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Attorney

Hiren is a well-known solicitor in the Republic of Mauritius, having practised at a high level for thirty years. During his career, Hiren has appeared before all the courts and tribunals of Mauritius in relation to all matters of law.

He is well versed in all aspects of law and works regularly in alliance with several leading management companies in connection to corporate and commercial law both in the local context and in the global-business context. As legal adviser to a leading banking institution, the Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd, Hiren has worked on many cases before the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of Mauritius.

Alongside Krish Auchoybur, Hiren acted for the bank in Apavou Group of Hotels (In Receivership) v The Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd (2014), the largest insolvency case in the history of Mauritius, with a value of over MUR4bn (about US$127m), in which a challenge to the bank’s appointment of a receiver-manager under a charge instrument was successfully resisted. Hiren also acts as legal adviser to several companies and parastatal bodies, including the Mauritius Housing Company Ltd, the Central Electricity Board, the Central Water Authority, the District Council of Riviere du Rempart, Mauritius Telecom, and the State Insurance Company of Mauritius. Internationally, Hiren has been involved as instructing solicitor and in other capacities before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in several notable cases, such as―

  • Vithaldas v The Queen (1986),
  • Heeramun v The Queen (1988),
  • Kunnath v The State (1992),
  • Raphael Fishing Co Ltd v State of Mauritius (2006),
  • Jugnauth v Ringadoo (2007),
  • Director General, Mauritius Revenue Authority v Central Water Authority (2012), and
  • Meeah v Essouf Amanoullah (1993).

Hiren was previously the Chairman of the SBI (Mauritius) Ltd (a joint venture between State Bank of Mauritius and State Bank of India). Hiren also acted as the Chairman of the Horse Racing Board and until December 2015 was the Chairman of the Gambling Regulatory Authority.