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 a wide range of high value commercial and trust disputes, insolvency proceedings and judicial reviews. He recently provided expert opinion on Mauritian law to the Supreme Court in Bermuda and he routinely deals with offshore clients on commercial, civil and fund disputes.

Yahia was recognised as a Leading Individual in the recent Legal 500 Directory, described as “a very assured partner [who] understands the jurisdiction very well.”

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 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 Rights, Child Development & Family Welfare and continues to act as one of the principal legal advisers of the Mauritius Turf Club.

Yahia acts as tutor for advocacy training of barristers at the Institute of Judicial and Legal Studies, he is an examiner for bar exams for the Council of Vocational and Legal Education and was a member of the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Mauritius. He is 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 including INSOL, India Disputes, The Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics and the ICE Totally Gaming Conference.

He has served 6 years on the Bar Council and has been the Secretary of the Council for five years.

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)

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