Jean-Eric Sauzier | Partner | BLC Robert

Background

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.

 


Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Real Estate, Property and Construction

Awards & Accolades

  • Jean-Eric is recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000
  • Jean-Eric is also ranked as a specialist in general business law by Chambers Global 
  • Sweet and Maxwell International Arbitration Law Review, 3(3), pp114-121 “From arbitrator’s immunity to the fifth theory of international commercial arbitration
  • Euromoney Prize for outstanding LLM trade finance performance
  • Sweet & Maxwell Prize for best LLB overall performance
  • London Institute of Directors Prize for best LLB company law performance

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Mauritius Bar
  • Mauritius Bar Association
  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister-at-law (England & Wales and Mauritius)
  • Oxford University, St Catherine’s College, Euromoney Summer School on Banking and Finance
  • LL.M, International Trade University of Essex, England
  • LL.B, University of Essex, England
  • Diploma in French Law, Lyon, France