Manisha Lallah is Counsel within the Corporate department in Mauritius. Manisha specialises in advising various clients, in particular financial services clients on corporate finance, domestic and cross-border public company M&A, securities law and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Listing Rules, corporate and acquisition financing structures as well as secondary issues and capital restructurings.
She has worked on several transactions for financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund clients, including Monsoon Capital, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Group, AIG Group, New York Life International, LLC, DAMAC Holdings Co., LLC, Credit Suisse, Standard Bank Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Intelsat Corporation, Nedbank Group, Borneo Investment Group Inc, Quadrangle Group, Econet Wireless Global Limited, Holcim Ltd and Nordic Trustee ASA.
She joined Appleby in December 2007. Prior to that, she practised mostly corporate law at the Mauritius Bar in private practice.
She is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London (non-practising) and the Mauritius Bar.
She speaks English and French.
Examples of recent matters include advising:
- As Mauritius Counsel to Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch and Standard Chartered Bankand DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Limited on the issue of USD 85 million additional 7% senior notes due 2021 to the previously issued USD 300 million 7% senior notes due 2021 for which Manisha acted as Mauritius legal counsel in 2016 and which are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
- As Mauritius Counsel to Nordic Trustee ASA on the issue of 9.5%, USD 300 million senior secured bonds, which are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
- As Mauritius counsel for the setting up of the Africa Against Ebola Solidarity Trust, a charitable trust established under the Mauritius Trust Act 2001 in November 2014, an historic public-private partnership established with leading African businesses and the African Union
- Liquid Telecom – Africa’s leading independent data, voice and IP provider. A pioneering company that has significantly improved the telecoms infrastructure of Africa- in connection with a US$150 million investment for the extension of Liquid Telecom’s fibre network into additional countries as part of the company’s continuous expansion strategy
- As Mauritius counsel for leading company in connection with a proposed listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius which involved assisting the company with its pre-IPO corporate housekeeping and IPO preparations; helping to coordinate the due diligence process and drafting the offering documents amongst related work
- In relation to notes offering transactions undertaken by certain companies, the establishment and operation in Mauritius of holding and investment companies and private offerings of debt and equity
- Intelsat in connection with a US$250 million telecommunications satellite investment dedicated to supplying telecommunications services to Africa in an innovative and very complex cross-border transaction involving several jurisdictions such as the US, UK, France, Bermuda and Mauritius
- On a private equity deal that was shortlisted for the ‘Private Equity Deal of the Year’ in 2010’s International Financial Law Review’s (IFLR)/Asialaw India Awards. The deal saw Tower Vision India Pvt Ltd, an independent tower management company based in Gurgaon, India raise US$300 million from a consortium of international investors led by Quadrangle Capital Partners LLC
University of Buckingham (England)
BPP Law School, London (England)