Govinden Sheren is a Barrister called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and he is also admitted to practice at the Bar of Mauritius. Sheren is a tenant at the chambers of a previous Minister of Justice of Mauritius.
His practice focuses on real estate, employment, corporate law, trusts and procurement law. He appears before all the Courts of Mauritius including the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London.
Sheren has a special interest in the relations between Mauritius and Africa .He is also a consultant in an International Arbitration Firm, headquartered in Chennai,and he is responsible for its African Desk.
Mélina Lopez Sewdeen is a lawyer-linguist graduated with a Master’s degree in International and European Law and a double major degree in Law and English in France. Mélina worked for the Spanish government, but also practised European and Mauritian Law in an International Law firm in Mauritius.She is currently based in France.
Holding the French, Mauritian and Spanish nationalities, Mélina is interested with the interaction between international law and national laws, trying to take advantage of her cultural diversity and legal knowledge at an international level.
Gabrielle Rochecouste is an aspiring solicitor in England and Wales currently undertaking her Legal Practice Course. She studied Law and Political Science as well as International Law at the University of Bordeaux and holds a Master’s degree in Common Law and Anglo-American Business Law from the University of Paris Descartes.
She also practiced French law in a boutique law firm in Paris. She is also well conversant in Mauritian Law in as much as she acquired work experience at two business law firms in Mauritius. Having evolved in a corporate environment, Gabrielle’s main interests focus on corporate and commercial law.
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