Our People

Satyabhooshun Domah

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Partner

Steven Sengayen

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Man­ag­ing Part­ner

David Wyld Esq

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Expert Consultant

Seebaluck Candhayalallsing

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Com­pany Sec­re­tary

Nicole Christian

Secretary 

SATYABHOOSHUN DOMAH

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summary

  • Judge of the court of appeal of Seychelles
  • Previous judge of Supreme Court of Mauritius

Background

Among our Mau­rit­ian coun­ter­parts, Dr S.B. Domah, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Mau­ri­tius, is the Chair­per­son of our Board. He is also one of our prized legal con­sul­tants. The firm draws a lot from his exten­sive prac­tice in legal, judi­cial and admin­is­tra­tive fields. He is also the cur­rent judge of the Court of Appeal of Sey­chelles. He holds a doc­toral degree in Com­par­a­tive Law from Aix-Mar­seille Uni­ver­sity and King’s Col­lege. A mem­ber of Mid­dle Tem­ple, he holds an LLB and an LLM from the Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don. 


His notable spe­cial­iza­tions include Air and Space Law, Pub­lic Inter­na­tional Law, Pri­vate Inter­na­tional law, Inter­na­tional Trade Law, the Law of Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment. He has been con­duct­ing aca­d­e­mic lec­tures and voca­tional train­ing at Uni­ver­si­ties and other ter­tiary insti­tu­tions in Con­sti­tu­tional Law, Con­struc­tion Law, Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Law, Bank­ing Law, Com­par­a­tive Law, Legal Opin­ion Writ­ing etc. Fel­low of the Insti­tute of Advanced Legal Stud­ies of the Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don, he has con­ducted sem­i­nars for lawyers and judges in var­i­ous coun­tries of Asia (includ­ing China and Japan), Europe and Africa. 


His mono­graphs include com­par­a­tive study of laws relat­ing to cor­rup­tion, ter­ror­ism, finan­cial ser­vices for ISS (Inter­na­tional Secu­rity Stud­ies). He is the author of fic­tion as well as pro­fes­sional legal works: The Mau­rit­ian Legal Sys­tem, the The­ory and Prac­tice of the Law of Swin­dling, The Mau­rit­ian Road Traf­fic Offences. His arti­cle on Com­par­a­tive Trust Law was pub­lished by Mil­ton Keynes, Lon­don. This work is a ref­er­ence for post­grad­u­ate stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don. He has pub­lished works for Antwerp Uni­ver­sity and for World Con­sti­tu­tions. He has been a mem­ber of the United Nations Com­mit­tee Against Tor­ture and the cur­rent Chair of the Finan­cial Reg­u­lat­ing Coun­cil. 


Among the lan­guages he speaks flu­ently and writes with ease are Eng­lish and French.  His work expe­ri­ence is not lim­ited only to courts only at var­i­ous lev­els but extends to con­duct­ing ADRs, local and inter­na­tional — Early Neu­tral Eval­u­a­tion, Con­cil­i­a­tion, Nego­ti­a­tion, Medi­a­tion, Arbi­tra­tion and now Legal Con­sul­tancy at Steven & Asso­ciates Law Firm. 

STEVEN SENGAYEN

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Summary

  • Member of the Executive Council of the International Law Association (HQ, London,UK)
  • Founder and President of the International Law Association (Mauritius Branch)
  • Solicitor for the Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • Alumni of the Rotary Club of Quatre Bornes
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the City of London Law Society
  • Elected Freeman for the City of London Solicitors’ Company

Background

Steven is an inter­na­tional lawyer with in-depth expe­ri­ence of law and its appli­ca­tion in cor­po­rate and com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions, dis­pute res­o­lu­tion and invest­ment activ­i­ties.  He has advised and assisted clients on var­i­ous UK and cross bor­der dis­pute res­o­lu­tion mat­ters, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, reor­gan­i­sa­tions, joint ven­tures as well as tak­ing a key role in nego­ti­at­ing and draft­ing inter­na­tional com­mer­cial agree­ments.


He has experience with the court system in Mauritius, having been briefed to work on appellate work before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.


