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Multi-jurisdictional law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce the formal opening of its law office in Mauritius. Conyers received regulatory approval and registration of Conyers Dill & Pearman (Mauritius) Limited as a Joint Law Venture under the Mauritius Law Practitioners Act 1984. The Attorney General of Mauritius, Hon. Rama Valayden, presented the registration certificate to John Collis, Chairman of Conyers, in Port Louis in late June. Recent amendments to Mauritius law now allow foreign law firms to establish operations in the jurisdiction to provide Mauritius legal services.
Conyers’ Mauritius office will focus on general corporate and commercial work, with particular emphasis on investment funds, private equity, joint ventures, banking and finance transactions, structured finance, and shipping and aircraft registration and financing, providing a conduit for investment into the burgeoning markets of India and South Africa as the appetite for doing business in these regions continues apace. Conyers’ sister company, Codan (Mauritius) Limited, which was established in March 2008, provides incorporation, formation, administration, corporate secretarial and management services to global business entities.
Conyers’ Mauritius office is located in Ebene, at the heart of the financial and cyber district of the island. The Mauritius practice comprises a globally integrated team, with Nicolas Richard and Sameer Tegally in Mauritius, Sonia Xavier advising on Mauritius law from Dubai, and Devalingum Gopalla advising on Mauritius law from London.
John Collis commented: “We have seen significant interest from multinational clients in India and South Africa and the addition of our Mauritius office further strengthens our ability to facilitate transactions in these key emerging markets. Since establishing a Mauritius presence last year, Conyers has received a significant number of instructions and built a solid reputation for delivering the highest quality legal advice in a responsive and timely manner. We pride ourselves on advising on the world’s leading jurisdictions, and the rise of Mauritius to a highly reputable global business centre following rapid development of its global business sector made Mauritius a natural choice for Conyers. We look forward to continually augmenting our service offering in Mauritius.”
The launch of Conyers’ Mauritius office further consolidates the firm’s position as the leading provider of offshore legal services, in line with its strategy of sustained global and organic expansion. In addition to Mauritius, Conyers advises on the leading jurisdictions of the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, and continues to strengthen its position in those jurisdictions. Conyers comprises close to 600 staff with more than 150 lawyers and spans a global network of 11 locations worldwide.