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M A U R I T I U S
O F F I C E D E S C R I P T I O N
2 Mauritius Office Description
“Appleby is a firm that you can put your complete trust in to
find a solution” - Legal 500
A B O U T A P P L E B Y
APPLEBY IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS. OUR GLOBAL TEAMS OF LEGAL SPECIALISTS ADVISE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS.
We are regularly recognised for our professionalism, integrity and excellence, and these are the values we pride ourselves on and are at the core of our business.
We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Property, Regulatory and Private Client and Trusts practice areas. We work with our clients to achieve practical solutions whether from a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.
Through Appleby Global Services, Appleby provides a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services focused on corporate structures. Our dedicated teams of experienced professionals work closely with our legal specialists to provide our clients with an integrated legal and corporate administration offering.
We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations, operating in nine and practicing the laws of eight jurisdictions. Our office locations include the key international jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Our global presence enables us to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional legal advice at the times most beneficial to our clients.
“A respected firm with an unparalleled
- Chambers & Partners
A P P L E B Y M A U R I T I U S
APPLEBY WAS THE FIRST GLOBAL, OFFSHORE LAW FIRM TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES FROM THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS.
We focus on investments into emerging African, Indian and Asian markets through general corporate and dispute resolution work for our international clients.
Our clients are diverse, ranging from banks and state owned enterprises, to investment funds, listed companies and high-net-worth individuals. They come to us for expert advice that is delivered in a timely and commercially minded way, and is always set in the context of understanding how to do business in India, Asia, or Africa.
Our legal practices have consistently earned top-tier ranking in leading publications such as Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
Our unparalleled offshore presence means that clients do not have to manage a large group of advisors for complex, multi-jurisdictional matters and projects. In addition our relationships with leading onshore firms are unrivaled and ensure clients receive a cohesive and joined-up approach to both the offshore and onshore elements of their matters.
Our lawyers in Mauritius are fluent in English and French.
Mauritius Office Description applebyglobal.com
O V E R V I E W
“Our clients are diverse, ranging
from banks and state owned enterprises
to investment funds, listed companies
and high net worth individuals.”
applebyglobal.comMauritius Office Description
L E G A L S E R V I C E S
Our lawyers advise on all aspects of Mauritius law. This includes the establishment of investment funds, special purpose vehicles and structured finance, insurance companies and insurance products, securitisation, financing transactions and public and private holding companies. Our team can also facilitate the provision of legal advice in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey and the Seychelles.
Our areas of practice include:
• Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Banking & Asset Finance
• Corporate Finance
• Dispute Resolution
• Fraud & Asset Tracing
• Funds Disputes
• Funds & Investment Services
• Insolvency & Restructuring
• Insurance & Reinsurance Dispute Resolution
• Intellectual Property
• Islamic Finance
• Private Client & Trusts
• Commercial Property
• Structured Finance
• Trust & Disputes
• Regulatory Advice
R E P R E S E N TAT I V E W O R K
J P M O R G A N
Acted as Mauritius counsel to JP Morgan in connection with credit financing to
Bain Capital Partners for the acquisition of computer services company, Genpact Limited (NYSE: G), from General Atlantic
and Oak Hill Capital Partners, for approximately US$1bn.
C O N S O R T I U M O F B A N K S
Acted as Mauritius counsel to a consortium of banks in connection with a US$600m loan to Indonesian
miner PT Bumi Resources Tbk, for the pre-payment of part of its US$1.9bn six year loan from the leading sovereign
Chinese wealth fund, China Investment Corporation.
R E N A S C E R LT D .
Acted as Mauritius counsel to Renascer Ltd. (Renascer), a Mauritius incorporated
special purpose vehicle owned by the Republic of Mozambique, in connection with the refinancing of a US$800m loan, arranged to restructure Hidroeléctrica
de Cahora Bassa S.A.R.L., whereby Renascer acquired further shares in
Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa S.A.R.L. from the Government of Portugal.
M O R G A N S TA N L E Y
Acted as Mauritius counsel to a consortium led by Morgan Stanley in connection with the acquisition of a
44% stake in the power generation and engineering services firm, Asian Genco,
O 3 B N E T W O R K S
Acted as Mauritius counsel for O3b Networks in connection with its US$1.2bn financing of a series of
satellites to create a global internet backbone and support super fast broadband connections to service customers across 150 countries
including Africa and other emerging markets.
A S P E N G L O B A L
Acted as Mauritius counsel for South Africa’s leading pharmaceutical
company, Aspen Global, in connection with its acquisition of Australia’s Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited (listed on the
Australian stock exchange) for US$900m.
R O YA L D U T C H S H E L L P L C
Acted as Mauritius counsel to Royal Dutch Shell Plc in connection with the sale of its downstream African
businesses, valued at US$1bn, as part of a programme of sales of its non-core
E C O B A N K C A P I TA L
Acted as Mauritius counsel to Ecobank Capital in connection with a US$202m
syndicated credit facility to IHS Holding Limited (IHS), Africa’s largest
independent mobile infrastructure provider, to finance IHS’s acquisition of MTN Group Limited’s 1,757 mobile
network towers in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.
E M E R G I N G A F R I C A I N F R A S T R U C T U R E F U N D
Acted as Mauritius counsel to the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
in connection with a $35m loan to Industrial Promotion Services (Kenya) Ltd (IPS), enabling IPS to transfer its equity investment in the US$600m
Seacom project, the first undersea fibre optic cable project along the east coast
Mauritius Office Description
R E P R E S E N TAT I V E W O R K
PA C I F I C C E N T U R Y G R O U P
Acted as Mauritius counsel to Pacific Century Group in connection with its acquisition of AIG’s investment
management business (spanning 32 countries and managing approximately
US$88.7bn of investments of institutional and retail clients) for
S O D E X O S A
Acted as Mauritius counsel for Sodexo SA in relation to the purchase of
Indian-based Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Group, which services a
prestigious client base in 22 states and employs 20,000 people in more than
1,000 sites across India.
B N P PA R I B A S
Acted as Mauritius counsel to BNP Paribas in connection with a US$155m
Credit Facility to Puma Energy Southern Africa Holdings LLC, as part
of its US$296m acquisition of BP’s downstream oil businesses in South and
R I O T I N T O L I M I T E D
Acted as Mauritius counsel to Rio Tinto Limited in connection with
the acquisition of Riversdale Mining Limited (a coal mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and
operating in Africa), and some of its subsidiaries.
A M E R I C A N I N T E R N AT I O N A L G R O U P I N C .
Advised American International Group Inc. (AIG) in connection with the broad
set of actions, taken in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury
and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), with respect to the
US government US$80 to US$85bn investments in AIG through FRBNY.
G L E N C O R E I N T E R N AT I O N A L A G
Acted as Mauritius counsel to Glencore International Ag with respect to the
establishment of a joint venture between AIM-listed Masawara Plc and Alveir Management Ltd, in connection with