Ashley Oogorah is a senior associate within both the Corporate and Dispute Resolution departments in Mauritius. He joined Appleby in January 2010 as an Attorney-at-Law.

He has worked on several transactions for financial institutions and private equity and funds clients, including HSBC Group, Standard Bank Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Capital, National Westminster Bank Plc, Precision Capital, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. He has also worked on matters relating to civil and commercial litigation.

He speaks fluent English and French.


  • Banking & Asset Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Funds & Investment Services
  • Structured Finance


Work Highlights

Some previous examples of work include:


  • Advising Shell Mauritius Limited, a subsidiary of Shell Overseas Holdings Limited and a listed company on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SM), in respect to the sale of 75% of SM issued share capital to Vivo Energy Holding, a newly created joint venture between the Vitol Group, Helios Investment Partners and Shell.
  • Advising a bank in connection with a term loan facility agreement of USD70 million and drafting of the relevant security documents such as share pledge agreement and floating charge to secure the term loan.
  • Advice in relation to the migration of a trust and a company to foreign jurisdictions.

Dispute Resolution:

  • Representing Ge Seaco Services Ltd before the Commercial Court in relation to the arrest of a shipping vessel berthed at the harbour of Port Louis in order to obtain security for various claims of Ge Seaco Services Ltd against the respondent companies for unpaid lease amounts.
  • Representing Kinetic Partners (Cayman) Limited as liquidators of a Cayman company before the Mauritius Court of Civil Appeal in respect of a claim against the Cayman company in excess of €127 million for alleged omissions, breaches, defaults, misrepresentations, deceit, concealment and/or fraudulent conduct.
  • Advising and representing a Mauritian Company before the Supreme Court of Mauritius in respect of evidence-gathering orders issued by the Judge in Chambers under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal and Related Matters Act 2003.

Qualifications & Education

Ashley graduated from the University of Mauritius with an LLB (Honours). He completed his Vocational Examinations at the Council of Legal Education, Mauritius in November 2008 and was sworn in as an Attorney-at-Law in January 2010.

Memberships & Associations

Ashley is a member of the Law Society of Mauritius.

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