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Corporate and Commercial

Venture Law’s corporate practice provides legal services to many of the world’s top corporations, including Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies – many of which have been with us for years.

Clients turn to us for our commercially sound and technically strong legal advice on their complex cross-border matters and local investments. Based on their experience, our lawyers think beyond obvious legal issues and focus on the creation of legal solutions that add value for our clients.

Our team also regularly advises onshore clients on all commercial aspects of their business, providing legal and regulatory advice to ensure compliance with all the local law requirements and drafting their commercial contracts and documentation.

Corporate Structuring

Our team regularly assists both international and local clients on all aspects of the formation and structuring of corporate entities, helping them determine the appropriate corporate structure for their business based on their objectives and needs.

Our experience includes:

  • Establishing global business companies for investments in Africa, Asia or globally
  • Advising clients on the best available structures and vehicles to meet their requirements
  • Establishing limited partnerships
  • Establishing holding companies and financing vehicles
  • Establishing joint venture companies
  • Due diligence projects relating to investing in or acquisition of portfolio companies
  • Leveraged buyouts, bid financing, restructuring and refinancing, and equity finance transactions
  • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our lawyers are experienced in all types of Mergers & Acquisitions work and are regularly involved from early structuring to successful closing. We advise on multi-billion dollar transactions that are often cross-border and involve technology, insurance, telecommunications, financial, pharma and oil and gas sectors. We provide seamless service to our clients on all aspects of M&A work, including:

  • Amalgamations/mergers
  • Acquisitions (public and private)
  • Joint ventures
  • Takeovers
  • Continuations
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Anti-takeover measures, such as shareholder rights plans
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Reorganisations & restructurings

Capital Markets

Venture Law lawyers are at the forefront of advising some of the world’s most recognized companies and institutions on their equity and debt capital raisings.

  • IPOs / Other Equity Offerings

Venture Law team was involved in the listing of the first Mauritius company on the New York Stock Exchange and has since then assisted other clients in relation to their initial public offerings.

  • Corporate Bonds / Note Offerings / Other Debt Offerings

Venture Law acts as legal advisor to several listed/unlisted Mauritius companies engaged in raising debt capital. We advise clients in connection with all types of debt raising transactions, including bond or high yield note offerings, and our lawyers offer a wealth of experience with all such debt raising transactions.