Conyers hires locals for Mauritius opening
Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has launched an office in Mauritius, bringing in two local lawyers for the opening.Separately, the law firm has also elected a new managing partner for its London office, with ex-Linklaters partner Christopher Johnson-Gilbert taking up the role earlier this week (1 October)In Mauritius the firm will open in Ebene with two consultants - Nicolas Richard and Sameer Tegally. Corporate, banking and finance lawyer Tegally previously worked in the legal department of PricewaterhouseCoopers and at the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius. Richard, who focuses on commercial and corporate law, was previously the legal affairs manager at Ireland Blyth.The firm is also planning to boost the number of lawyers advising on Mauritius-based issues in other offices, such as Dubai, Hong Kong and London.Chairman John Collis said: "Mauritius companies are the primary choice for foreign direct investment into India and Indonesia and their popularity is growing elsewhere."Our Dubai office in particular has seen a growing number of Gulf Corporation Council firms investing in India - an example of which is the recent announcement by Dubai International Capital that they will be making big investments in India."
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