Date Of Call : January 2017 (Mauritius); 2015 (England & Wales)
Qualifications : BSc Finance (Minor: Law) (University of Mauritius); LLM (University of Wolverhampton, UK); BPTC (Northumbria University, UK); ACCA (Part qualified)
Nileema joined 5 St James Court upon being called to the Bar in January 2017.
Nileema is developing a mixed practice in line with Chambers’ profile. During pupillage, she assisted members of Chambers on a range of advisory work and litigation work across Chambers’ areas of expertise, namely on civil law, employment and industrial relations matters, arbitration, commercial contractual disputes, anti-money laundering and financial crime.
Since joining 5 St James Court, Nileema is regularly called upon to undertake legal research for senior members of the Bar in cases as well as draft case papers. So far, she has been involved as junior Counsel, led by Ravindra Chetty SC, in an Application for Judicial Review; in a case before the Supreme Court regarding aspects of company law; and an appeal case on civil procedural requirements.
Nileema also accepts instructions as sole counsel for district court and intermediate court matters.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prior to joining the bar, Nileema worked for an offshore management company where she was responsible for a portfolio of corporate and private clients. Her work involved the setting-up and administration of trusts and investment-holding companies across various jurisdictions. She is experienced in drafting trust instruments, corporate and other legal documents such as resolutions (shareholder/director), share transfers, loan agreements, indemnities, power of attorney, proxies, etc.
Nileema is a member of Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA) and has actively participated in the general organisation of the 23rd ICCA Congress held in Mauritius in May 2016. She is also a member of the Panel of Tribunal Secretaries of MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center.