Tania Li

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T: (+230) 211 9300

M: (+230) 5250 2348

E: [email protected]

Tania’s main areas of practice focus on company law, commercial law, debt capital markets, and financial services. She regularly undertakes work relating to banking and finance transactions. She was a member of Benoit Chambers for 6 years and Eversheds Sutherland (Mauritius) for 2 years before joining 5 Fifteen Barristers in 2021

ADMISSIONS

Barrister, England & Wales (2011)

Barrister, Mauritius (2013)

 

EDUCATION

King's College London - LLM in International Financial Law

Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) - Licence en Droit

University of Kent - LLB in English and French Law

 

RECENT HIGHLIGHT CASES

 

Corporate and commercial law

Tania is involved in the negotiation and preparation of a wide range of commercial contracts, as well as shareholders' agreements. She has particular experience in acquisitions and restructurings.

Highlight deals include:

2020 – Advised Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd in relation to its subscription of shares in a holding company having African subsidiaries operating in the agro-farm business.

2020 - Advised an investor in the acquisition of a substantial stake, through its Mauritian holding company, in a Malagasy société operating in the ecotourism industry.

2020 - Assisted with the redomiciliation of an investment holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to Mauritius.

2019 - Advised the shareholder of a target company involved in the construction industry on the acquisition of shares from the outgoing shareholders and the required amendments to the constitutive documents of the target.

2019 - Advised a consortium of key players on the Mauritian market in connection with the drafting of the constitutive documents of an operator in the transport industry.

2019 - Advised a real estate company in connection with the review of the hotel management agreement with a renowned French brand in relation to its aparthotel.

2019 - Advised Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd in relation to its exit from an energy company prior to the latter’s entry into an Asian carbon emissions market.

2016-2017 - Advised Proparco and Investisseurs & Partenaires in the subscription of a minority stake in a network of African international schools.

2016 - Advised China National Nuclear Corporation on the acquisition, through a Mauritius holding company, of a minority stake in the Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia.

2015-2016 - Advised International Finance Corporation, as non-citizen, on its divestment from Socota Phoenicia, and successfully applying for the approval of the Prime Minister’s Office.

2015-2016 - Assisted with the Mauritian restructuring of the General Electric group of companies.

2015-2016 - Advised Total Outre Mer S.A. on the 100% acquisition of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation, having subsidiaries in the petroleum business in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

2014 - Advised European Investment Bank, as non-citizen, on its divestment from Club Mediterranean Albion Resorts, and successfully applying for the approval of the Prime Minister’s Office.

 

Debt Capital Markets

Tania has valuable experience in advising issuers in respect of bonds listed on the Official Market or the Development & Enterprise Market, or private placement of notes.

Highlight deals include:

2017 - Advised IBL Ltd as issuer and AfrAsia Bank Limited as arranger on the successful inaugural issue of secured medium term notes of MUR 3 billion and the listing of such notes on the Official Market.

2015 - Advised ABC Motors as issuer on the setting of a note programme for an aggregate amount of MUR 300 million. The first tranche of notes of up to MUR 150 million was issued by private placement to institutional investors and was subsequently listed on the Development and Enterprise Market.

 

Financial services

Assisting management companies and clients with their applications to the Financial Services Commission for global business licences, approval as authorised companies, and other categories of licences.

 

Banking and finance

2020-2021 - Advised Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd and Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries concerning the security documents entered into by a Mauritian obligor, in connection with the refinancing of existing facilities availed to its affiliate operating in the clean energy sector in Africa.

2020-2021 - Advised an asset manager in the refinancing of existing facilities granted to a Mauritian borrower providing mobile technology solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2016-2018 - Advised Kuoni Travel on its accession as guarantor to existing financial arrangements of USD 3 billion with Citibank, JP Morgan Europe Limited and other lenders, and the subsequent refinancings.