Juristconsult Chambers > Ebene, Mauritius > Firm Profile

Juristconsult Chambers
LEVEL 12, TOWER II
NEXTERACOM, CYBERCITY
EBENE 72201
Mauritius

Mauritius > Leading firms Tier 2

Juristconsult Chambers stands out for its corporate, banking, finance and transactional work. The team is particularly experienced in the representation of local and foreign banks in global transactions and utilises its DLA Piper Africa network for this. In addition to transactional work, the team provides corporate governance and regulatory compliance advice as well as essential advice for investors using Mauritius as a gateway to other jurisdictions. Transactions and public law expert Marc Hein SC and managing partner Nicolas Richard are the names to note; Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed and ‘very proactiveShalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Abdool Rahim Salehmohamed; Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree

Testimonials

‘The team members worked cooperatively and flawlessly. They quickly acknowledge receipt of communications and provided quick responses. All were courteous and very professional.’

‘Their subject matter expertise is unrivalled and they have a clear focus on deal execution, raising appropriate points and solutions. The partner’s accessibility is definitely appreciated.’

‘Abdool is a clear stand-out partner. The way he leads his transactions is second to none; providing his clients with updates in a timely fashion, proposing solutions and resolving contentious and delicate issues with utmost professionalism.’

‘The legal team who helped us to achieve our goals are qualified lawyers with a big sense of commitment.’

‘Very proactive people, especially Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree, who offer practical legal solutions.’

‘The team is responsive and has a lot of local knowledge’.

Key clients

Government of Canada

Development Finance Corporation (Prev. OPIC)

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking

Air Lease Corporation

iEnergizer Holdings Ltd and iEnergizer Aptara Limited

Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia

Africa Finance Corporation

‘United States International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”).’

Work highlights

  • Advised the Government of Canada on the terms of the Repayable Contribution Agreement and issue capacity and enforceability legal opinions for the deal.
  • Acted as Mauritian counsel to the United States International Development Finance Corporation on a transaction which involved a direct loan of $5m to Africa Healthcare Network to help expand access to affordable, high quality healthcare through its lifesaving dialysis centres across East Africa.

Please see https://www.dlapiperafrica.com/en/mauritius/ for further information.


 

At Juristconsult Chambers, we believe in the most valuable offering which is to help others. We support diversity starting from our firm, where individuals of all backgrounds, gender, age and beliefs work in harmony under the same roof. At the firm we work on fostering a friendly culture where the team members feels at ease to voice out their concerns. The firm has also sensitized employees on energy saving and several measures regarding the recycling of waste.

We have since the establishment of the firm helped many organisations who are vested in activities towards the betterment of the society. Each year the firm is engaged in helping organisations through donations. In 2017 the firm helped 5 main organisations, each leading their own fight towards a better welfare. The causes that we supported these last years are; the care for the homeless, the rehabilitation of women, Type 1 diabetes, visually handicapped and the alleviation of poverty in general.

The firm also engages in legal pro bono work. One of the most renowned case that caught the attention of the media, even of surrounding countries was when the firm’s lawyer represented the association Prévention Information Lutte contre le Sida (PILS) before the Supreme Court in the case of the young Cameroonian student who was denied a residence permit because of her HIV status. The student was then allowed to continue her studies on humanitarian grounds. Members of the firm have also assisted in the drafting of documents for the setting up of cultural associations.

Burty Francois, Partner at the firm is the dedicated lawyer in relation to pro bono work. Taking care of the under-privileged has always been and will always be one of Juristconsult’s mission towards a society in which we work and live.