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International offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced that it has added the provision of Mauritius legal advice and the incorporation of Mauritius Global Business Companies (GBCs) to its already impressive roster of jurisdictions.
The Mauritius practice will comprise a globally integrated team spanning the firm’s Middle Eastern and Asian offices as well as in Mauritius itself. The firm has retained Nicolas Richard and Sameer Tegally, who will be based in Ebene, Mauritius. They will be complemented by lawyers dedicated to practising Mauritius law in the firm’s Dubai and Singapore offices. Alongside the already established Dubai team, Sonia Xavier will provide Mauritius advice out of the firm’s Dubai office and Luchmyparsad Aujayeb (Raaj) will be based in Singapore. More Mauritius focussed lawyers are set to join the Hong Kong office and, in due course, London.
Roger Burgess, Head of the Dubai office of Conyers Dill & Pearman, commented: “Our Dubai office has seen a growing number of GCC firms investing in India and Mauritius companies are clearly the preferred investment vehicles. Recently Dubai International Capital announced that that they will be making major investments in India and we anticipate that several others will do much the same.”
Mr. Burgess continued: “From Dubai, our Mauritius practice will focus on general corporate and commercial work, with particular emphasis on investment funds, private equity, joint ventures and financing transactions. As a further benefit, via our affiliated Codan companies, we can provide incorporation, formation, administration, corporate secretarial and management services for global business companies (GBCs)”
John Collis, Chairman of Conyers Dill & Pearman added: “As a firm we are constantly listening to our clients and assessing where their preferences lie. The addition of the Mauritius practice further strengthens our ability to provide clients with jurisdictional options, and we look forward to continually augmenting our service offering.”
The Mauritius global business sector has rapidly developed into the island’s second most important economic sector after tourism, with an average growth rate of nearly 10% over the last 10 years – a trend which looks set to continue. Carefully crafted legislation and thoughtfully negotiated taxation treaties, combined with the nation’s geographic location at the gateway to the modern trade routes of southern Asia, make Mauritius a desirable location from which to do international business.
The addition of the Mauritius office further solidifies Conyers Dill & Pearman’s position as industry leader, and is in line with the firm’s strategy of sustained global and organic expansion. As well as providing legal advice on Mauritius, the firm’s Mauritius office will allow clients access to the key global jurisdictions of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. The establishment of the Mauritius practice brings the total number of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s worldwide offices to ten, including Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Singapore and Anguilla.