Bio

Yahia Nazroo is a Partner within the Dispute Resolution department in Mauritius, having joined Appleby in December 2016. His expertise focuses on civil, commercial and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in, family media, employment and intellectual property law matters. He has acted for both employers and employees in disciplinary matters and has chaired disciplinary boards.

Yahia is also a specialist in all matters pertaining to the laws of gaming and betting and is the legal adviser of one of the leading betting companies in Mauritius. He recently successfully represented an Italian jockey in the first case of ‘cheating’ tried in Mauritius under the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act.

He was a member of the Independent Advisory Committee of the West Yorkshire Police Authority in the United Kingdom. He acted as one of the Legal advisers to the Ministry of Women’s Right, Child Development & Family Welfare and has been the legal adviser to the Board of Racing Stewards of the Mauritius Turf Club.

Yahia acts as tutor for advocacy training of barristers at the Institute of Judicial and Legal Studies. He is also an editor of the New Bar Chronicle, The Journal of the Legal Profession in Mauritius. Yahia acts as pro bono legal adviser for the Disability Legal Services, which provides free legal services to persons with disabilities.

He regularly participates in Law Conferences amongst which, The Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics Workshop, the Cybercrime capacity building in Mauritius, the International Media Law Conference and more recently the International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2016.

He has served five years on the Bar Council and has been re-elected the Secretary of the Council for 2018-2019.

Yahia is fluent in French and English.

 

Education:

 

University of Mauritius – BA Hons English

University of Leeds (England) – LLM (Master of Laws)

Nottingham Law School (England) – BVC (Bar Vocational Course)

Updates

30 Apr 2018 | News

Appleby Announces Further Promotions

Appleby has announced six promotions across its Guernsey, Jersey and Mauritius offices.

23 Apr 2018 | News

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Publications

20 Aug 2019 |

Mauritius Newsletter – August 2019

Welcome to the August issue of the Appleby Mauritius Newsletter. There have been significant changes...

16 Aug 2019 |

Mauritius case summary: State Trading Corporation v Betamax Ltd

This case summary brings a new dimension to the approach of the highest court of the land on interna...

Contributors: Yahia Nazroo, Zahrah Juman
24 Jun 2019 |

Offshore Company Petition Filings and Court Orders – current trends 2019 and review of 2018

Our latest Appleby report provides a snapshot of the petition filings and resultant court orders in ...

31 Jan 2019 |

In the Courts in 2018: an Appleby review of offshore court decisions

Welcome to the latest issue of Appleby’s annual "In The Courts" publication, a round-up of the mos...

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