Muhammad Reza Cassam Uteem

Uteem Chambers - Mauritius

Head of Chambers

Port Louis

+230 211 77 00

Highly regarded

Urdu and Creole.

Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Project finance

Industry sectors:


Muhammad Uteem, has for more than 20 years, been advising international clients on complex legal issues arising in the fields of banking and finance, securities law, corporate law, cross border insolvency, international tax, trusts and dispute resolution. 

  • Advised Volcan Investments Cyprus Ltd in connection with a USD 1,100,000,000 facilities agreement. 
  • Advised The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited in a loan transaction which was secured by several types of securities provided by many subsidiaries situated in number of jurisdictions.  The deal value was of GBP 50,000,000.
  • Advised and represented Fuel Transport Holdings Ltd in litigation cases before the Court regarding the composition of the board of Primefuels Holdings Limited and the issue of the 111,428 ordinary shares. The deal value amounted to USD 7.8 million.
  • Advised the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd in connection with a Facility Agreement and Security Agency Agreement. The deal value amounted to US$ 100,000,000.
  • Advised ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Singapore Branch in connection with a Facility Agreement which amounted up to a maximum amount of US$ 75,000,000.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • M&A
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Trade finance

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Investment management

  • Nov 95:   Called to Mauritius Bar
  • Nov 93:   Called to English Bar (Middle Temple)

  • Mauritius Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Nov 95-Sep 96: University of London (King’s College), England

  • LLM in International Business Law 
  • International Tax Law; Law of International Finance; Company Law
  • International and Comparative Law of Trusts

Jan 91-Dec 92: University of Buckingham, England

  • LLB in Politics and Law