Managing Partner


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Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Investment funds
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Nicolas Richard is the Managing Partner of Juristconsult Chambers. Nicolas regularly advises local and international clients on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory (including listing issues) and has been involved in some of the most important takeovers in Mauritius including IBL’s takeover of Lux Island Resorts Ltd. His expertise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law with particular focus on banking and finance, capital markets, aircraft and shipping financing and real estate. 

  • Advised iEnergizer Holdings Ltd and iEnergizer Aptara Limited in a USD 165 million refinancing transaction.
  • Advised Government of Canada in respect of contributions to be granted to African Guarantee Fund and GuarantCo, these Mauritian entities being involved in the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (“AFAWA”) initiative
  • Advised Air Lease Corporation [Administration of Air Mauritius project] in the USD 250 million restructuring and insolvency transaction.
  • Advising Essilor Group, a leading international ophthalmic optics company, on the acquisition of the shares in R.Mathieu (Opticians) Limited, [the oldest leading ophthalmic company based in Mauritius]

  • Banking
  • Competition
  • Capital Market
  • M&A
  • Real estate finance

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Shipping

  • Attorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of Mauritius (2005)

  • Mauritius Law Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Mauritius Institute of Directors

  • Aix en Provence University, France, D.E.S.S. Transports maritimes et aériens (postgraduate specialisation in air and shipping law) (1998)
  • Réunion University, France, Maîtrise en droit privé (equivalent to an LLM with specialisation in private international law) (1997)
  • Réunion University, France, Licence en droit privé (equivalent to an LLB with specialisation in commercial law) (1996)