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Uteem Chambers

No. of Partners: 2

No. of Lawyers: 7

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Bengali, Hindu, Urdu & Creole

Offices: Port Louis


UTEEM CHAMBERS is a leading law firm in Mauritius which provides high quality, efficient and pragmatic legal advice and solution in a timely manner to serve the clients’ needs.

The founder, director and managing partner of Uteem Chambers, Muhammad Reza Uteem has for the past 20 years been advising international clients on complex legal issues arising in the fields of banking and finance, securities law, corporate law, cross border insolvency, international tax and trusts laws and dispute resolution. He was formerly an associate at the US firm Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Robert (now Pilsburry Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) and worked in its Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore offices.

Uteem Chambers has a team of highly qualified legal professionals including lawyers qualified in Mauritius, England and Wales, France and Bangladesh. All the members of Uteem Chambers work as a close-knit team and actively collaborate on advice and cases as needed. The members of Uteem Chambers are also fluent in several languages including English, French, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Creole and Bengali.

Most of the Uteem Chambers’ practice involves providing legal advice to world’s leading international financial institutions, multilateral development banks, inter-governmental organizations and professional advisers including leading international law and accountancy firms. Uteem Chambers has a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals who require international tax planning and estate planning. It undertakes international litigation including international bankruptcy, enforcement of international creditor’s claim and antimoney laundering. It also advises on various employment laws related issues to leading corporations on regular basis. It advises overseas governmental agencies and has been involved in legislative drafting in Mauritius.

Uteem Chambers has acted in some of the biggest and complex transactions involving Mauritius incorporated companies. Uteem Chambers’ advised a global bank in the financing of an acquisition of an Indian telecommunication company worth over $3.5 billion. The firm also acted for senior lenders in aircraft leasing transactions including Islamic leasing. The firm was involved in the setting up of several multi million private equity funds for investment into India, China and Africa mainly in the infrastructure and telecoms sectors.

Uteem Chambers has been involved in several high-profile litigation and arbitration cases involving cross border disputes. Recent assignments include successfully representing a shareholder before the Privy Council and a leading US laboratory in an international arbitration.

Address4th Floor, Les Jamalacs Building, Vieux Conseil Street, Port Louis, Mauritius.
Tel230-211 7700
Fax230-211 4700
Contact PersonMr. Muhammad Reza Cassam Uteem