Head Of Chambers
Law Practitioner | Notary & Counsellor
Mr Ashvin Krishna Dwarka is a sworn Law Practitioner and Counsellor, licensed to practise as Notary in Mauritius.
After 5 years as an associate with the real estate and finance departments in the Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a UK “magic circle” law firm, he set up his own legal practice, and now totals 17 years’ professional experience.
In the onshore sector, Mr Dwarka essentially advises on corporate and on structured finance and real property transactions.
As part of his international practice, Mr Dwarka specialises in trusts, tax and estate planning, asset protection and private international law. He also advises a number of management companies, GBC entities and regulated investment funds.
He is the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (Mauritius), the local representative of the LSE Global Real Estate Group, and holds membership of the Association of Trust and Management Companies (ATMC).
He has served twice as member-elect of the Mauritius Chamber of Notaries, which is the monitoring and disciplinary body of the notarial profession.
He regularly writes legal articles, which have been published in law reviews in France (Gazette du Palais), Mauritius (The Bar Chronicle, The Mauritius Law Review) and India (International Taxation, Taxmann, Global Taxation).
Mr Dwarka is a regular speaker at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ Indian Ocean Conferences and the International Fiscal Association Mauritius Conferences; he was the Rapporteur National at the 23rd pan-African Notaries Conference 2011 (Mauritius), at the 24th pan-African Notaries Conference 2012 (Cameroon), and at the Lausanne seminar on international succession and inheritance in March 2013; he represented the country at the 27th International Conference of Notaries in Lima, Peru, in October 2013 where he presented a report on regulation of the real estate market; he was also a speaker at the 1st International Colloquium on Trusts and Fiducias in September 2016, where he addressed the issue of cross-border enforcement of trusts.
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LLB (Hons) and an LLM (Tax) from the London School of Economics.
Postgraduate Masters degree (D.E.S.S.) in Civil and Notarial Law from the University of Paris (Sorbonne).
Registered as a Notary in Mauritius.