Dya Ghose-Radhakeesoon

Dya Ghose-Radhakeesoon is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Mauritius on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dya directly using the contact details listed above.

Dya co-founded ETUDE GHOSE in 2006. She is an Attorney-at-Law and she heads ETUDE GHOSE. Dya read law at the University of Mauritius and topped at the Attorneys Vocational Examinations in 2005.

Since then, Dya has acquired considerable litigation experience, having appeared before every jurisdiction in Mauritius and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. She has further been advising local and foreign companies, global business companies, local banks, financial institutions, local authorities, parastatal bodies.

​Dya is involved in arbitration proceedings and is often solicited to chair disciplinary committees. She has a special interest for commercial disputes and regularly advises on issues relating to company law and insolvency, trust law, securities law.

​Dya is the youngest daughter of a family of four Attorneys. Her late father, Mr. Munn Datta Ghose, established the first solicitors’ firm of the family, in 1971. Mr. Munn Datta Ghose, Attorney was followed by her three daughters, all of whom have today embraced the legal profession in Mauritius.

Beyond her love for law, Dya Ghose-Radhakeesoon shares a passion for the art and science of Feng Sui in which she followed a course through an international coach. Dya has applied those energy principles to her working and everyday environment.

Firm Overview:

Etude Ghose Attorneys is today comprised of full-fledged practising Attorneys-at-Law, Barristers-at-Law, legal officers and devoted professionals.

It is dedicated in solving problems encountered in diverse areas of law and more specifically in civil law, company law and commercial litigation, dispute-resolution, arbitration, trust law, data-protection and competition law. It further offers advisory and advocacy services.

Our clients include local and foreign companies, global business companies, funds, foundations, trusts, financial institutions, local authorities, parastatal bodies amongst others.

Our objective is to deliver world class legal services to local and international clients whilst ensuring that the service we provide, reflects the ongoing changes in the law and its practice.

We provide personalised and practical solutions to clients on the basis of a complete understanding of their individual circumstances. We are committed to giving our best as trusted advisers and working alongside our clients, to achieve the desired outcomes.

​Our members are qualified lawyers who practise before every jurisdiction of Mauritius. They converse mainly in English, French, Creole and Hindi.

Cunden Rengassamy MBA, CFE, FCCA

Cunden Rengassamy is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has spent more than 26 years in the auditing profession, working for leading accountancy firms in Mauritius. He has considerable experience in auditing financial statements of entities in all major economic sphere in Mauritius. He has engaged in audit assignments in African and European countries for international organisations.

Cunden Rengassamy is the founder of DFK – r.c partners, an accounting practice, and actually occupies the post of Managing Partner.

On the basis of his considerable business and technical experience, Cunden Rengassamy also engages in advisory services relating to taxation, share valuation and business consulting.

Firm Overview:

DFK – r.c partners is an accountancy firm which has been serving both domestic and international businesses for more than 15 years.

DFK – r..c partners believes in timely delivery of assignments and commitments to finding effective solutions to clients’ problems.

High professional ethics and continuous innovation in our services are inseparable part of our values. At the end of the day, we can’t close our files without surprising our clients, whatever the miles we have to run.

Above all, our motto is to shape a better world through our profession.

DFK – r.c partners is an independent member firm of DFK International, an accounting network firm having interest in more than 92 countries over 50 years. And the network has over more than 412 offices accross the world and supported by the shared resources and experiences of more than 11,934 staffs.

Cunden Rengassamy MBA, CFE, FCCA

Cunden Rengassamy is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has spent more than 26 years in the auditing profession, working for leading accountancy firms in Mauritius. He has considerable experience in auditing financial statements of entities in all major economic sphere in Mauritius. He has engaged in audit assignments in African and European countries for international organisations.

Cunden Rengassamy is the founder of DFK – r.c partners, an accounting practice, and actually occupies the post of Managing Partner.

On the basis of his considerable business and technical experience, Cunden Rengassamy also engages in advisory services relating to taxation, share valuation and business consulting.

Firm Overview:

DFK – r.c partners is an accountancy firm which has been serving both domestic and international businesses for more than 15 years.

DFK – r..c partners believes in timely delivery of assignments and commitments to finding effective solutions to clients’ problems.

