Mr Iqbal Rajahbalee > BLC Robert & Associates > Ebene, Mauritius > Lawyer Profile

BLC Robert & Associates
2ND FLOOR, THE AXIS
26 BANK STREET, CYBERCITY
EBENE 72201, MAURITIUS
Mauritius

Position

Senior Counsel
Managing Partner

Career

Iqbal is the Managing P_)artner of BLC Robert and is specialised in the practice areas of Banking and Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, PPP and Regulatory. He is a senior counsel with over 30 years of practice at the Bar of Mauritius advising on a number of diverse cross-border finance transactions, including asset financing and investment funds both for the public and private sectors.

He is the founder of the offshore industry in Mauritius and served as the first Executive Director of the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA). He was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius, the regulatory body of the non-banking finance industry. He has acted as Mauritian counsel in setting up a number of global investment funds and advised a number of multinationals. In addition, Iqbal served for more than ten years at the Attorney General‘s Office, Ministry of Justice rising to the position of Assistant Solicitor General. He is often called upon by the government to advise on financial law matters and has drafted numerous pieces of legislation in Mauritius including the Securities Act, the Financial Services Development Act and the Insurance Act.

Iqbal has led several Government delegations on a wide range of issues from international territorial disputes to taxation, and has sat on a number of government appointed committees.

In respect of real estate and construction work, Iqbal has been the legal advisor of a number of real estate developments of all kinds including residential, commercial and hospitality. Iqbal has also represented some major domestic contractors in arbitration and litigation proceedings with regard to construction disputes. 

Languages

English and French

Memberships

  • Middle Temple Inn of Court, London
  • Honorary Member, Asian Offshore Association
  • Mauritius Bar Association

Education

LL.B and LL.M – London School of Economics, England

Lawyer Rankings

Mauritius > Leading firms

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Iqbal Rajahbalee



BLC Robert & Associates

A leader in Mauritius’, BLC Robert & Associates earns praise for its ‘excellent legal skills’, ‘great response times’ and ‘strong client care’. Managing partner Iqbal Rajahbalee is a sought-after litigator and also handles transactional and regulatory matters; he advised Grit Real Estate Income Group on the local aspects of its listing on the LSE. Other recommended names include Jason Harel (‘commercially astute with strong legal understanding’), litigation specialist André Robert and Jean-Eric Sauzier.