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Eversheds Sutherland

General Business Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 4MauritiusGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Global firm with a significant foothold in the Mauritian market. Assists international and domestic clients with a broad range of corporate commercial mandates, including high-yield M&A, project finance and banking regulatory advice. Also advises on litigation, compliance and employment law. Notable activity representing real estate companies in a range of transactions.

Strengths

Market commentators view it as "a good team with good expertise," adding that "the senior lawyers know their stuff."

Work highlights

Advised Hahei Overseas on pre-litigation matters in connection with a Mauritian company's alleged failure to pay amounts owed under a promissory note, in addition to applying for interim injunctions.

Notable practitioners

Jean-François Boisvenu is a distinguished corporate lawyer in the Mauritian legal market. He has specific expertise in banking and finance, as well as assisting real estate companies with construction and development. Observers note that he is "very experienced in banking and finance," with clients describing him as "very professional and highly efficient."

Yannick Fok is praised for being "highly professional"and "extremely capable." His knowledge spans a range of corporate law matters, with further knowledge of employment mandates.

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Overview

The firm joined the Eversheds Sutherland Global in 2014 but has been in Mauritius since 2009 and has been growing steadily since then as a boutique law firm. The practice offers legal services to domestic and local clients including conglomerates, banks and financial institutions, real estate companies, management companies and other financial service providers.

The firm regularly advises on matters of commercial and corporate law, M&A, banking and finance, and financial services, securities law, and employment law. The firm is also particularly known for its expertise in intellectual property and competition law. Certain partners have also lectured in their specialist areas for a number of years.

In addition to its transactional and advisory work, the firm is regularly instructed to appear in commercial litigation and has steadily developed its arbitration practice over the past few years. Members of the firm appear frequently before the Supreme Court of Mauritius as well as before regulatory bodies such as the Competition Commission of Mauritius. The firm has recently appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London.

Members

Boisvenu, Jean-Francois

Boisvenu, Jean-François

Fok, Yannick

Fok, Yannick

Hough, Michael

Hurnaum, Nitish

General Business Law

Eversheds Sutherland

firm
Location

‘2nd Floor

246 Edith Cavell Court

Edith Cavell Street

Mauritius

11302

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Mauritius

General Business Law


Jean-François Boisvenu
Band 4
Yannick Fok
Band 4