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Iqbal Rajahbalee | Seniour Counsel | Managing Partner | BLC Robert

Background

Iqbal Rajahbalee is managing partner of BLC Robert with over twenty-five years of practice at the Mauritius Bar, advising on a number of cross-border finance transactions, including asset financing and investment funds.

He is the founder of the offshore industry in Mauritius and served as the first Executive Director of the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA). He was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius, the regulatory body of the non-banking finance industry.   He has acted as Mauritius counsel in setting up a number of global investment funds and advised a number of multinationals.

In addition, Iqbal served for more than ten years at the Attorney General‘s Office, Ministry of Justice rising to the position of Assistant Solicitor General. He is often called upon by the government to advise on financial law matters and is drafted numerous pieces of legislation in Mauritius including the Securities Act, the Financial Services Development Act and the Insurance Act.

Iqbal has led several Government delegations on a wide range of issues from international territorial disputes to taxation, and has sat on a number of government appointed committees.  Iqbal is a Masters of Law graduate from the London School of Economics.

Chambers Global has ranked Iqbal first in Mauritius, detailing that, ‘he knows this business outstandingly well’.


Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate M&A
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Projects & Infrastructure

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Middle Temple Inn of Court, London
  • Honorary Member, Asian Offshore Association
  • Mauritius Bar Association

Awards & Accolades

  • Iqbal is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Iqbal is described by Chambers Global 2014 as an “outstanding legal mind and I’ve really enjoyed working with him”
  • PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 ranks Iqbal as a top tier lawyer.
  • Iqbal is also ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, 2011.
  • Chambers Global, 2011 recognises that Iqbal is a big name in the market, held in high esteem by sources for his ‘understanding of very complex matters’.

 Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister-at-law (England & Wales and Mauritius)
  • LL.M, London School of Economics, England
  • LL.B, London School of Economics, England