Nicolas Richard is a Managing Partner at Juristconsult Chambers. Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Nicolas was an associate / director of Conyers Dill & Pearman (Mauritius) Limited for 4 years. He also worked as Legal Affairs Manager at IBL, 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 also regularly advises local conglomerates on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory (including listing issues) and has been involved in some of the most important takeovers in Mauritius recently including IBL’s takeover of Lux Island Resorts Ltd.
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 ranked as a “leading lawyer” in IFLR 1000 (Financial & Corporate) Guide 2017 and Chambers Global 2018. He has recently been ranked as a “Highly regarded leading lawyer” in the latest IFLR 1000 Guide 2018 to the World’s Leading Financial law firms.