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5 St James Court

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Ravindra Chetty SC is a Silk with over 30 years’ experience as a leading Barrister at the Mauritian Bar. Highly commended for his “experience and thoroughness” in disputes, he is frequently instructed to represent international banks, corporations, medical councils and government figures in arbitral matters and in appeals. Market observers note that he is an “excellent advocate in Mauritius,” with clients commending him for his “good reputation and credentials as a litigation lawyer.” Ravindra Chetty SC has conducted many notable cases, which have shaped Mauritian jurisprudence.


An alumnus of Balliol College, Oxford, Ravindra Chetty SC is one of the most recognised and respected barristers in Mauritius. He was one of the first Arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Sports (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2002. Ravindra Chetty SC is also an Arbitrator on the panel of arbitrators of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has recently been appointed as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (Mauritius) (PCA).

Ravindra presently serves on the Committee on Reform of Vocational Studies and Discipline of the Legal Profession, which is presently chaired by Lord Philipps of Worth Matravers, KG, PC.

Ravindra served as President of the Mauritius Bar Association in 2005.

He has also lectured at the Mauritius Council of Legal Education and was a member of the Board of Examiners of the Council.

Ravindra Chetty SC has been a member of the following bodies:

  • Rotary Club of Port Louis Citadelle since 1989. He was President of the Club from 1995 to 1996;
  • Mauritius Football Association, of which he was President from 1997 to 2001;
  • Standing Committee on Statutes of the Confederation Africaine de Football (C.A.F) from 1998 to 2001;
  • Council of Southern African Football Associations, of which he was an executive member from 1999 to 2001.



English, French, Creole


Ravindra Chetty SC is a Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and the Mauritius Bar Association.


B.A Jurisprudence, Oxford University (Balliol College), 1986


Lawyer Rankings

Mauritius > Barristers: Commercial disputes

(Leading Silks)

Ravindra Chetty SC5 St James Court ‘Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to express arguments and ideas clearly with an analytical mind and logical approach.’

The members of 5 St James Court are renowned for their work in heavyweight commercial litigation, international arbitration, and specialised expertise in insolvency, banking and finance matters. Ravindra Chetty SC has distinguished himself in appearing for the Indian government in an injunctive action to permanently restrain an investment company from pursuing with arbitration proceedings in CC/Devas (Mauritius) Ltd v The Republic of India, as well as successfully defending before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council election petitions entered against several Members of Parliament in Surendra Dayal v Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. Avinash Sunassee has also notably appeared before the Privy Council in a case concerning Norwich Pharmacal relief against a local bank in Stanford Asset Holdings Ltd v AfrAsia Bank Ltd.