High professional ethics and continuous innovation in our services are inseparable part of our values. At the end of the day, we can’t close our files without surprising our clients, whatever the miles we have to run.

Above all, our motto is to shape a better world through our profession.

DFK – r.c partners is an independent member firm of DFK International, an accounting network firm having interest in more than 92 countries over 50 years. And the network has over more than 412 offices accross the world and supported by the shared resources and experiences of more than 11,934 staffs.

Siv Potayya

Siv Potayya is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Mauritius on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Siv directly using the contact details above.

Siv graduated from the University of Aix-En-Provence and was admitted to the Mauritian Bar in 1991. He founded Wortels Lexus in June 2010 after 13 years with a previous partner. Siv has worked at the Mauritius Commercial Bank for 14 years and got to familiarize himself with Banking laws. The drafting of various documents pertaining to securities at the bank led him to the writing of several books, the most recent, published in 2008, being “Guide to Decisions of the Supreme Court of Mauritius affecting Banking (1861 – 2007)” with a foreword by the Chief Justice of Mauritius. The book entitled “Manuel de droit bancaire mauricien” recently launched by the MCB Ltd has largely made reference thereto.

Please find a list of Siv’s high profile cases below:

  • He appeared before the Court of Assises of Mauritius for Mr Paul Philibert where the latter who pleaded guilty to the charge of murder was inflicted the mandatory sentence of 45 years imprisonment. The case went on appeal, before the Supreme Court, where the constitutionality of the mandatory sentence was challenged and the appeal was allowed in view of the principles of separation of powers enshrined in the Mauritius Constitution.
  • He appeared, before the District Court of Port Louis, for Mr Clovis Azie, a political activist, who stood charged with the offence of Contempt of Assembly for having assaulted the then Minister of Environment & National Development Unit at the National Assembly. The Director of Public Prosecutions, after the Honourable Minister was lengthily cross-examined elected to enter a nolle prosequi in that matter.
  • He appeared, before the District Court of Souillac, for Mr Feng Chow who was charged with illegal betting under the Gaming Act. The validity of the arrest, search and detention of the accused was challenged and the motion for a stay of proceedings was upheld.
  • He appeared, before the Intermediate Court of Mauritius, where Mr Devanand Gopal a Bank Manager, along with a co accused, a bank’s client, was charged for aiding and abetting in the commission of a crime. Rs 16.5 million were embezzled to the detriment of the Union International Bank Limited and following which the bank had to close down. That case was dismissed.
  • He appeared, before the District Court of Curepipe, for taxi owners to whom the National Transport Authority has been granting Taxi Licences to non existing Taxi Stands.

Nicolas Richard

Nicolas Richard is a Managing Partner at Juristconsult Chambers. Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Nicolas was an associate / director of the local office of an international law firm for 4–years. He also worked as Legal Affairs Manager at Ireland Blyth Limited, one of 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’ 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.

Nicolas was sworn in as an Attorney at law in February 2005 after ranking 1st at the Attorney’s examination organised by the Mauritius Council of Legal Education in 2003. He has been named as a Rising Star in the 2013 IFLR 1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial law firms.

Education:

– Professional Course for Prospective Attorneys. Council of Legal Education, Mauritius
– D.E.S.S. Transports maritimes et aériens, Université d’Aix en Provence, France
– Maîtrise en droit privé, Université  de la Réunion, France
– Licence en droit privé, Université  de la Réunion, France

Areas Of Expertise:

– Banking and Finance
– Corporate and Commercial
– Aircraft & Shipping
– Capital Markets

Positions & Recognitions:

Nicolas ranked 1st at the Attorneys examination organised by the Mauritius Council of Legal Education in 2003.

Nicolas was named as a Rising Star in the 2013 IFLR 1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial law firms.

Memberships:

– Mauritius Law Society
– International Bar Association
– Mauritius Institute of Directors

Law Firm Overview:

Juristconsult Chambers is a leading law firm in Mauritius and the region. For over twenty four years, our local and international clients, whether individuals or corporate, have entrusted us with their legal challenges. We also advise clients who wish to invest in Mauritius or in the Global Business sector. To meet these challenges we combine intellectual rigour, extensive industry insight, hands-on regulatory experience and high performance to provide them with legal solutions – more importantly, to help them adapt to the challenging legal and regulatory environments in which they operate and to succeed.

