Johanne Hague is a Senior Partner at the firm and currently heads the firm’s Tax practice. She was admitted by the Law Society of England and Wales as a solicitor of England and Wales in September 2007, after completing her Diploma in Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London and her training contract. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2016 and to the Bar of Mauritius in September 2017. Johanne holds an LLB in English and French Law, having graduated with first class honours at King’s College London. She also holds a “Maîtrise en droits français et anglais” (Mention Bien) from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Johanne worked for a number of years at magic circle law firm Linklaters LLP as a solicitor and at the London offices of US investment bank JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as an in-house lawyer.
Johanne’s practice areas cover various aspects of corporate, banking and commercial law, with particular focus on tax. She has considerable experience on tax legislation in the UK and Mauritius as well as a number of emerging markets in the EMEA region (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). She advises multinational and local clients on their contentious and transactional tax issues and her expertise on structuring complex cross-border transactions involving India and African jurisdictions is often sought. Johanne regularly assists clients in connection with investigations and assessments raised by the Mauritius Revenue Authority and appears for her clients before the Assessment Review Committee and the Supreme Court of Mauritius on tax-related matters.
In addition to her broad tax expertise, Johanne has developed extensive experience in FATCA and CRS legislation in Mauritius and regularly delivers public seminars and bespoke client trainings on automatic exchange of information in tax matters. Johanne routinely advises major local banks in Mauritius and other financial services operators on the application and implementation of the legislation and has spoken at international tax conferences on CRS issues.
She is also a guest lecturer at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (headquartered in Amsterdam) and at the Mauritius campus of Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). Johanne sits on the executive committee of the Mauritius branch of the International Fiscal Association and on the Tax committee of Global Finance Mauritius.