Monday, April 04, 2022

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.

Managing partner in Mauritius, Fazil Hossenkhan, says, ‘We are increasingly being called upon by clients to assist with dispute resolution matters and have been doing so with Bertrand and his team’s assistance in recent times. We are delighted that he has decided to join us and are looking forward to officially expanding our services in the disputes space.’

There is growing demand for dispute resolution and arbitration services in Mauritius, especially since parties are now encouraged to resort to mediation before proceeding to litigation or arbitration. In addition, international businesses are increasingly choosing Mauritius as the location for international arbitration.

Cheung has extensive experience in corporate and commercial disputes relating to aspects of competition, employment, intellectual property and property law. He has appeared in all levels of the Mauritian courts ranging from district courts to intermediate courts and the Supreme Court. He has also acted for clients in matters before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of England and Wales and in matters before various tribunals such as the Environmental Land Use Appeal Tribunal, the Employment Rights Tribunal and the Commission for Conciliation and Mediation.

Cheung’s experience extends to arbitration, where he has both represented clients and also chaired disciplinary committees for clients and various parastatal bodies including the Mauritius Meat Authority, the Irrigation Authority, and the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute.

Bowmans chairman and senior partner Ezra Davids says, ‘Our approach at Bowmans has always been to establish a local presence to service our clients’ needs where it makes sense to do so. We are extremely proud of the progress that our team in Mauritius has made since we opened our doors for business just over two years ago. This development presents an exciting opportunity for us to expand into a growing area of practice in support of our clients.’

Cheung has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Leicester and a BVC from Nottingham Law School. He is also a member of the Mauritius Bar Association and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the United Kingdom and is fluent in English and French.