Major Moves Within Mauritian Legal Market
Posted by African Press International on June 11, 2014
- High profile and leading litigators and employment law practitioners to join ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm
PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Breaking news in the Mauritian legal profession and the domestic business community is the strategic decision of a number of high profile and leading litigators and employment law practitioners to join ENSafrica (http://www.ensafrica.com), Africa’s largest law firm.
In December last year, when De Comarmond & Koenig (the oldest and largest firm of attorneys in Mauritius) entered into a joint venture with ENSafrica, Africa’s largest law firm, it made shock waves in the Mauritius legal market. At the time, there were suggestions in various quarters that this development could herald the start of a major shift in a historically stable legal market, with other Mauritian lawyers following suit. However, what was not foreseen was that there would be such a major move in such short time frame.
In an unprecedented move Maxime Sauzier SC, Varuna Bunwaree and Carolyn Desvaux de Marigny (barristers) as well as Jaykar Gujadhur and Yashina Leckram (attorneys) have announced that they will be joining ENSafrica as of 1 June 2014. They are to unite forces with ENSafrica (Mauritius), previously known as De Comarmond & Koenig, an established, award winning and highly regarded Mauritian law firm. The arrival of the new team is seen as a major move in the market and is intended to consolidate the firm’s position in building up an unparalleled domestic practice in Mauritius.
Thierry Koenig SA, head of ENSafrica (Mauritius), commented: “We are very pleased that Maxime, Jaykar, Varuna, Carolyn and Yashina have decided to join ENSafrica (Mauritius). This is a major development that will undoubtedly strengthen our law practice and create an unparalleled force in the Mauritius legal market”. The current Mauritius team of ENSafrica (Mauritius) comprises of Thierry Koenig SA, Martine de Fleuriot de la Colinière, Raj Ragobur, Vanesha Babooa, Mahejabeen Chatoo, Sindhia Potayya, Rachel Wan, and Stephanie Sundanum, as well as Camille Desvaux de Marigny (Fiduciary), Xavier Koenig (Insolvency) and Pravin Barthia (Intellectual Property).
Piet Faber the CE of ENSafrica stated: “We are delighted that such high profile and leading litigators and employment law practitioners are joining the current Mauritian team. ENSafrica (Mauritius) is already a success, and has very promising future development potential. Mauritius is definitely part of the footprint that ENSafrica is establishing throughout Africa.”
ENSafrica comprises of over 620 legal, forensic, tax and intellectual property practitioners and currently operates out of its offices situated across Africa. ENSafrica (Mauritius) is a full-service law firm with expertise covering all aspects of corporate and commercial law, banking, merger and acquisitions, construction, tax, employment, litigation, intellectual property and insolvency, and is the standing legal adviser to various major public listed Mauritian companies and conglomerates.