Firm Profile > 5 St James Court > Port Louis, Mauritius

5 St James Court

Mauritius > Leading firms Tier 3

5 St James Court is a highly recognised set of chambers with a number of highly regarded practitioners, including head of chambers Ravindra Chetty and transactions expert Avinash Sunassee, who have appeared in cases of national importance and in international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Ravindra Chetty; Avinash Sunassee

Key clients

Air Mauritius Limited

Bank of Mauritius

Financial Services Commission

British High Commission

Australian High Commission

British Council

Habib Bank

HSBC (Mauritius)

State Trading Corporation

Economic Development Board

Grant Thornton (Mauritius)

BCP Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

Banque Pictet & Cie SA


The set: 5 St James Court was set up in 2011, with Ravindra Chetty SC as head of chambers. It comprises rising and senior self-employed barristers, who can either be instructed individually or as part of a team. It has constantly been growing in size since its creation. Chambers is a predominantly civil and commercial set, with a strong banking and financial services practice. Members of chambers also advise on complex criminal litigation.

Areas of practice: Members of chambers undertake both transactional and litigation work. They regularly advise and act for a significant number of international banks, financial institutions and businesses. They also undertake international consultancy work. Members of chambers are involved in heavyweight litigation and sizable international arbitration claims. They act before all jurisdictions of the courts in Mauritius, including the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Over the past year, examples of some of the matters in which they have been involved include: international arbitration under the SIAC rules; the insolvency of a group of companies with assets estimated at over US$1bn in issue; litigation involving an investment fund with a claim of more than US$100m; a competition law claim of over US$30m; capital raise of US$500m for a telecommunications company operating in Africa; enquiry in relation to infrastructure projects in Mauritius worth more than US$150m; the restructuring of a local bank; and advising a foreign state in Africa on the restructuring of its financial services sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Ravindra Chetty SC
Arbitration Avinash Sunassee
Banking and finance Ravindra Chetty SC
Banking and finance Avinash Sunassee
Civil litigation Ravindra Chetty SC
Civil litigation Vimalen Reddi
Commercial Ravindra Chetty SC
Commercial Avinash Sunassee
Company and partnerships Ravindra Chetty SC
Company and partnerships Avinash Sunassee
Construction and real estate Ravindra Chetty SC
Construction and real estate Avinash Sunassee
Education Vimalen Reddi
Employment Vimalen Reddi
Employment Yashley Reesaul
Energy Ravindra Chetty SC
Energy Neeven Parsooramen
Environment Vimalen Reddi
Environment Neeven Parsooramen
Government and public Ravindra Chetty SC
Government and public Vimalen Reddi
Insolvency and restructuring Ravindra Chetty SC
Insolvency and restructuring Avinash Sunassee
Insurance and reinsurance Ravindra Chetty SC
Insurance and reinsurance Avinash Sunassee
Intellectual property, media and IT Yashley Reesaul
Intellectual property, media and IT Vimalen Reddi
Public procurement Ravindra Chetty SC
Public procurement Avinash Sunassee
Shipping Vimalen Reddi
Shipping Ravindra Chetty SC
Tax Ravindra Chetty SC
Tax Neeven Parsooramen
Trusts Ravindra Chetty SC
Trusts Avinash Sunassee
Number of lawyers : 12