Dushyant Ramdhur is a partner in the Dispute Resolution department of Appleby in Mauritius. He practices in the areas of corporate and commercial laws, specialising in commercial litigation and advising on various matters including insurance, industrial disputes, enforcement procedures and international arbitration.
He joined Appleby in 2015 to set up the Dispute Resolution department. Prior to that he was involved in commercial litigation. From 2006 to 2009, he managed his own practice and in 2010 he joined Etude Guy Rivalland, where he advised leading listed Mauritian companies, including the Mauritius Union Group and private companies: the New India Assurance Company Ltd, Axys Leasing Ltd and Gamma Civic.
Between 2006 to 2008, Dushyant was retained as an assessor to the Central Electricity Board where he had the privilege to assist and learn from Late Honourable Prithviraj Fekna, Judge of the Supreme Court of Mauritius.
Since 2015, Dushyant has regularly represented clients such as Essar, Standard Bank Trust (Company) Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Sir Christopher Hohn, Cloud Innovation Ltd, TPG Axon, Lesotho Telecommunication Authority and Africore Energy Company Ltd both in Court and in international arbitration. Dushyant regularly instructs, with the leave of the Chief Justice, Senior Counsel and Queen’s Counsel from foreign jurisdiction.
In 2017, Dushyant appeared for the petitioners in what was then the largest insolvency proceeding in Mauritius and in 2019 participated in an ultra-high net worth trust matter which resulted in the recognition of the principles laid down in Pitt vs. Holt in the Mauritius case laws. In 2019, Supreme Court of Mauritius, in a landmark judgment, accepted the arguments submitted by Dushyant on behalf of Appleby’s client that breach of an ex parte “saisie revendication” order cannot be sanctioned by way of contempt of court proceedings. This judgment was later confirmed on appeal.
In the IFLR1000 (2019 edition) Dushyant was endorsed as a ‘Leading lawyer – Rising star’.
In Legal 500 (2021 edition) Dushyant was described as ‘industrious and conscientious’.
In 2022 Dushyant was recognised in Chambers Global as ‘Well regarded for his representation in commercial litigation matters. Clients describe him as ‘An up-and-coming-lawyer in arbitration matters’ and as ‘Very responsive.’ Since 2020, Dushyant has been listed as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Legal 500, where he is described as ‘hard-working and very reliable.’
Dushyant was the first attorney to draft a Notice of Bankruptcy as per the provisions of the Insolvency Act and his draft has been adopted and is widely being used by his fellow colleagues.
In 2003, he graduated from Brunel University in the United Kingdom in Business and Finance Law. In 2006 after completed his vocational examinations and pupillage in Mauritius, he was enrolled on the list of practising attorneys by the Supreme Court of Mauritius.
He is a member of the Mauritius Law Society and speaks English and French.
Examples of recent matters include:
- Involved in the amalgamation of two listed Mauritian Companies
- Redrafted and implemented the lease agreements of two leading leasing Mauritian companies