Pinki Mahata is a transaction lawyer at BLC Robert. She is actively involved in Financial Services, Investment Funds, Capital Market, Corporate Law, Competition Law and AML/CFT & Compliance Risk Advisory related matters.
Pinki Mahata is an Associate and has assisted leading commercial banks in Mauritius with clients onboarding policy, and assisted on restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. Her expertise also allows her to provide trusted advice to asset managers, and institutional investors and assist in the setting-up of collective investment schemes and private equity funds.
Pinky bagged a National Merit Scholarship to study her LL.B at Gujarat University (India) and holds an LL.M (Corporate law and governance) from NALSAR University of Law (India). She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering (CAMS) Specialist.
- Enrolled as Advocate with the Bar Council of Gujarat, India
- Member, Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland
- Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
2019: Certification on Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
2010: LL.M. (Corporate law and governance), NALSAR University of Law, India
2007: LL.B., Gujarat University, India
Awards and Scholarship
2005 – 2007: National Merit Scholarship (Gujarat University, India).
Sept 2020 – Date: Associate, BLC Robert
Jan 2019 – Aug 2020: Senior Legal Executive, BLC Robert
Sept 2015 – Dec 2018: Legal Executive, BLC Robert
Mar 2014 – Sept 2015: Consultant, BLC Robert
Sept 2011 – Dec 2013: Expert Law, Competition Commission of India
May 2010 – Aug 2011: Advocate Associate, Law Office of Senior Counsel (Gujarat High Court, India)
Aug 2007 – Jul 2008: Programme Officer, Centre for Social Justice (Ahmedabad, India)
- Financial Crimes in Africa – What Investors Should Know”, Made in Africa – King &Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (July 2014)
- “Ten Things to Know About Competition Law in Mauritius”, IFLR (May 2017)
- “Features Of Investor Protections As A Matter Of Mauritius Company Laws”, IFLR (May 2018)
- “Highlights of Recent Amendments to the AML/CFT Laws in Mauritius”, IFLR, March 2019
- “Mauritius FSC Implements Licensing Framework for Digital Asset Custodian Services”, IFLR, March 2019
- Led on the set up of a closed-end fund with LP – GP structure, including negotiating with investors (including DFI) and HNWI for fundraising.
- Acting for a private equity fund with fund size of USD 500 million investing in private sectors business domiciled in Africa in connection with setting it up.
- Advising leading asset managers in connection with provision of financial services in Mauritius.
- Advising a major South African Bank in connection with the restructuring at the Mauritius level.
- Advising a pan-African fintech company in connection with its restructuring.
- Acting for a client in connection with the restructuring and setting up of a Mauritius domiciled real estate fund investing in real estate development in African countries with target size of USD 450 million.
- Acting for a reputed Sub-Saharan investment structure in connection with restructuring, including advising and documentation.
- Advising a Mauritius based fund in connection with setting up of a target size of USD 300 million and fund closings.
- Advising various collective investment schemes and private equity funds in connection with the setting up and advising on their legal documentation in that relation to make, monitor the performance of and realize investments.
- Conducting due diligences in connection with various target companies and assisting on the restructurings and acquisitions.
- Providing legal assistance in the drafting of the client on boarding policy for leading commercial banks in Mauritius.
- Providing legal advice to clients in relation to financial services, compliance and competition law related matters.
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