Areas of Practice
“The love of justice is, in most men, nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice.“
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Our Chambers provide a wide range of services to anyone involved in any stage of a construction project. From planning to completion, we represent owners, designers, architects, material suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors. Construction law covers a wide range of legal issues including contract, negligence, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims and related consultancy contracts. We assist our clients by drafting the contractor , builder’s and the subcontractors agreements taking into account the liability issue arising in contract,deal with negligence and on other grounds; insurance and performance security; dispute resolution and avoidance. Our Chambers work preventively towards in order to avoid litigation, arbitration, and other legal conflicts.
Administrative, Constitutional and state land issues
Our Chambers is specialized in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law and dealing with state land issues. We have assisted numerous companies and individuals in applications for judicial review before the Supreme Court of Mauritius and also on appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. We also regularly advise clients on state land issues and represent them regularly before the Board of Assessment.
Any allegation of wrongdoing can have a devastating effect, not only emotionally but also to your reputation, your livelihood or in the most serious cases, to your liberty. With all that at stake, if you ever find yourself in trouble, you need to know that you can turn to someone who has both the knowledge and experience to guide you, advise you and defend you. At our Chambers we are completely committed to ensuring that our clients are always at the centre of all the cases we deal with.
Our Chambers know that every family relationship is different and so we approach all our cases with you as an individual in mind, ensuring that we manage every one of our cases pro-actively and with a high degree of sensitivity and integrity. Our legal team are extremely approachable and experienced in dealing with difficult and complex cases. We have a team of accomplished lawyers who will go extra mile to achieve the best outcome for you.
Tax and Trust
Our Chambers provides local tax planning, structuring of business transactions and litigate tax issues. We also advise on estate planning, help in administrating trusts, advice and assist in formation of family trust, act for trusts, beneficiaries, settlors in litigation matters.
Our Chambers acts for bidders in the local jurisdiction.
Our Chambers has a specialized team to deal with litigation before all Courts in Mauritius, including appeals to the Supreme Court, as well as appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Our Chambers works closely with Counsels for a thorough preparation of cases, briefs and witnesses.
Our Chambers act and advise on a regular basis liquidators, receivers and administrators. We advise companies on how to proceed in cases of insolvency and deal with winding up procedures.
Our Chambers provide a full range of services in Intellectual property matters, litigation, corporate transactions and technology transfer in connection with all form of IP, including registration of patent, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and domain names.
Our Chambers offer a range of financial services and licensing financial products to businesses. We engage with regulators and ensure regulatory and investment compliance.
Our Chambers acts for clients in investigations and proceedings by criminal and regulatory agencies. We identify specific governance and compliance risk that results in prejudice and loss and making recommendations to mitigate these.
Labour and Employment
Our Chambers provide advice and representation on all labour and employment law such as wrongful dismissal, issues relating to employment contracts, unfair competition, restrictive covenants and issues arising in commercial transactions.
We also draft employment agreements, advise on corruption and fraud cases by employees and on termination of employment due to liquidation and insolvency.
Our Chambers represent clients in disciplinary committees, labour arbitrations, mediations, the Employment Relation Tribunal and the Industrial Relations Court.
Dispute resolution and Arbitration
Disputes are often stressful and destructive, and always distract people from their core business. With a commitment to robust, innovative and dynamic service, combined with open communication, our Chambers deliver swift, cost-effective and commercially-sensible resolutions. Our Chambers advises clients on all facets of commercial and civil disputes.
Arbitration is a flexible, consensual process for resolving commercial disputes in a manner which will bind the parties and which is enforceable. Parties entrust their dispute to one or more independent and impartial third party or parties who will decide on the dispute. The arbitrators or the Arbitral tribunal as it is often called, make an award or give a decision after having heard all the parties, through rules of procedure that have been commonly agreed between them. The award is binding on the parties and can be made enforceable by the judicial authorities through the procedure of ‘exequatur’. Ghose Chambers also represent its clients in arbitration cases.
Our Chambers help you retain those trusted relationships that you have built up with your customers and our amicable recovery process has led to positive results for many businesses and individuals. Our Chambers work closely with you to seek the quickest and most appropriate solution for you. Whether a domestic or international debtor, our Chambers are able to resolve most outstanding debt in their own language and in keeping with local laws and practices.
Our Chambers help to meet your regulatory obligations, make informed decisions and prevent your business being used to launder the proceeds of financial crime or associated with corrupt practices. Our Lawyers are AML/CFT certified and regularly follow courses locally with the Financial Services Institution (Mauritius) and the Financial Intelligence Unit and internationally to be updated on the latest developments in the money laundering area.
Corporate and Commercial
Our Chambers work with clients include contracts, the supply of goods and services to their customer; agency and distribution contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Share Purchase Agreements, Joint ventures, Employment contracts, Teaming Agreements, Securities for debts, Dispute Resolution, Settlement agreements and Technology licensing agreements. Furthermore, our Chambers provides a full range of company advisory services from assisting with corporate governance to regulatory compliance.
Our Chambers safeguard the interest of landlords as developers on the one-hand and of our clients through leasing processes. We also assist in dispute services when they arise in real estate life cycle. We also represent lessees in breach of commercial contract cases.
Civil and Commercial Law
Civil litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes where one party is generally claiming that another party has committed a wrong. Our Chambers act for claimants and defendants in a range of disputes such as compensation for personal injury, landlord/tenant matters, and actions in respect of any rights arising out of the ownership of property or servitude, amongst others.
Commercial litigation often relates to commercial contract disputes, civil fraud, business protection, and company law. Our Chambers advise and litigate in a wide range of commercial contract matters, in both the Commercial Court and a range of arbitral forums. Issues which are regularly dealt with include bankruptcy cases, insolvency, matters arising out of the Companies Act, banking, insurance, bills of exchange, and disputes between traders in relation to dispute of commercial nature.
Banking and Finance
We advise the full spectrum of financial institutions, including local banks, insurers, asset managers, offshore companies and management companies among other.