Our members come from various legal backgrounds, having been educated and professionally trained both in Mauritius and in other jurisdictions such as France and the United Kingdom. They are all well versed in the Mauritian legal and business environment and most of them practise at the Mauritian Bar. All the work entrusted to the firm can be made alternately in French and English, which are the working languages of the firm and we all speak Creole.

Malcolm Moller

Malcolm Moller is Managing Partner of the Mauritius, Seychelles and Shanghai offices. He is a member of the Corporate department and both the Insurance and Structured Finance teams. He specialises in advising financial institutions on financial regulation, regulatory capital issues, financial institution M&A, and insurance-related transactions. He advises on private equity funds, hedge funds, derivatives transactions and securities offerings, as well as a range of corporate and corporate finance transactions.

He has extensive experience representing corporations, financial institutions and other entities. His experience spans public and private M&A, credit, restructuring, bankruptcy, capital markets, fund formation and winding-up, a variety of strategic and advisory corporate assignments.

Malcolm has worked on a number of transactions for financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund clients, including Corsair, Wellington Management Company, LLP, Brevan Howard, Monsoon Capital, Black River Group, LaCrosse Global Fund Services, Platinum Equity, LLC, Goldman Sachs, Avago Technologies, Calyon Financial SNC, Commscope, Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, AIG Group, New York Life International, LLC, DAMAC Holdings Co., LLC, Kerzner International Group, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Bank of New York, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS A.G, Fortress Investment Group, Swiss Re, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Axis Bank Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, Macquarie Bank Ltd, National Australia Bank Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation, Standard Bank Group, General Motors Corporation, Lehman Brothers Group, Intelsat Corporation, The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company, Nedbank Group, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Altirah Telecoms (the common investment vehicle of Altirah Capital and the Oppenheimer family´s private equity portfolio), Standard Chartered Bank Group, China Development Bank and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ.

His experience in credit transactions has included representing both banks and borrowers in multi-billion-dollar secured, unsecured and commercial paper facilities for companies. In addition, his experience has included advising on strategic, regulatory, corporate governance, and director and officer liability issues for clients.

Prior to joining Appleby in January 2003, Malcolm worked for Hardings Solicitors, Sydney, Australia, and Heath International Holdings Insurance Ltd (HIH Insurance Limited, formerly Winterthur International Insurance Ltd). He also worked at the London office of Clifford Chance, where he gained significant experience in corporate and insurance-related transactions.

He was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1998, solicitor and barrister of the High Court of Australia in 1999, a solicitor of England and Wales (non-practising) in January 2003, and solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in 2004. He was registered as a foreign lawyer in Mauritius in 2009 in accordance with the provisions of the Law Practitioners Regulations (2008). Malcolm also obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2000.

Malcolm was noted as a ´Leading Lawyer´ for Financial & Corporate and Energy & Infrastructure in IFLR1000 2017. Chambers Global 2015 noted his “ability to combine commercial expertise with legal understanding.” IFLR1000 named Malcolm as a ´Leading Individual´ in the 2014 edition for his Banking & Asset Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency work. He is described by clients as “efficient and proactive” in Chambers Global 2014.

Malcolm is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising), the Bermuda Bar Association and the Law Society of Australia.

As a regular contributor on Mauritius-related articles, Malcolm’s writings have featured in numerous publications, including The Lawyer, The American Lawyer International Investment and Investor Services Journal. He also provides commentary to publications, including Legal Business and The Lawyer. He also regularly speaks at conferences and events. In addition, Malcolm recently contributed the Seychelles chapter to the Chambers and Partners’ “Fintech 2018” guide.

Recognition:

“Malcolm is a very well-regarded practitioner with extensive experience in representing private equity funds, hedge funds and numerous financial institutions. He is very knowledgeable about Mauritius law but more importantly he is commercial and good at giving succinct advice.” — Chambers Global

Education:

– Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia)
– University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)

Law Firm:

We are an offshore law firm with around 470 people, including 60 partners, operating from 10 offices around the globe. We advise global public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.

Appleby represents combined ingenuity and talent taken from all of the most significant international offshore financial centres, and is focused on the development of new products and the provision of effective service to its many international clients.