• Best Law Firm in 2010 for Arbitration Advisory, Banking & Finance, Construction Law, Corporate, Employment/Labour Law and Insurance and Re-Insurance.
  • IFLR 1000: "A very prestigious chamber of barristers focussing on litigation, arbitration and high level banking and finance"
  • IFLR 1000: "Best suited to bespoke and flexible advice on innovative and complex matters"
  • Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Arbitration, Public Procurement Law and White Collar Crime.
  • M&A Awards 2013: Financial Law Firm of the Year



Dr Jamsheed Al Ameen Peeroo



Tel: +230 208 5499 / +230 208 1656
Mobile: +230 5713 3444 / +44 7448 525 675
Email: jp@peeroochambers.com


Legal 500 (2017): "knowledgeable", "recommended"

Corporate LiveWire - Offshore Excellence Awards (2016):
Energy Law Attorney of the Year - Mauritius


Legal 500 (2016): "The 'first-rate' Jamsheed Peeroo is acting for Hewlett-Packard in a transactional dispute."

The ‘first-rate’ Jamsheed Peeroo is acting for Hewlett-Packard in a transactional dispute. - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/c/mauritius#sthash.LIvPI2py.dpuf

Chambers and Partners Global (2015): "recognised for his international arbitration expertise".

Chambers and Partners Global (2014): "focusses predominantly on arbitration matters", "praised as a 'very competent [...] commercial lawyer'"

Bar admissions


Jamsheed is dual-qualified. He has been a member of the Bar of England and Wales since 2002 and a member of the Mauritian Bar since 2006.

Education


He holds an LLM in International Business Law from the University of London and a DEA in Private International Law and International Commerce as well as a PhD in International Arbitration Law from the Sorbonne Law School (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Background


Jamsheed was trained at the leading commercial, banking and finance set, 3 Verulam Buildings, in London and in the International Arbitration Group of the magic-circle international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Paris.


He has taught law at the Sorbonne Law School and has worked as a Junior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is a member of the ICC Task Force on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and regularly teaches arbitration law and company law in the Mauritian Law Practitioners’ Vocational Course.
  
As a barrister at Peeroo Chambers, Jamsheed has worked on numerous high-profile matters, often relating to or within the African continent, in various sectors and areas including infrastructure financing and building, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, technology products, E-commerce, energy and petroleum derivatives.


He heads our International Arbitration section and is familiar with most leading international arbitration rules. He regularly acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations and is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the MARC (MCCI).


Jamsheed is fully bilingual (English and French) and splits his time between London and Mauritius.


His practice covers both contentious and advisory or transactional matters. His past and ongoing work highlights include:


Arbitration


  • Counsel in one of the first international arbitrations under the LCIA-MIAC Rules

  • Sole Arbitrator in a dispute relating to the acquisition of a hotel

  • Counsel for TUI France in successful applications for interim measures and for the enforcement of an ICC Award

  • Counsel for an international fund resisting enforcement of an ICC award

  • Counsel in an ad hoc arbitration relating to the faulty construction of a warehouse

  • Counsel for Hewlett-Packard in an appeal on the validity of a Swiss arbitration clause relating to the setting-up of a Data Recovery Centre in Ebene Cybercity

  • Advisor on an envisaged investor-state arbitration under the India-Mauritius BIT

  • Counsel in an ad hoc arbitration for a public utility provider in relation to a dispute with its union on salary and pensions

  • Counsel in application for interim measures in support of arbitration against the main contractor in a hospital construction dispute

  • Acting on an application to an arbitration tribunal for the revision of its award rendered in Hong Kong


  • Advising a service provider on setting up secure and appropriate video-conferencing facilities for arbitration

  • Acting on an arbitration seated in London in relation to the international sale of gas

  • Part of the team advising UNCITRAL on the revision of its 1976 Arbitration Rules which ultimately led to the adoption of the 2010 revised Rules

  • Advising a service provider on setting up secure and appropriate video-conferencing facilities for arbitration


  • Acting on several international commercial and investment arbitrations in the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris


Commercial


  • Counsel for a fund with investments in numerous African countries in a corporate governance dispute relating to their South-African subsidiary

  • Counsel in a statutory demand against a government-controlled bank for payment under a bank guarantee

  • Advising a leading international group in the global energy sector in setting up a corporate structure for the African market

  • Counsel in a corporate dispute relating to the dilution of the shareholding of a key partner in a company holding power-plant construction contracts in Madagascar

  • Counsel for a major insurance company resisting payment under a performance bond

  • Advising Soletanche-Bachy in a major international bid to extend the Port Louis harbour

  • Counsel for a consortium of car importers in challenging regulations imposed on vehicles made in Japan

  • Advising on the contractual and financial aspects of a number of deals worth a total of around USD 250M involving the international sale of petroleum derivatives and coal

  • Advising on the construction of several villas in a world heritage UNESCO site

  • Acting on an international dispute relating to a ship-building contract