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The FSC brings welcomed changes to its recently issued Guidelines for Issue of Corporate and Green Bonds

14 June 2022 by Bhavna Ramsurun (Partner, Financial services), Vipin Jeerakun (Associate) - BLC Robert & Associates - Mauritius

On 23 December 2021, the Financial Services Commission (‘FSC’) published the Guidelines for Issue of Corporate and Green Bonds in Mauritius (‘Guidelines’). The purpose of the Guidelines is to supplement the Guide for the Issue of Sustainable Bonds in Mauritius issued by the Bank of Mauritius in June 2021 (‘BOM Guide’) by elaborating on various regulatory requirements to be adopted by the issuers of ‘Green Bonds’ in line with international best practices and the Guidelines go further by also regulating the issuance of corporate bonds which do not have a ‘green’ element.

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The Settlement Framework – An Overview of its Application in Practice

12 May 2022 by Vipin Jeerakun (Associate), Neelesh Kowlesser (Associate) - BLC Robert & Associates - Mauritius

At an awareness session on the Settlement Procedure conducted by the Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) on the 12 April 2022, the Chief Executive of the Commission stressed that the Settlement Committee is not a ‘whitewashing’ instance and that settlement discussions might take place in parallel with any investigation, inquiry or referral to the Enforcement Committee which have already started. This means that, if the Settlement Committee is not satisfied with the representations of a licensee, the normal enforcement process will be pursued potentially with harsher sanctions than what would have been settled for.

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Bowmans pours pro bono energies into gender, human rights issues

13 April 2022 by Bowmans

Leading African law firm Bowmans is using its on-the-ground African presence to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence and gender discrimination, as well as to address other human rights and social justice issues on the continent.

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Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services – New regulatory regime

06 April 2022 by Ammar Oozeer (Senior Associate), Neelesh Kowlesser (Associate) - BLC Robert & Associates - Mauritius

With the coming into operation of the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act 2021 (the “Act”) on 7 February 2022, Mauritius is seeking to become a jurisdiction of choice for investors to conduct business in virtual assets. This Act comes at an opportune time when there is an increase in interest from investors.

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Bowmans expands its service offering in Mauritius

04 April 2022 by Bowmans

Leading African law Bowmans today announced that it has established a dispute resolution offering in Mauritius with the appointment of Bertrand Cheung Kai Suet as counsel.

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Mauritius: LIBOR - where we are now

30 March 2022 by Shane Mungur (Senior Associate) and Leticia Esther (Associate), BLC Robert & Associates

31st December 2021 marked a long-anticipated landmark in the global financial market; with a few exceptions, the publication of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) has ceased.

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Bowmans and Gide announce a strategic co-operation agreement to provide enhanced legal services to clients across Africa

27 October 2021 by Bowmans

Leading France-based international law firm, Gide Loyrette Nouel (Gide), and leading African law firm, Bowmans, have today announced they have signed a strategic co-operation agreement that will boost each firm’s ability to provide legal services to their clients doing business in Africa.

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Mauritius - Access The Africa Opportunity Through The Mauritius Portal

11 September 2021 by Moorari Gujadhur | Vithil Dabee

With a third of African countries growing at more than 6% annually, the continent is now home to many of the world’s fastest-growing economies, propelled by a growing middle-class, enhanced business environments and increasingly stable political democracies. Consequently, investors are attracted to the region’s high growth rates and to the tremendous opportunities offered by the nascent shift from commodities and agrarian-based economies to more consumer-driven economies.

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A tribute to our Chairman and Senior Partner, Robert Legh (1962 - 2021)

06 July 2021 by Bowmans

This week we tragically lost an integral member of the Bowmans family, a world class lawyer, and an equally outstanding person, our chairman and senior partner, Robert Legh.

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South Africa is catching up fast as an international arbitration centre

20 October 2020 by Jane Andropoulos, Tori Herholdt and Tumisang Mongae, partners, and Jonathan Barnes, senior associate, Bowmans

South Africa is making up for lost time as a competitive international arbitration centre.