Who We Are
Founded by Clarel Benoit in 1994, Benoit Chambers is a full-service independent law firm in Mauritius registered under the Law Practitioners Act. The firm consists of a team of dedicated professionals known for handling many of the largest and most complex cases in Mauritius.
Our areas of expertise include all aspects of company law, cross-border investments, and corporate insolvency. But what we are truly known for, is our ability to get innovative when it is needed the most.
Our “quality over quantity” approach when it comes to our assignments, means that our clients enjoy bespoke service, quality strategic advice, and a creative outlook when it comes to solving their legal issues.
Our philosophy has helped us become one of the leading firms in Mauritius, and earned us the trust of high profile clients such as the Bank of Mauritius, the Financial Services Commission, as well as numerous international conglomerates.
Meet the team
Clarel is the founder of Benoit Chambers. He read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England and is a barrister of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, England. A former state counsel and magistrate, he was also a lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Mauritius and taught company law at the Council of Legal Education. Clarel manages the transition of Benoit Chambers from a set of barristers to a full-service law firm registered under the Law Practitioners Act 1984. He also dedicates his time training the members of the law firm in his areas of expertise which cover the whole spectrum of general corporate and business law including take-overs, public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital issues, reorganisations and joint ventures, offshore fund work and insolvency issues.
Read law at Middlesex University and is a barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, England. He started his career at the Attorney General’s Office and then acted as magistrate. He was acting as Assistant Solicitor General at the Attorney General’s Office before joining private practice, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. He is a seasoned advocate who appears regularly before the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. He is also frequently involved in arbitration proceedings relating to complex international transactions.
Read law at the University of Wolverhampton and holds a Master’s degree in international commercial law from the University of Nottingham, England. He was admitted to the Bar in Mauritius in 2006 and is a ranked lawyer in Chambers and Partners Global. Nadeem focuses on fund work, financial services and securities law, intellectual property and competition law. He also lectures in company law, insolvency and bankruptcy for the Law Practitioners Vocational Course.
Read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a barrister of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, England. He has developed a good practice for banking and financing transactions, as well as an acumen for complex industrial, green field and real estate projects. Also, he regularly advises on issues relating to company law and insolvency, financial services, securities law and taxation. Anjeev is a registered insolvency practitioner who has diligently completed the winding-up of several companies.
Read law at Université Paris X (Nanterre), France and holds a Maîtrise en droit des affaires. He also holds a Master’s degree in commercial law from Northumbria University, England. He is our resource and documentation specialist, and he manages the fund of knowledge that we have developed.
This prestigious firm has a long-standing reputation for excellence on corporate and commercial matters
The team is also adept in handling commercial disputes for a wide range of local and international clients. It earns plaudits for being “dynamic and commercially aware of the current business environment.”