Gilbert Noel is a partner within both the Corporate and Dispute Resolution departments in Mauritius. He practises in the area of company, corporate and financial services law. He has worked extensively on international projects utilising Mauritius special-purpose vehicles, in particular for the structuring of joint ventures and financing transactions.
Gilbert is instructed as legal counsel in international arbitration proceedings and is equally active on matters regarding the enforcement of arbitral awards before local courts. His arbitration experience covers a wide range of industry sectors including shipping and constructions disputes.
Prior to joining Appleby in 2007, he trained as an analyst at Merrill Lynch in 1993. He was a consultant for four years in the financial services sector, at Multiconsult Ltd (1994-1995) and then at Ernst & Young Financial Services Ltd (1995-1997). He then joined l’Express as a financial journalist until 1999. Thereafter, he practised as an attorney until 2003, when he was the adviser to the Minister of Financial Services and Corporate Affairs, involved in the preparation and drafting of relevant legislation. He was also a visiting lecturer in financial services law for fourth-year accounting students at the University of Mauritius in 1993. He resumed private practice at the beginning of 2004.
IFLR1000 named Gilbert as a ´Leading Lawyer´ in the 2017 edition. Chambers Global 2015 recognised his experience in assisting clients with the structuring of their international investments through Mauritius and sources said "He's excellent – very pragmatic and responsive."
Gilbert is currently a board member of the Mauritius Law Society, the regulatory body of Attorneys-at-Law in Mauritius and acts as Secretary to the board.
Gilbert is also a board member of the Law Reform Commission of Mauritius, the statutory body which is mandated to keep under review and make recommendations for the reform and development of the law of Mauritius.
Gilbert was a founder member and was previously the vice-chairman of the International Fiscal Association of Mauritius.
He speaks both French and English.
"[Gilbert] is excellent – very pragmatic and responsive."