius Ltd, on the restructuring of the company’s liabilities.