The COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 and the Quarantine Act 2020
were passed by the National Assembly on 15 May 2020. They were assented to by
the President of the Republic and published in the Government Gazette on 16 May
2020. Read more
In an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Mauritius, the government took the decision to extend the sanitary curfew until 15 April 2020. This was announced by the Prime Minister in a press conference on 30 March 2020. Employers around the world are facing similar challenges, dealing with government-mandated shutdowns, sick and self-isolating employees, homeworking arrangements and economical constraints. Read more
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and its development into a global pandemic, governments, public and private organisations throughout the world are taking exceptional measures to contain and mitigate its spread. Read more
The unravelling situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant financial turmoil in Mauritius. A likely effect of these disturbances could result in companies going for winding-up and other alternatives available under Mauritian law. Read more
With the advent of the Workers’ Rights Act (“WRA”), we have seen our labour laws being challenged in many ways in Mauritius. At first, our attention was quickly grasped by the additional leaves which have been brought by the WRA, the calculation of the end of year bonus and, more especially, by the new definition given to the word ‘worker’ under the WRA. We should, however, realise that these are not the only elements which will affect the financial impact which the WRA is having on our economy. Read more
In 2017, the Companies Act was amended to provide that the share register of companies should disclose the names and last known addresses of the beneficial owners/ultimate beneficial owners where shares are held by a nominee. Read more
A great criminal defense lawyer knows the ins and outs of the legal system, and may be able to spot certain arguments and factors that could mitigate or even negate a potential crime.
If you are looking at prison time or a criminal penalty, it is extremely important to hire a criminal defense lawyer. The legal system is designed and biased so that representing yourself in a criminal trial and expecting a good result is almost impossible.
If you are facing a criminal charge, no matter how minor, you should talk to a defense attorney to fully understand your case. A consultation with an experienced attorney will help you to understand the charges placed against you, the defenses available, what if any plea bargains may be offered to you, and what you should do if you are convicted. We offer free consultations – just contact us. If you are facing a serious charge, however, it is highly recommended that you have a skilled defense attorney represent you in court, and to not attempt self-representation based on a consultation.