Sadia Ismael Soodeen | Junior Legal Executive | BLC Robert

Background

Sadia Ismael Soodeen is a lawyer at BLC Robert and is mainly involved in funds, regulatory, financial services, corporate and commercial law matters. She has been involved in the drafting and reviewing of legal documentation, issuing legal advice on closings and structuring of fund vehicles and non-fund private equity structures as well as advising on corporate matters. She regularly assists on regulatory matters such as seeking approvals from Mauritius regulators for financial services businesses and for domestic entities. Sadia has also assisted in the setting up of Global Business Companies, drafting of legal documentation, reviewing of foreign law documents, issuing legal opinion and carrying out legal due diligence on companies incorporated in Mauritius.

Sadia read Law at the University of Hertfordshire and holds an LLM in International Corporate Finance from the University of Reading. She completed the Bar Professional Training Course from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is also an ADR-ODR International accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator.


Membership in Professional Societies

  • Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Professional Qualifications

2017: ADR-ODR International Civil-Commercial Mediation Training, England

2016 – 2017: Bar Professional Training Course, Manchester Metropolitan University, England

2013 – 2014: LL.M (International Corporate Finance), University of Reading, England

2010 – 2013: LL.B (Hons), University of Hertfordshire, England


Career Summary

2018 – DATE: Junior Legal Executive, BLC Robert

2015 – 2016: Junior Legal Executive, BLC Robert (Formerly, BLC Chambers)


Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Funds and Financial Services

Publications

  • Article on ‘Duties of directors in the vicinity of Insolvency’ in AX1S Fiduciary Ltd’s Newsletter

Top Matters

  • Legal adviser of funds (collective investment schemes and closed-end funds) and fund managers on the setting up process and provided on-going legal advice in respect of the funds’ investments, including tax and structuring advice.
  • Advised one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia in connection with the acquisition of one of the world’s leading providers of company formations, trust, corporate and fund administration services.
  • Assisted a Singaporean listed company with a legal due diligence on Mauritius largest furniture store.
  • Conducted different legal due diligences in relation to Mauritius targets for various clients.