Mr Nicolas Richard > Juristconsult Chambers > Ebene, Mauritius > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Nicolas Richard is the Managing Partner of Juristconsult Chambers. Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Nicolas was an associate / director of Conyers Dill & Pearman (Mauritius) Limited for 4 years. He also worked as Legal Affairs Manager at IBL, the largest conglomerate in Mauritius where he was involved in a number of important projects including the financing and construction of the island’s largest dockyard, the launch of the first private airline of the country (including financing and leasing of related aircrafts) and several cross-border financing transactions using Mauritius special purposes vehicles.

Nicolas also regularly advises local conglomerates on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory (including listing issues) and has been involved in some of the most important takeovers in Mauritius. He has also assisted various clients on the setting up of collective investment schemes investing in the property sector in India. He has also been involved in the setting up of several private equity funds targeting African countries in sectors such as mining, agriculture or infrastructure.

Nicolas’ practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law with particular focus on banking and finance, aircraft and shipping financing. Nicolas advises leading international banks and multinational companies on financing / investment structures and collaterals involving Mauritius vehicles. He has been involved in several high profile transactions including the first ever listing of a Mauritius company on NASDAQ and the operating lease of 4 Airbus A330-200 aircraft delivered to a major African airline.

Languages

English, French & Creole

Memberships

  • Mauritius Law Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Mauritius Institute of Director

Education

1998: D.E.S.S. Transports maritimes et aériens (postgraduate specialisation in air and shipping law), Aix en Provence University, France 1997: Maîtrise en droit privé (equivalent to an LLM with specialisation in private international law), Réunion University, France 1996: Licence en droit privé (equivalent to an LLB with specialisation in commercial law), Réunion University, France

Lawyer Rankings

Mauritius > Leading firms

Juristconsult Chambers, which is a member of the DLA Piper Africa Group, shines in cross-border transactions. Dispute resolution, corporate governance and employment are also active areas. Highlights included Nicolas Richard advising FirstRand Bank on a bridge facility to Trevo Capital. The group also includes ‘very good professionalAbdool Rahim Salehmohamed, who joined in 2017 from Taylor Wessing LLP, and chairman Marc Hein.