overview

Orison Legal is a commercial law firm headquartered in Port Louis. It combines the experience of a veteran senior attorney with a team of rising lawyers, who are recognised for their ability to handle complex commercial and corporate matters. The firm is committed to upholding excellence in the provision of legal services in Mauritius while adapting to the needs of a constantly shifting business environment.

The firm acts for local and foreign clients in a range of commercial transactions and contentious proceedings across various sectors. It undertakes both local and cross-border work. Its recent work includes advising on the acquisition and recapitalisation of a distressed bank, advising on a strategic investment in a peer-to-peer lending platform, and acting in several landmark international arbitration award enforcement proceedings before the Supreme Court of Mauritius and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

The firm results from a merger between two commercial sets of barristers and attorneys, effective from 1 July 2021. In its first year of operation (2021), it was ranked by IFLR in the category of “other notable firms”.

What We Do

Dispute Resolution

Our practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ liabilities, enforcement of debts (including recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments), and local and cross-border insolvency.

Transaction Advisory

We advise clients on the full range of commercial agreements and corporate structures. Our team has specialist knowledge and experience in real estate structuring, FIDIC contracts, project finance, M&A, financial services and securities.

Employment Law

We draft and review contracts and policies, advise on the whole spectrum of employment law issues, and represent both employers and employees in disciplinary proceedings, conciliation procedures, and hearings before the Mauritius courts.