New data protection regulations
Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree advises leading international banks and multinational companies on all aspects of finance and projects work involving Mauritian vehicles. This includes advising on the structuring of the transaction, drafting of and negotiating facility agreements as well as advising on and drafting the different types of securities (pledges, fixed and floating charges, guarantees) which the lenders can avail themselves to secure their loan.
Shalinee also advises clients on ISDA transactions, having reviewed ISDA documentation and also issued legal opinions on the enforceability of ISDA documents under Mauritian Law.
Shalinee also does IP work as well as advises clients on data privacy. She has assisted hotels, insurance companies, management companies, banks as well as large conglomerates in Mauritius in carrying out data privacy compliance exercises, reviewing their contracts from a data privacy perspective and drafting policies. She regularly delivers tailor made trainings in the area of data protection to her clients and is a regular speaker at conferences in the area of data protection, the latest one being the Africa Data Protection Conference which was held in Mauritius in November 2018.
Experience has included advising:
- Two Thai banks on the refinancing of an existing outstanding loan of approximately USD24 million of a Mauritius company
- A Singaporean corporation on the steps to be followed for a change in security agent in relation to a syndicated facilities agreement
- Norfund, IFC and other investors with respect to investment in Fanisi Capital Fund LLC, a Mauritian fund
- Warburg Pincus in the context of a restructuring of the Warburg Pincus companies in Mauritius
- Credit Suisse and Citibank following the addition of a subsidiary to a Mauritian group structure, which subsidiary had to enter into four security agreements for a loan amounting to around USD490 million
- Libya Africa Investment Portfolio which is a subsidiary of the Libyan Investment Authority, on various corporate matters
- Central Bank of Cyprus in a litigation case where the client is a third party among 17 other third parties
- IBL, the biggest conglomerate in Mauritius on data protection matters, including training of its Data Protection Officers
- Harel Mallac, a large conglomerate on various corporate matters, including training its upper management on data privacy matters
- Omnicane, one of the largest conglomerates in Mauritius in carrying out a data privacy compliance exercise of its 30 subsidiaries including a hotel
- Called to the Mauritian Bar (2009)
- Accredited Trainer by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (2016)
- University of Kent, UK, Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Commercial Law (2006)
- University of Mauritius, LL.B. (2003)
- Ranked as Rising Star in the IFLR 1000 (Financial and Corporate) Guide 2017
- Ranked as Leading Lawyer: Rising Star in the IFLR 1000 (Financial and Corporate Guide (2018-2019)
- January 2009 –August 2009, Barrister-at-Law, Mauritian law firm
- Mauritius Bar Association
The COVID-19 (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) Act amends some 56 legislations which the COVID-19 pandemic context rendered necessary to mitigate its negative impact on the Mauritian economy and on the lives of Mauritians in general.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and its development into a global pandemic, governments, public and private organisations throughout the world are taking exceptional measures to contain and mitigate its spread.
Mauritius regulates data protection under the Data Protection Act 2017 (DPA 2017 or Act), proclaimed through Proclamation No. 3 of 2018, effective January 15, 2018.
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