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PLCJ Ltd. > The Legal 500 Rankings
Leading firms Tier 4
PLCJ Ltd., which practises both Mauritian and French law, has robust cross-border expertise. Best known for its corporate and M&A capability, the firm also draws upon skill sets in competition, IP, technology and dispute resolution. Founding partner Mathilde Parent Lagesse, who is qualified in both France and Mauritius, is noted.
‘PLCJ is a dynamic and professional law firm that provides a full service in business law in Mauritius.’
‘Team strengths: experts in mainly all the fields of law needed for your business; strong network, therefore easy access to experts needed in other fields and other jurisdictions.’
‘The team is very professional, rigorous, proactive, with a very client-focused and pragmatic approach.’
‘The founder of the firm, Mathilde Parent Lagesse, comes from a big British firm (Bird & Bird), where she has acquired the best practice both in French and in English.’
‘We have especially worked with Mathilde Parent Lagesse and Ornella Bisquay. They have shown strong skills in commercial law, reactivity to deal with difficulties, commitment in their files and availability.’
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PLCJ Ltd. > Firm Profile
Business lawyers in Europe and in the Indian Ocean
PLCJ was founded in 2007 by Mathilde Parent Lagesse, a member of the Paris and Mauritius Bars, and is an international business law firm based in Mauritius and now composed of French and Mauritian lawyers and jurists. Ornella Bisquay was coopted partner in 2019.
Our firm’s philosophy is to build a bridge between Europe and the Indian Ocean in terms of business, the latter region being on the doorstep of Africa and Asia. Our highly professional, competent, multilingual and multicultural team is the first of its kind and still almost unique in Mauritius (French and Mauritian lawyers, having studied and worked in both countries) and handles each case with competence and open-mindedness. Our deep knowledge of French and Mauritian law enables us to offer personalized services tailored to the needs of both individuals and companies. PLCJ Ltd represents Bird & Bird in the Indian Ocean.
Our areas of expertise
Our deep knowledge of French and Mauritian law enables us to offer personalized assistance and advice tailored to your needs for both individuals and companies.
Antitrust and distribution: drafting and negotiating of distribution and franchise agreements,set up and restructuration of networks, restrictive competition practices (abrupt termination of established business relations, significant imbalance between the rights and obligations of the contractual parties, invoicing rules), commercial relations, and unfair commercial practices. Merger notifications to French, European, Mauritian or COMESA’s competition authorities and assistance regarding cartels, vertical restraints or abuse of a dominant position.
Arbitration and litigation:
- Disputes relating to transfer of shares and disagreements between shareholders (implementation of the liability guarantee, disputes between shareholders, directors’ liability, dispute involving an employee who is also a minority shareholder…)
- Intellectual Property disputes (trademarks or copyrights’ infringement litigation, action for forfeiture of trademarks, trademarks’ claim or invalidity claim)
- Antitrust disputes (before French or Mauritian authorities, or the COMESA Competition Authority)
- Commercial disputes in general (abrupt termination of business relationships, unfair business practices, action “en comblement de passif”, wrongful termination of negotiations …)
Banking law: drafting and review of guarantees to banking loans (guarantee contract, bank guarantee payable on first demand, corporate guarantee…) namely in an international context (loan granted in a country and guarantee granted by the parent company of the borrower in another country). Examination of the parties’ capacity to borrow and drafting of a legal opinion confirming the operation, its validity and legal enforceability.
Commercial law: drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements (general terms and conditions of sale, agency agreement, commission contract, supply agreement, services agreement, research and development agreement, license agreement, partnership agreements, non-disclosure agreement, distribution agreement, …). Products’ labelling rules, advertisement regulations, legal warranties and commercial guarantees as well as terms and conditions for online sale for e-commerce websites.
Corporate law: mergers and acquisitions, restructuring exercises, legal due dilligence, drafting and negotiating of contracts (Constitution, deeds, shareholders’ agreements, share transfer agreements, securities acquisition agreements, liability guarantees, joint-venture agreement, MOUs, term sheets, letters of intent, confidentiality undertaking, exclusivity undertakings, …). As a firm equally qualified in French and Mauritian laws, PLCJ Ltd is able to warn its clients of the significant differences between the two regimes. PLCJ Ltd also constitutes French and Mauritian legal entities (partnerships, companies and others), manages them by holding general meetings and by proceeding with the necessary corresponding formalities.
IP/IT: trademark filings and monitoring in France and Mauritius, drafting of integration software contracts, license agreements, and software general terms of service, cryptocurrency and the related applicable regulations in Mauritius.
Labour law: drafting, negotiation and termination of employment contracts in France and in Mauritius.
Protection of personal data: set up of a compliance programs in respect with the French Data Protection Regulations (RGPD) and the Data Protection Act in Mauritius.
Real estate law and relocation to Mauritius: investment in real estate projects in Mauritius (PDS and Ground +2 programs), which includes the negotiations of the reservation contracts to the sale agreements and all ancillary agreements. PLCJ can also carries out an analysis to determine the most suitable entity to implement your project (domestic company, SCI, foundations, ….), and suggest a mandate in order to avoid unnecessary trips to Mauritius for the signing of the deed and completion of all required formalities in relation to the obtention of a residence permit. PLCJ Ltd also provides support to the clients wishing to carry real estate transactions by becoming a property developer for estates under the PDS project.
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