Nicolas Richard

Managing Partner

Nicolas Richard is a Managing Partner at Juristconsult Chambers. Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Nicolas was an associate / director of the local office of an international law firm for 4years. He also worked as Legal Affairs Manager at Ireland Blyth Limited, one of the largest conglomerate in Mauritius where he was involved in a number of important projects including the financing and construction of the island’s largest dockyard, the launch of the first private airline of the country (including financing and leasing of related aircrafts) and several cross-border financing transactions using Mauritius special purposes vehicles.

Nicolas’ practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law with particular focus on banking and finance, aircraft and shipping financing. Nicolas advises leading international banks and multinational companies on financing / investment structures and collaterals involving Mauritius vehicles.

He has been involved in several high profile transactions including the first ever listing of a Mauritius company on NASDAQ and the operating lease of 4 Airbus A330-200 aircraft delivered to a major African airline.

Nicolas was sworn in as an Attorney at law in February 2005 after ranking 1st at the Attorney’s examination organised by the Mauritius Council of Legal Education in 2003. He has been named as a Rising Star in the 2013 IFLR 1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial law firms.


Education:

  • Professional Course for Prospective Attorneys. Council of Legal Education, Mauritius
  • D.E.S.S. Transports maritimes et aériens, Université d’Aix en Provence, France
  • Maîtrise en droit privé, Université  de la Réunion, France
  • Licence en droit privé, Université  de la Réunion, France

Areas of expertise:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Aircraft & Shipping
  • Capital Markets

Positions and Recognitions:

  • Nicolas ranked 1st at the Attorney s examination organised by the Mauritius Council of Legal Education in 2003.
  • Nicolas was named as a Rising Star in the 2013 IFLR 1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial law firms.

Memberships:

  • Mauritius Law Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Mauritius Institute of Directors