The Team

PRISCILLA PATTOO

Partner

Priscilla Pattoo is a barrister qualified in Mauritius since 2006 and was a partner at JURISTCONSULT CHAMBERS, member of the DLA PIPER AFRICA GROUP for Mauritius, until November 2015 and set up G&P Legal in July 2016. She acquired expertise in general business law and more specifically, in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, financial services, investment funds, mergers & acquisitions, global business and tax structuring, capital markets, regulatory and compliance, real estate and hospitality. She has advised law firms and clients on multiple cross-border transactions, due diligence exercises and assisted foreign clients with regards to investing in Mauritius.

She has been appointed as member of monetary policy committee of the Bank Of Mauritius since may 2017

OLIVIER GUERIN-GARNIER

Partner

Olivier GUERIN-GARNIER is a French attorney at law qualified in Paris since 1999 and is registered as a foreign lawyer in Mauritius. He is also CEO and major shareholder of his law firm G&P LEGAL, leader in Reunion Island, which specializes inter alia in corporate and commercial, tax matters, insolvency, M&A, public and administrative law. He regularly assists clients in Mayotte and Comoros.

Olivier Guerin-Garnier is also ranked as a specialist in general business law (Band 1) by Chambers and Partners Global.

ERIC LEBIHAN

Partner and Attorney at law Saint Denis (Reunion)

After 10 years’ experience as legal advisor for the local authorities of PORT and SEDRE where he acquired skills in administrative and urban law, Eric LEBIHAN joined ARNAUD & ASSOCIATES in 1997 as an intern. And was sworn in as an Attorney in 2008 he now has 30 years’ experience in the public business law (negotiating and drafting complex contractual arrangements, public works contracts, public service delegation contracts) as well as in urban , construction and real estate law and is recognized as a key advisor for public authorities in their decision making.

Eric LEBIHAN is a shareholder of G&P LEGAL in Reunion Island and is a member of the Saint Denis Bar.

ANISHTA ROOCHAN

Barrister

Anishta is a practicing barrister and was called to the Mauritian bar in January 2018. She worked at the Chambers of Mr. G. Bhanji Soni until December 2018 and after that at Étude Guy Rivalland until May 2020. She has since then been in independent practice and has been involved in both criminal and civil litigation. She has assisted and conducted cases involving Insurance Law, Land law, Employment law, Criminal Law, Defamation Law and Family law amongst other. Anishta has had first-hand exposure to Contract Law, Intellectual property, personal injury, compliance, and Leasing. She has also been involved in drafting legal pleadings, drafting, and vetting of Contracts, Skeleton Arguments and Written Submissions.

In September 2021, Anishta joined G&P Legal where she is currently working on corporate files involving Company, Insolvency, Employment, Commercial and Civil Law.

AVINASH NAPAL

Barrister

Avinash is a practicing barrister who was called to the Mauritian bar in January 2016. He worked at the Chambers of Mr G. Bhanji Soni until April 2018 and has been involved in litigation in various areas of the law. Avinash has assisted and conducted cases involving Insurance Law, Land Law, Civil Disputes, Employment Law, Family Law, and Criminal Litigation amongst others. Avinash is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple. He also holds a membership from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and has graduated in the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS).

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DOROTHÉE MEHEZ

Legal Executive

Maître Dorothée MEHEZ has worked within the firm since its inception in 1994. His particularity, a dual training in law / accounting which allows him, in addition to his title as barrister, to have in-depth expertise in accounting matters, essential in cases of transfer of ownership and restructuring.

With 25 years of experience, Maître Dorothée MEHEZ left G&P LEGAL in June 2019 to create her own firm in the Lille region in metropolitan France, ADATHEOS. However, on the strength of the links forged over time with some of the Firm’s clients, she continues to collaborate daily with G&P LEGAL as Of Counsel, to everyone’s satisfaction ”

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PAULINE MAUCHE

Barrister at the Saint Denis (Reunion) Bar

Graduated with a Master 2 Law of Responsibilities at the University of Law and Political Science in NICE in 2017, Pauline MAUCHE then obtained the Certificate of Aptitude for the Profession of Lawyer in 2019 at the “Ecole des Avocats du Sud- Est” in MARSEILLE. Master Pauline MAUCHE took oath as barrister in June 2020.

Lawyer at the SAINT-DENIS Bar, Maître Pauline MAUCHE joined G&P LEGAL in July 2020, in order to strengthen the Réunion team, more specifically in company law.