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Afralaw Chambers
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
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Anne-Sophie Jullienne
Country of Birth
Fluent in French, English
Conversational Spanish
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Counsel
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Agency
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Taxation
  • Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Fellow, CIArb, 2017
French DEUG, Licence, and Master in Business Law, 1996-2000
Conversion Course in English Law, 2000
English Vocational Bar, 2001
French Bar Aptitude Test, Ecole de Formation Professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris, 2005
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Arbitration and Mediation Centre
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Afralaw Chambers
March 2021 - Present
International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

PwC Legal (Mauritius) Ltd, Mauritius
Jan 2019 - present
Founder and Managing Partner

Afralaw Chambers, Mauritius
Sept 2011 - Jan 2019
International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

BLC Chambers, Mauritius
Aug 2010 – Aug 2011
Head of Dispute Resolution Department - International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, London
Apr 2008 – Mar 2010
Associate - International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, London
Oct 2003 – Feb 2008
Associate - International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

Keating Chambers, London
Oct 2002 - Sept 2003
International Arbitration, Adjudication and Commercial Litigation in the field of Construction Law
Anne-Sophie is an arbitrator and Commercial Barrister practising at the Mauritius and the English Bar and a non-practising Barrister at the Paris Bar. She has spent half of her professional career working in London in international law firms and has been practising in Mauritius since 2010. Her practise comprises a mix of advisory, litigation (including tax and insolvency litigation) and arbitration work. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has acted as Counsel in many international arbitrations (PCA, LCIA, ICC, ICSDIC, FOFSA, MARC and ad hoc).
Legal Background
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
England & Wales (practising): 2002
Paris, France (non-practising): 2005
Mauritius (practising): 2010
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Employment
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Tender Processes
Other Agreement (Please specify)
Shareholders agreements, constitutions, construction contracts, service agreements, consultancy agreements, finder's fee agreement, funding agreement, subscription agreement
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Co-author of the ICCA ‘International Arbitration Country Report’ for Mauritius together with Salim Moollan Q.C., Kluwer Arbitration, 2018-2024

‘Mauritius Ad Hoc Arbitration Clause – Sample and Notes’, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, 2011- 2024

Author of ‘Insolvency and arbitration under Mauritius law: an unfriendly relationship in search of certainty’ in Cahier de l’Arbitrage (Special Africa Ed), edited by C. Nairac and L. Kiffer, 2023

Co-author of the Mauritius Chapter of 'Arbitration in Africa: A Practitioner's Guide', L. Bosman, Kluwer Law International, 2021

Author of 'Does a right to a physical hearing exist in international Arbitration', Mauritius Report', ICCA National Reports 2021

Author of the International Arbitration Country Chapter on Mauritius in ‘The Middle Eastern and African Global Arbitration Review’ (GAR), May 2016

Author of an Article on the judgment invalidating the Mauritius/Kenya DTA in the legal challenge brought by the Tax Justice Network in Kenya, Business Magazine, 2019

‘Disconnecting International Arbitration from Domestic Arbitration: The Cost Recovery Example’, Mauritius Business Law Review 2013, Vol 5

‘Out of Court’ (The Without Prejudice Rule and Negligent Misrepresentation) published in The New Law Journal, 2007 Vol 157

Contributed to the publication of a chapter on environmental regulations in ‘A Guide for Project Managers’, Engineering Law, Butterworths Tolley 2003

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