  • Admit­ted as a solic­i­tor of the Supreme Court of Eng­land and Wales
  • (LL.B  Hons.) from Uni­ver­sity of Hull
  • Pg. Dip. Legal Prac­tice from Uni­ver­sity of Oxford
  • LLM –Mas­ter of Laws in Inter­na­tional Finance and Secu­ri­ties law from Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don, Kings and Queen Mary Col­leges
  • MBA Finance (Brad­ford) – Triple Crown Accred­i­ta­tion
  • BA Hons. in Eco­nom­ics and Law from Lon­don Guild­hall Uni­ver­sity
  • Licence degree in Admin­is­tra­tion Economique et Social (AES) from Uni­ver­sity of Paris V-Rene Descartes (France) respec­tively


Steven has over 15 years of legal expe­ri­ence work­ing for a vari­ety of city firms in the UK includ­ing Fresh­fields Bruck­haus Deringer, Lin­klaters, Sul­li­van and Cromwell and Her­bert Smith. He also has a num­ber of years gen­eral busi­ness expe­ri­ence includ­ing a period as the CEO of an off­shore man­age­ment com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in the admin­is­tra­tion of trust funds and off­shore com­pa­nies in Mau­ri­tius. Steven is a vis­it­ing lec­turer in Cor­po­rate and Com­mer­cial Law at a Hol­born based busi­ness school along­side his work as a lawyer. He has worked for pres­ti­gious insti­tu­tions such as the British Insti­tute of Inter­na­tional and Com­par­a­tive Law in the fields of EU Com­pe­ti­tion and Finan­cial Law and the Inter­na­tional Defence Attor­neys Asso­ci­a­tion. In Sep­tem­ber 2012 Steven com­piled a coun­try report enti­tled “Busi­ness in Mau­ri­tius 2012″ on behalf of the British pub­lisher Global Invest­ment I, which was pub­lished in the UK Sun­day Tele­graph News­pa­per. He is also an elected Free­man for the City of Lon­don Solic­i­tors’ Com­pany.


In April 2017, he was selected by the World Bank Group to participate in the World Bank's Doing Business 2018 for his experience in the area of insolvency in Mauritius. Further in May 2017, he also appeared on the list of approved arbitrators of the LCIA-MIAC.

David Wyld Esq

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Background

Educated at Harrow and Oxford University David spent some time teaching before becoming a pupil to Gordon Slynn (later Lord Slynn of Hadley) whose practice was in the commercial and constitutional law fields, before joining Linklaters. 


·  Linklaters, Solicitor, 1974 – 1979

·  Chairman of the Litigation Sub-Committee of the City of London Law Society 1989-94

·  London Solicitors Litigation Association, President, 1994

·  Qualified as a mediator with CEDR (1995)

·  Chairman of The City of London Law Society (2001 – 2004)

·  Macfarlanes, Senior Litigation Partner,1981 – 2001

·  The City of London Law Society, Chairman, 2001 – 2004

·  International Law Association, Secretary General and Vice Chairman, 1994 – 2018

·  City of London Law Society, Chairman, Litigation Sub-Committee

·  Member of the LCIA


David is an Expert Consultant Solicitor with the firm, based in the City of London and he presently assists us in Commercial Mediation and International Arbitration matters. 

SCANDHAYALALLSING SEEBALUCK

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Summary

  • The former president of the Mauritius Law Society 
  • Commissioner of the Competition Commission 

Background

Mr See­baluck was admit­ted as an Attor­ney in 1980. He has advised Pri­vate Clients, Pub­lic Author­i­ties and Gov­ern­men­tal Insti­tu­tions, Funds Com­pa­nies and Banks. In 2010, Mr See­baluck was appointed as a Senior Attor­ney. He was then ele­vated to the rank of CSK in March 2015.  Mr See­baluck also ful­filled the fol­low­ing roles as:

  • A mem­ber of Coop­er­a­tive Devel­op­ment Coun­cil and Coop­er­a­tive Appeal Tri­bunal.
  • Sec­re­tary for Rose Belle Sugar Milling Com­pany and Mau­ri­tius Film Cor­po­ra­tion.
  • Attor­ney of the Truth and Jus­tice Com­mis­sion and Min­istry of Women’s Right CDFW.
  • Acted as the Trea­surer and there­after as The Pres­i­dent of the Mau­ri­tius Law Soci­ety for the past four years.

In April 2016, he was appointed as a Com­mis­sioner for the Com­pe­ti­tion Com­mis­sion of Mau­ri­tius.