Jean-Eric Sauzier is a partner at BLC Robert. Distinguished as a “leading lawyer” by IFLR1000, he specialises in Banking, Project Finance and Insolvency. He is also well versed with real estate development, hospitality and information technology.
He is regularly instructed by major banking corporations on domestic and cross-border financing. His work starts as early as providing preliminary advice on the structuring of the line of credit, identifying key legal risks and defining key terms and conditions pertinent to the type of financing at hand. He also provides more traditional support to lenders by preparing their finance, security and disbursement documentation while assisting sophisticated borrowers in the raising of their debt financing and assisting on their drawdowns. His insolvency work consists primarily of advising banks on their recovery routes as well as providing them with handholding support through administration, receivership and liquidation procedures. In the real estate area, he has been advising promoters on the development and documentation of their products as well as on the financing of their projects. He has also advised banks on how to best protect their interest on real estate financing as well as private client purchasers on their property acquisition and retail financing of same. IT matters cover software and hardware for both the domestic and overseas markets, with a particular accent on solutions for the African market.
Jean-Eric has also been involved in the drafting of various pieces of legislation which served either as foundation for or improvements to the Mauritian information technology, intellectual property and data protection legal and regulatory frameworks. These include the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, the Data Protection Act, the Copyright (Amendment) Act and the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Act.