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 is an international lawyer and an English Solicitor 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.
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.
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
· 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 with the firm, based in the City of London and he presently assists us in Commercial Mediation and International Arbitration matters.
Chris Daw QC is one of Britain's leading barristers, as well as a presenter of legal documentaries for the BBC and the author of a bestselling book, Justice on Trial, published in 2020.
Chris acts for corporate and individual clients, in the fields of business regulation, serious fraud, money laundering, specialist and white collar crime.
He has acted for high profile figures in the worlds of sport, including the former England and Chelsea football captain, John Terry, as well as billionaires, members of the House of Lords, multi-nationals around the world and other high-net-worth and prominent clients who find themselves in legal difficulty.
As well as his stellar legal practice, Chris acts as a senior strategic adviser to variation corporations, drawing on his background as an entrepreneur and investor. He also appears regularly in the media and recently presented "Crime - are we tough enough?"; a major documentary series for BBC1.
Chris's legal practice and media activity takes him all over the world, from the entertainment and sports sector in Los Angeles, to the thriving new commercial markets of Africa and all over Europe.
Chris Daw QC is now proud to offer his unique legal expertise and insight, in association with the leading international lawyer, Steven Sengayen. Together, Chris and Steven offer a unique combination of international legal experience, strategic and tactical excellence and local knowledge of the growing Mauritian legal scene.
Chris is available for instructions as an overseas lawyer based in the UK, to advise alongside Steven on all matters within their joint fields of expertise, particularly on cross border disputes and transactions and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council matters.
Chris was called to the Bar in 1993 and took Silk on 2013. He practises from Lincoln House Chambers in Manchester and Millenium Chambers in London.
Adam Rasul is the Senior Partner to Holborn Adams Solicitors, a law firm based in the City of London, UK. Holborn Adams Solicitors is a Legal 500 leading law firm 2020 and recommended lawyer 2020.
Adam is a Solicitor- Advocate with extensive experience of criminal and sports law spanning over seventeen years including working with some of the largest international law firms in the world, such as DLA Piper.
Adam has vast experience of acting for clients on a national and international level and has been involved in some of the most difficult and complex criminal cases, with a particular emphasis on fraud and business crime. Adam has secured landmark results for clients, earning him a reputation of excellence amongst his legal peers and beyond.
In June 2020, Adam appeared in a Channel 4 documentary on a landmark case (See Dale Semper - Channel 4) that was viewed by millions worldwide and followed up by the BBC. In addition, he acts as a Personal Lawyer to a number of world-renowned sports stars, acting to preserve their interests in negotiations over contracts with promoters, agents and commercial sponsors. Adam is on first name terms and has worked for many years with the likes of Freddie Roach (Manny Pacquiaos’s coach), Tom Loeffler (GGG - Gennady Golovikn Promotor) and Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport.
In addition, he is regularly instructed by Olympic Gold Medalists and World Champions in various sports.
Adam is now proud to offer his unique legal expertise and insight, in association with the leading international lawyer, Steven Sengayen. Together, Adam and Steven offer a unique combination of international legal experience, strategic and tactical excellence and local knowledge of the growing Mauritian legal scene.
Adam is available for instructions as an overseas lawyer based in the UK, to advise alongside Steven on all matters within their joint fields of expertise, particularly on cross border disputes and transactions and International law matters.
They both regularly travel worldwide as they are frequently instructed by high-profile clients overseas to attend on their urgent and serious cases that require their specialist expertise.
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