Firm Profile > Appleby > Port Louis, Mauritius

Appleby
7TH FLOOR, HAPPY WORLD HOUSE 37,
SIR WILLIAM NEWTON STREET
PORT LOUIS
11328
Mauritius

Leading firms Tier 1

Appleby assists with the full spectrum of Mauritian law, with a particular emphasis on local and international transactions and litigation. The group's expertise includes corporate, commercial and structured finance, while a separate dispute resolution practice mainly handles fund disputes, restructuring and insolvency, as well as fraud and asset tracing cases. Registered foreign lawyer Malcolm Moller acts as corporate practice group head, Yahia Nazroo leads the disputes group and Dushyant Ramdhur specialises in litigation with a focus on insurance, industrial disputes and recovery procedures.

Practice head(s):

Malcom Moller; Yahia Nazroo

Other key lawyers:

Dushyant Ramdhur

Testimonials

‘Promptness, dedication and attention to details as well as advice being provided so as to make an informed decision for the benefit of the business.’

‘Yahia Nazroo – calmness, assurance and shrewdness while handling even the most complex issues.’

‘Very high level of service in Mauritius, experienced lawyers well versed in international litigation.’

‘Yahia Nazroo – confident and well-versed in Mauritian procedures. Dushyant Ramdhur – industrious and conscientious.’

Key clients

Apollo Global Management LLC

UPL Corporation Limited

Apex Fund Services (Mauritius) Ltd

Azure Power

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Inc

Hudson River Trading LLC

Jane Street Group LLC

Jindal Steel

McDermott International Inc.

Teranga Gold Corporation

The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited

Holman Fenwick Wilan LLP

Wintell & Co

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission

Conyers Dill & Pearman (Bermuda)

Butterfield (Mauritius) Ltd

SGSCO

CMS RM Partners (South Africa)

The firm: Appleby is a leading offshore law firm. The team of legal specialists advise global public and private companies, financial institutions and private individuals. Appleby is regularly recognised for its integrity and excellent client service, these are the values the firm prides itself on and are at the very core of its business.

Appleby’s global presence allows it to provide timely and comprehensive legal advice at the times that matter most to clients. Appleby is located in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Appleby works with clients to achieve practical solutions whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions. Appleby is a full service law firm providing expert advice across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas.

Principal areas of work
Mergers and acquisitions: Appleby’s mergers and acquisitions team regularly works with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe to help them deploy strategic growth and restructuring initiatives, whether involving single jurisdictions or complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary transactions. They actively monitor M&A trends through their half-yearly Offshore-i report and their unique global presence means that they are able to advise clients on complex, cross-border transactions involving the offshore jurisdictions.

Regulatory: Appleby’s regulatory and compliance team is one of the world’s largest offshore, comprised of experts who not only have first-hand knowledge of local regulation, but who have in many cases, helped to shape it. Their team are skilled at putting technical regulatory information and decision-making in a commercial context, and clients know that they can assemble the team to deliver an international service, quickly and seamlessly.

Technology and innovation: Appleby’s multi-disciplinary technology and innovation group comprises experts from each of their ten offices to help businesses meet the new challenges and support clients across a broad range of emerging technologies including blockchain, virtual currencies, ICOs, data protection and financial technologies.

Banking and finance: Appleby’s banking and asset finance team are experienced in all aspects of law relating to banking, ship and aircraft registration and finance, asset backed finance and project and infrastructure finance. They provide advice to major banks and financial institutions, ship and aircraft owners, lessors, and lessees and have deep and trusted relationships with numerous international law firms, shipping groups and financial institutions around the world.

Funds: Appleby’s fund finance team are experts in advising banks and finance providers in the development of sophisticated financing solutions. The team are globally recognized as leaders in the fund finance sector and have advised on a variety of different financing structures involving funds that have ranged from a hundred million to billions of dollars in subscribed investor commitments.

Insolvency and restructuring: Appleby’s insolvency and testructuring team advise directors, institutional lenders, creditors (secured or unsecured), borrowers, or insolvency practitioners in large insolvencies that have offshore or cross-border elements. The team has extensive insolvency and restructuring experience across a wide range of industries, including retail, hospitality and leisure, healthcare, financial services, real estate and manufacturing.

Trust disputes: As family arrangements become more complex, trustees and beneficiaries are frequently being drawn into disputes which lead to court proceedings. Appleby’s talented, experienced and solution driven trust disputes team is committed to delivering the highest possible level of client service and regularly work together across their global locations to provide expert multi-jurisdictional advice.

Employment: Appleby’s specialist employment team provides advice on employment and immigration law to a range of global clients, including banks, financial services businesses, companies and directors, as well as their onshore legal advisers. With close ties to local governments, they are often consulted on, and help to share, new laws brought into force across the jurisdictions in which they operate.

Fraud and asset tracing: Appleby’s fraud and asset tracing team are experts in helping clients to trace and recover assets across international jurisdictions, regardless of where proceedings originate. Their clients include major financial institutions, multinational corporations, government agencies, state-owned corporations and high net worth individuals, who have been defrauded or have received the proceeds of fraud. They also advise directors and officers, and other service providers caught in the fallout of fraudulent activities.

Property: Appleby are a leading provider of property services in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man and Jersey. Their property team provides expert legal advice on all aspects of commercial and residential property, including sales and purchases, leasing, development and property finance transactions. They are frequently recognised for their experience and excellent client service and are consistently ranked in the top tiers for property work. They regularly work directly with developers, investors, business occupiers, banking institutions and private individuals.

PC&T: Appleby’s private client and trust team provide trust and foundation services to private individuals, families, and fiduciary companies. They advise on all aspects of trust law, including the establishment, administration, restructuring and termination of private, charitable, and commercial trusts and foundations. They act in a personal capacity as Protector, Enforcer and Director (of Private Trust Companies) for a number of discretionary trusts and are frequently instructed by blue-chip trust institutions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Group Managing Partner Malcolm Moller
Corporate & Dispute Resolution Yahia Nazroo
Corporate & Dispute Resolution Sharmilla Bhima
Dispute Resolution Dushyant Ramdhur
Number of partners : 4
Number of other fee earners : 10
English
French
Main Contact : Malcolm Moller, Office managing partner
Other offices : Bermuda
Other offices : British Virgin Islands
Other offices : Cayman Islands
Other offices : Guernsey
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Isle of Man
Other offices : Jersey
Other offices : Shanghai