Mardemootoo Solicitors (MS)
is one of the leading and largest
solicitors’ firms in Mauritius.
The firm currently comprises eleven solicitors and a team of legal analysts and paralegals. MS is multidisciplinary and is involved in arbitration, litigation and advisory work. Its main areas of focus are corporate, finance, banking, tax, commercial, capital markets and aviation.
Manon was admitted to practice as an Attorney/Solicitor before the Supreme Court of Mauritius in 1970, made Commander of the Star and Key (C.S.K) by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Mauritius in 2003 and made Senior Attorney in 2004. He operated as a sole practitioner until 1997 when MS was set up. Today, Manon continues to practice mainly in the civil and administrative practice. He represents several high profile personalities on the island. He has been the Chair of the Mauritius Law Society for two years and during his mandate, he discussed and sealed an association between the Law Society for England Wales and that of Mauritius.
Robin is the Managing Partner of MS, where he also heads the Banking, Corporate Finance and Commercial practices. He holds a “Maitrise en Droit” (First Class) from the University of Aix-Marseille III Faculty of Law, Aix-en-Provence, France. He also holds a Master of Laws, Magna Cum Laude, (LL.M) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was admitted to practice as an Attorney/Solicitor in Mauritius in 1997. He is a member of the Mauritius Law Society, the International Bar Association and American Bar Association.
He taught law at the University of Mauritius Faculty of Law (1997-2000) in International Law, Private International Law/Conflicts of Law and International Trade Law. He has been a founding partner of LEGIS & Partners, a Corporate and Property Advisory Firm.
As a law practitioner, he specialises in securities regulations and laws related to banking, corporate finance, cross-border investments, international taxation. He has a special interest for international litigation and arbitration. He has been ranked as ‘Leading Lawyer’ by several online resources for professionals in financial law including IFLR, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Robin is also the founder of SPEAK Human Rights & Environmental Initiative (www.speakhumanrights.org). SPEAK, the pro-bono arm of MS, is a stand alone organization dedicated to promote international human rights worldwide through litigation and education.
Robin is also a former President of TiE Mauritius (https://mauritius.tie.org) and a past chair of YPO Mauritius (http://www.ypo.org ).
Capital Markets & Securities
Company & Commercial Law
Cross-border Transactions & Litigation
Employment & Labour Law
Funds & Other Collective Investment Schemes
Information & Communication Technologies
Insolvency & Restructuring
International Law & International Trade Law
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mining, Resources & Energy
Project Finance, Infrastructure Development & PPP
Shipping & Maritime Law