PRACTICE AREAS

We have successfully remained on the cutting-edge of emerging practice areas in Mauritius, such as intellectual property and competition law, in order to provide a comprehensive service to our corporate clients.
The range of work undertaken by the team covers copyright, trademarks and patents, passing off and breach of privacy rights. We have assisted clients across different sectors ranging from media and telecommunications, tourism and textile manufacturers. We have often appeared before the Industrial Property Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Mauritius.
Although competition law is in a relatively early stage of development in Mauritius and Africa, we have acquired considerable expertise in the matter and have advised on several applications to regulatory bodies.
Highlights of our work include:

  • Successful application for a derogation from the application of the COMESA Competition Regulations after negotiation at the COMESA Competition Commission in Malawi
  • Submission of the first application for merger guidance to the Competition Commission of Mauritius on the proposed combination of the insurance business of two insurance companies
  • Submission of the first leniency application to the Competition Commission of Mauritius resulting in a substantial reduction in penalty
  • Advising on the protection afforded in Mauritius to well-known foreign trademarks which have not been registered locally
  • Advising on convention priority for trademarks already registered abroad