Gilles Athaw

Bowmans - Mauritius



+230 460 5959

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Capital markets
Financial restructuring
Project finance
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Gilles Athaw is a Partner in the Banking and Finance Department of Bowmans Mauritius Office. Cumulating over 18 years’ experience in the field of corporate and commercial law, Gilles has advised a significant number of financial institutions and corporations, focusing mainly on cross border financing, corporate structuring, Mergers and Acquisitions and IPO’s.

  • Advising mainly financial institutions on the cross-border financing ranging from real estate, hospitality, ship financing and telecoms, to general financing.
  • Advising Real Estate Investment Funds and similarly structured vehicles on specific property acquisition, structuring and legal documentation.
  • Advising Nasdaq listed tech companies on contractual and regulatory fintech related matters.
  • Advising on Mergers & Acquisition transactions (including inbound and outbound acquisition of minority/majority stake in target company).
  • Assisting corporates (start-ups, SME’s and listed corporates) on their general company law matters including:

          - Contract review
          - Data protection
          - Employment related matters

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Project finance

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Member of the Mauritius Bar Association
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

  • LLB Hons, University of Birmingham, 2000
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, 2002