Bio

Anjana Ramburuth-Seesurn is Counsel within both the Corporate and Dispute Resolution departments in Mauritius and Seychelles, and a member of the Corporate Finance team.

She advises on a range of corporate, commercial and corporate finance transactions and her practice includes advising on banking and structured finance transactions, credit restructuring, derivatives transactions and securities offerings, public and private M&A, litigation and insolvency, public and private equity, company, fund and trust formation, and employment law matters.

Anjana regularly appears before all instances of the courts of Mauritius and is also instructed as legal counsel in international arbitration proceedings. Her practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation (including disputes involving contacts, negligence, fiduciary obligations, corporate, partnership and shareholder disputes) and related employment law matters.

Prior to joining Appleby in April 2007, Anjana was a practising barrister in general private practice with experience in all areas of Mauritian law, including civil, criminal, commercial, corporate, constitutional, matrimonial, employment, insurance and land law matters, and experience in judicial review cases, disciplinary proceedings and domestic and international commercial arbitration.

She has previously worked on several transactions for banks and other financial institutions, borrowers and private equity clients, including Standard Bank, Axis Bank Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, Credit Suisse, Investec, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Barclays Wealth International, Morgan Stanley, HSBC Group, UBS AG, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank, Temasek, GIC, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in connection with multi-million-dollar secured and unsecured transactions and/or other advisory or restructuring transactions.

Chambers Global 2015 recognised Anjana for corporate and finance transactions, in both Mauritius and Seychelles, “I was very impressed with the superb job that Anjana did,” said one client. Chambers Global 2014 said she continues to leave a great impression on clients, who say “she did an excellent job – she was proactive, extremely available, responsive and very nice to work with.” Chambers Global 2014 have also noted her as an ´Associate to Watch´. Anjana receives high praise from clients, who appreciate her “very good turnaround times and efficient and good legal advice,” in Chambers Global 2013. Chambers Global 2013 also ranked Anjana as a ´Leading Individual´.

Anjana is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (non-practising) and the Mauritius Bar Association.

She speaks fluent English and French.

 

Expertise:

 

Examples of recent transactions include advising:

  • the Creditors of PT Bumi Resources on their USD 4.5 billion global debt restructuring. This matter was the largest debt restructuring deal in South Eastern Asia in 2017, and Appleby advised on all aspects of Mauritius, Seychelles and Cayman Law for the restructuring. In 2018 the deal won “Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring” at The Asia Legal Awards, and “Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)” at the Asian Legal Business South East Asia awards. The deal was also recognised in the Asian-mena Counsel magazine’s assessment of the ‘Deals of the Year 2017’.
  • A consortium of banks led by Deutsche Bank, in connection with US$5,100,000,000 facilities to Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO) and its affiliates for the acquisition of LSI Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6.6 billion
  • Standard Chartered Bank, ONGC Videsh (OVL) and Oil India (OIL) in connection with the joint acquisition of Videocon´s 10 percent stake in a giant Mozambique gas field estimated to hold as much as 65 trillion cubic feet of gas by OVL and OIL for approximately $2.475 billion
  • Credit Suisse in connection with debt financing provided by Credit Suisse (along with RBC Capital Markets and Barclays) to a private investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital together with GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Insight Venture Partners for the acquisition of BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) valued at $6.9 billion
  • A consortium of Lenders (namely Standard Chartered Bank, Bank Of America Merill Lynch, Barclays, Citiroup, JP Morgan, RBS) in connection with a US$1.2 billion loan granted to Vedanta Resources Plc to refinance a loan it took in 2011 to buy Cairn India Ltd
  • GIC (the Singapore government’s investment arm) in connection with the acquisition of all of Greenko Group Plc (an AIM listed company)’s shares in Greenko Mauritius (involved in the development, ownership and operation of clean energy projects in India) for a gross cash consideration of £162.8 million (approximately Rs 1,653 crore)
  • Investec Bank Limited and Enventure Partners in connection with the Kuvaninga Energia Project for the construction of a 40 MW (nominal) natural gas-fired, reciprocating engine-based power plant located in Chokwe, Gaza province of Mozambique
  • The Standard Bank of South Africa in connection with a US$28 million loan financing to Petredec Mauritius Ltd for the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the 15,000 metric tonnes liquified petroleum gas storage facility in Mauritius
  • Gr8t Holdings Ltd, Cavalry Holdings Ltd and East Africa Investments (Mauritius) Limited in connection with sale of 17.2% of their stake in Vodacom Tanzania to Vodacom Group Ltd (the African subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc) for approximately US$242 million
  • CIC Gold Group Limited (CIC Gold), a Seychelles registered company headquartered in Beijing, China in relation to its flotation on the Main Market of London’s Stock Exchange (LSE)

 

Education:

 

London School of Economics and Political Sciences (England)

BPP Law School, London (England)

“[Anjana] did an excellent job – she was proactive, extremely available, responsive and very nice to work with.”

Chambers Global
2014

Updates

15 Jun 2018 | Deals

Appleby advises GIC with its participation in Ant Financial’s latest USD 14bn funding round

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11 May 2018 | News

Appleby celebrates win at the Asian Legal Business South East Asia awards

The leading law firm wins debt market deal of the year (premium).

23 Mar 2018 | News

Appleby Wins ‘Finance Deal of the Year’ at Asia Legal Awards 2018

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