Javed Niamut is a barrister at BLC Robert and is mainly involved in corporate, tax and employment law matters.
Since joining the firm in March 2012, he has acted for various international clients on corporate restructurings, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He has recently acted for one of the most established independent private equity firms in Asia in connection with the acquisition of a leading provider of company formations, trust, corporate and fund administration services. He has also advised a subsidiary of the World’s largest paper company by volume in corporate law matters.
He is well versed in domestic and international aspects of taxation. He regularly advises in the development of tax optimisation structures and the application of tax treaties and investment promotion and protection agreements. As part of his assignments, he has advised a multinational conglomerate in developing a tax optimisation structure for its Africa operations.
Javed has also been involved in a number of employment law related matters. He regularly advises on employment contracts, staff policy handbooks, labour relations, employee transfer, immigration and work permits, issues of recruitment and termination and the implementation and structuring of employee share ownership schemes and options plans. He has recently advised one of the top ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world on the restructuring of its workforce in Mauritius.
Javed read law at Oxford Brookes University and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2011 at the Honourable society of the Middle Temple. He is also a member of the Bar Association in Mauritius since January 2013.