Johanne Hague is a 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 of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Johanne worked for three years at the London offices of JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A, as an in-house tax lawyer. Between 2005 and 2010, she was a trainee solicitor and a Tax solicitor at Linklaters LLP, working in its London and Dubai offices.
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). As an in-house lawyer, she gained significant exposure on international tax aspects of cross-border transactions, including on permanent establishment, withholding and transactional taxes issues, as well as advising on double tax treaties. Since joining Juristconsult Chambers, she has advised on a number of complex India-related transactions. She has also been involved in the set-up of a number of private equity and other types of investment funds.
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 CRS and FATCA. Johanne routinely advises major local banks in Mauritius and other financial services operators on the application and implementation of the legislation. She is also a guest lecturer at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (headquartered in Amsterdam) and is a member of the executive committee of the Mauritius branch of the International Fiscal Association.