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Uteem Chambers

About Uteem Chambers

UTEEM CHAMBERS is a leading Barristers’ Chambers in Mauritius which specialises in Banking and Finance, Securities law, Corporate law, International tax and trusts laws as well as all aspects of offshore business activities. The Chambers was set up in response to the demand for Mauritius-based lawyers with international exposure and expertise in the fields of international trusts, international finance, corporate and cross border insolvency. The chambers is headed by Muhammad Uteem who holds an LLM in international business law, Company law, international finance and trusts law from the University of London and was called to bar at Middle Temple in England after winning the 1st prize at the English Bar exams. Muhammad Uteem was an associate of US firm Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Robert (now Pilsburry Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) and worked principally in its Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

More than 80% of the Chamber’s practice involves advising international clients, multinational enterprises, international law firms, the top ten international accountant firms, management companies, domestic and international banks.

The Chambers deals with the setting up of funds in India and in various jurisdictions in Africa, China etc. It is also involved in the implementation of international transactions, negotiation, drafting of transaction documents and review of all legal documentation inclusive of trusts deeds, corporate constitutive documents, credit facility documents, etc. The Chambers undertakes international litigation such as international bankruptcy, enforcement of international creditor’s claim and anti money laundering.

The Chambers has a very diverse portfolio of international clients which ranges from sophisticated institutional investors, merchant banks and government linked agencies to individuals who require international tax planning and estate planning. The Chambers has also advised overseas governmental agencies and has been involved in legislative drafting in Mauritius.

Area of practice

Uteem Chambers practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Nternational Tax Planning And Domestic Taxation
  • International Investments With An Emphasis On Private Equity Or Collective Investment Scheme
  • Including Hedge Funds
  • International And Domestic Trusts Law
  • Company Law
  • Joint Venture
  • Takeovers
  • Mergers And Acquisition
  • Bankruptcy
  • International Criminal Law And Economic Crimes
  • International Law Of Finance Inclusive Of Capital Structured Finance And Derivatives
  • Asset Finance
  • Convertible Equity And Debt Securities
  • Traditional Loan Financing
  • Secured Or Unsecured
  • Straight Or Syndicated
  • Securitisation By Making Use Of Special Purpose Vehicle
  • Aircraft Leasing
  • International Banking And Privatization And
  • Commercial Litigation Services
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Uteem Chambers Headquarters

4th Floor, Les Jamalacs Building ,
Vieux Conseil Street
Port Louis, Port Louis

230-2117700 phone
230-2114700 fax
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