Farzanah Nawool is a senior associate within both the Corporate and Dispute Resolution departments in Mauritius.

She joined Appleby in November 2010 as an Attorney-at-Law. Her practice focuses on private equity funds, insolvency procedures and securities offerings, as well as a range of banking transactions. She has also worked on matters relating to civil and commercial litigation.

Work Highlights

Some recent examples of work include advising:


  • Advising and assisting an Indian-based entity in the listing of its INR denominated USD settled notes (also commonly known as masala bonds) aggregating to INR 5.02 billion (USD75 million equivalent in INR) on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
  • Advising and assisting a Nasdaq listed Mauritius-based entity in the creation of one of the leading travel groups in India
  • Advising a French electric utility company on the creation of security on assets situate in Mauritius, in relation to a Euro 200m trade claim
  • Advising and assisting a major network communications service provider in connection with USD1.155 billion facilities for the construction and launching of new satellites
  • Advising a South African fund manager in relation to the structuring and establishment of a Mauritian closed-end fund Pan African Infrastructure Fund 2 with each investor making a capital commitment of no less than USD5,000,000 and the maximum total capital commitments being USD1,200,000,000. The Fund’s objective is to realise superior financial returns through income from, and capital appreciation of, infrastructure investments made in portfolio companies across the African continent and the Fund will focus on the energy, transportation, water and sanitation and ICT sectors as well as making investments in the health sector, resources and general private equity transactions

Dispute Resolution:

  • Representing the Petitioner in a winding-up petition against a Mauritian company before the Bankruptcy Division of the Supreme Court
  • Representing a Mauritian company in an application by the Honourable Attorney General on the request of the Court of Special judge, New Delhi in connection with an investigation being conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi into offences of criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct alleged of having been committed by unidentified private persons and companies. The Mauritian company was one of the parties ordered by the Supreme Court of Mauritius to produce certain documents in relation to the purchase of shares of an Indian company
  • Acting for a Mauritian company in an appeal before the Assessment Review Committee objecting against an assessment by the Mauritius Revenue Authority
  • Representing a Singapore company before the Supreme Court of Mauritius, Commercial Division in a claim of USD19.1 million for breach of obligations under an aircraft brokerage agreement
  • Advising a Mauritian trust in its capacity as majority shareholder in a dispute against a minority shareholder following various issues raised by the minority shareholder and also a Luxembourg entity in enforcing a Luxembourg judgment in Mauritius

Qualifications & Education

Farzanah graduated from the University of Mauritius with an LLB (Honours). She completed her Vocational Examinations at the Council of Legal Education, Mauritius in November 2008.

  • Council of Legal Education (Mauritius)
  • University of Mauritius (Mauritius)
  • Speaks fluent English and French.

Memberships & Associations

She has been a member of the Law Society of Mauritius since January 2010.



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