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Javed Niamut

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Overview

Javed is a problem-solver who helps his clients find the best and most efficient structure for their business in Mauritius. He works closely with lawyers at all the firm’s offices, to ensure commercial success across Africa and beyond.

He advises on M&A transactions, JVs, business structuring and reorganisations and works closely with his clients on day-to-day company law and corporate reporting, as well as governance advice. He builds close relationships with his clients, so he really understands their needs and can tailor all his advice accordingly.

His responsive, hard-working approach to solving tax problems is really appreciated by his clients. He also regularly advises businesses on the tax implications of large corporate transactions, equity and debt issuances and corporate reorganisations.

His knowledge of the best tax approach combined with his understanding of corporate transactions, gives him a unique view of how to help your business navigate the legal intricacies of the market in Mauritius.

Experience

Javed has advised on:

  • Allianz, one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers with a century of history in Africa, in its joint venture with Sanlam, the largest non-banking financial services company in Africa.
  • Allianz in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Jubilee Insurance (Mauritius) Ltd.
  • FISEA, a French impact fund managed by Proparco in an investment in Maris Limited, a Mauritius public company.
  • Proparco, Finnfund and IFU on the sale of shares in African EDU Holdings
  • Atiko Group in a mixed debt and equity transaction for the acquisition of JA Delmas, the Caterpillar dealer in 11 West African countries.
  • On the structuring and setting up of various employee share ownership schemes for clients.
  • Various sophisticated and expert investors on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Multinationals on tax residency and permanent establishment exposure.
  • Providing tax advice to a diverse client base operating in and through Mauritius.
  • Leading global financial services firms and banking institutions on the tax aspects of lending transactions.
  • Various clients on the taxation of employee incentive schemes.
  • Companies with general tax compliance and tax due diligence reviews.
  • Clients with audits, investigations and assessments by the Mauritius Revenue Authority.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • LLB from Oxford Brookes University.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies from the University of the West of England.
  • He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2011 at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
  • Member of the Bar Association in Mauritius since January 2013.

INSIGHTS

Overview

Javed is a problem-solver who helps his clients find the best and most efficient structure for their business in Mauritius. He works closely with lawyers at all the firm’s offices, to ensure commercial success across Africa and beyond.

He advises on M&A transactions, JVs, business structuring and reorganisations and works closely with his clients on day-to-day company law and corporate reporting, as well as governance advice. He builds close relationships with his clients, so he really understands their needs and can tailor all his advice accordingly.

His responsive, hard-working approach to solving tax problems is really appreciated by his clients. He also regularly advises businesses on the tax implications of large corporate transactions, equity and debt issuances and corporate reorganisations.

His knowledge of the best tax approach combined with his understanding of corporate transactions, gives him a unique view of how to help your business navigate the legal intricacies of the market in Mauritius.

Experience

Javed has advised on:

  • Allianz, one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers with a century of history in Africa, in its joint venture with Sanlam, the largest non-banking financial services company in Africa.
  • Allianz in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Jubilee Insurance (Mauritius) Ltd.
  • FISEA, a French impact fund managed by Proparco in an investment in Maris Limited, a Mauritius public company.
  • Proparco, Finnfund and IFU on the sale of shares in African EDU Holdings
  • Atiko Group in a mixed debt and equity transaction for the acquisition of JA Delmas, the Caterpillar dealer in 11 West African countries.
  • On the structuring and setting up of various employee share ownership schemes for clients.
  • Various sophisticated and expert investors on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Multinationals on tax residency and permanent establishment exposure.
  • Providing tax advice to a diverse client base operating in and through Mauritius.
  • Leading global financial services firms and banking institutions on the tax aspects of lending transactions.
  • Various clients on the taxation of employee incentive schemes.
  • Companies with general tax compliance and tax due diligence reviews.
  • Clients with audits, investigations and assessments by the Mauritius Revenue Authority.

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