Marc Hein, founder and Head of Juristconsult Chambers was born and raised in Mauritius and is a graduate of Gray's Inn School of Law in London. Mr. Hein started practising law in 1980 at the Chambers of Sir Raymond Hein, Q.C. joining then a practice dating since 1927. Mr. Hein was elected to the Mauritius Parliament in 1983 and was a member of the Parliament until 1987. Marc Hein was also Chairman of the Mauritius Bar Council in 1992.He established Juristconsult in 1989 which has been thriving since, due to its numerous associations with high earning companies and individuals. In 2009, Marc Hein announced the setting up of Juristconsult International; a management company which works in conjunction with Juristconsult.
Amongst his various endeavours in both the legal and business world, Marc Hein is currently the Editor of the Mauritius Business Law Review, published by Lex Communications Ltd.
He has also acted as local counsel with the CIBC Bank that represented the Government of Mauritius in the privatisation of the Mauritius Telecom in 1999 and 2000, which is the largest ever privatisation in this part of the world.
Marc Hein was appointed as the first Enforcer of the Global Institutional Investors Forum (“GIFF”), which is a purpose trust representing the interests of the financial services industry. The GIIF has been set up to represent and promote the views and interest of global investors using Mauritius as an investment jurisdiction. It works with global investors, the Government and local institutions to promote and develop Mauritius as a transparent and well regulated jurisdiction.
He was also the Chairperson of the National Economic and Social Council of Mauritius (The “NESC”). In 2012, Marc Hein was appointed as Chairperson of the board of the Financial Services Commission (The "FSC").
Rated by one specialised publication as the “Leader of one of the most respected law firms in Mauritius”, Marc Hein has acquired substantial expertise and experience in all aspects of the Practice of law whilst specialising in business law, including corporate, commercial, tax, insolvency, labour and industrial relations.
Virginie Lennon is the Administrative and Finance Manager of Juristconsult Chambers. She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and has acquired some eleven years experience in the accounting and finance field.
Prior to joining Juristconsult, Virginie has worked for quite a few reputable companies notably the European Union Commission, the Médine Ltd and The Mauritius Commercial Bank where she has gained valuable understanding of the intricate world of business, finance and accounting as well as the challenges of considering the needs of the clientele as being the utmost priority.
In her role of Administrative and Finance Manager, she endows Juristconsult Chambers with a consistent administrative and financial structure which is primordial for the proper running of the firm.
Ammar is a Partner at Juristconsult Chambers. He holds Bachelor in Laws (Hons) degree at the University of Mauritius in 1996 and a LLM in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary University, London, and U.K. Before joining Juristconsult Chambers, Ammar has been working in the Office of the Attorney-General in Mauritius for 11 years occupying the position of Principal State Counsel as at 2012. He has also previously worked as Senior In-house Legal Adviser and Legal Consultant to an information security company in London, U.K for 2 years.
Nicolas is a partner at Juristconsult Chambers. He holds a “Maîtrise en droit privé”from Réunion University (France) and a “D.E.S.S. Transports maritimes et aériens” (postgraduate specialisation in air and shipping law) from Aix en Provence University (France).
Priscilla Pattoo has over ten years’ experience in the corporate sector. Since being admitted to the Mauritian Bar, she has acquired expertise in general law practice, and more specifically, in business law, commercial law, financial services, intellectual property, trusts and investment funds. She has also specialized in the field of public-private partnership (PPP) and public procurement.
Shalinee Dreepaul- Halkhoree has an LLB from the University of Mauritius. She also has an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent in the UK, during which she studied extensively, Company, Intellectual Property, Banking and Tax law. She was admitted to the Mauritian Bar in January 2009 and she has since then acquired much experience in litigation both from her current position at Juristconsult Chambers and from her previous positions in Mauritian Chambers, whilst continuously expanding her knowledge and experience in the corporate sector. She practices law in general and more specifically, Commercial, Financial Services, Labour, Intellectual Property, Family, Trusts and Maritime Law.
She has appeared before the various courts of Mauritius in Criminal, Civil, Family, Labour law and Commercial matters. Shalinee Dreepaul-Halkhoree has worked on numerous corporate finance and structured finance transactions involving international banks, financial institutions and other multinational corporations.
Shalinee Dreepaul-Halkhoree also lectures, on a part-time basis, at the University of Mauritius, teaching law related modules to prospective barristers and attorneys.
Burty Francois holds an LLB from the University of Mauritius and was called to the Mauritian Bar in 2004. He has joined us as barrister after holding the post of Legal Adviser of the Truth & Justice Commission of Mauritius.
He has conducted much litigation in the fields of administrative, company, commercial, criminal and civil law before the various courts of Mauritius. Burty’s experience in litigation has also been accentuated by his various positions in high-calibre Mauritian Chambers.
Burty has advised several domestic and foreign companies operating in Mauritius on financial regulations and company law compliance matters and has acquired expertise in the drafting and vetting of legal documents. Burty has also been part of the prosecution and the chairing of disciplinary committees in relation to industrial law.
Khemila Narraidoo holds an LLB from the Sheffield Hallam University, UK and a “Maitrise en Droit International des Affaires” from the University of Paris XII, France. She did her Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law (City Law School) in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Mauritian Bar in 2012, after having done her pupillage in high-calibre chambers in Mauritius.
Khemila has worked as a caseworker in the Prison and Criminal Law Department in several law firms in England and has acquired expertise in the drafting and vetting of legal documents.
She has appeared before various court levels in Mauritius in criminal, civil, family, labour and commercial law matters and has chaired disciplinary committees in relation to industrial law.
Anishah Aujayeb holds an LLB from the University of Teesside and a Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure from the University of Sunderland.
Ashwin Mudhoo holds a “Licence en Droit” from Université Paris Descartes, France, a “Master 1” in Business Law and a “Master 2” in International Business Law. He has been on various placements in high caliber law firms in France. He has developed legal skills in corporate and international finance law by working on numerous corporate finance and structured finance transactions involving international banks, financial institutions and other multinational corporations.