Mr Mushtaq Namdarkhan > BLC Robert & Associates > Ebene, Mauritius > Lawyer Profile

BLC Robert & Associates

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Insolvency




Mushtaq Namdarkhan is a Partner at BLC Robert & Associates in the Dispute Resolution practice area. He is mainly involved in corporate/commercial litigations and arbitrations as well as insolvency and restructuring transactions. Mushtaq regularly appears before the Supreme Court of Mauritius in shareholder disputes, banking litigation and construction disputes among others. He appears before the Designated Judges in applications involving the International Arbitration Act and the Convention for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act. He is also involved in a number of high-value domestic and international commercial arbitrations.

Mushtaq has co-authored the BLC Robert publication “Why Mauritius? A National Court in Support of International Arbitration” in 2016 and has regularly contributed to the “Chambers Global Practice Guides” on Insolvency and Litigation. He also intervenes as a speaker at several international arbitration conferences, including the East Africa International Arbitration Conference.

Prior to joining BLC Robert, Mushtaq was in the Restructuring and Insolvency Group at the London office of Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills).


English and French


  • Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Mauritius Bar Association
  • MARC 45 (Association of young arbitration practitioners under the aegis of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration Centre)
  • Country coordinator, Africa Construction Law
  • Board member, Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre


  • Diploma in International Arbitration, CIArb
  • Diploma in Civil Law, Université de la Réunion
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales
  • Sworn in as a barrister, Republic of Mauritius
  • LL.M (Commercial Law), University of Cambridge, England
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, Gray’s Inn
  • MA (Hons) Law, University of Cambridge, England

Lawyer Rankings

Mauritius > Barristers: Commercial disputes

(Leading Juniors)

Mushtaq NamdarkhanBLC Robert & Associates ‘Very conscientious and motivated by his files, knowledgeable about the law and the judicial system in Mauritius.’

Demonstrable experience in sectors including banking and finance bolsters the reputation of BLC Robert & Associates, whose team is frequently retained in complex, high-value commercial disputes before all levels of the Mauritian court system. Evidence of a stellar track record at the appellate level includes the successful defence before both the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of a challenge to an arbitral award arising out of a failure to pay tranches due under a shareholders agreement in VSoft Holdings LLC v Peepul Capital Fund II LLC. Iqbal Rajahbalee SC is engaged in resisting an injunction obtained by the Republic of India against Mauritian companies pursuing investment treaty arbitration in CC/Devas (Mauritius) Ltd v The Republic of India, and has defended a commercial bank in a high-profile wrongful termination claim in Beeharry v Maubank Ltd. Mushtaq Namdarkhan represented an investment fund in an application seeking to compel disclosures relating to an alleged fraud in Stanford Asset Holdings Limited and The Greenway PCC v AfrAsia Bank, and Ravi Bhookhun continues to build his portfolio, having previously appeared as junior counsel in an employment dispute before the Privy Council in Grewals (Mauritius) Ltd v Koo See Lin.

Mauritius > Leading firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Mushtaq NamdarkhanBLC 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.