Imteaz regularly collaborates with SC Legal. Imteaz’s diverse experience in litigation, advisory and transactional work is coupled with his hands-on employment experience gained working for a bank and a management company. He thus combines the skills of both independent and in-house practice. He draws on his experience to deliver practical solutions whilst keeping the end result very much in mind.
Imteaz read law in London and Toulouse was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in July 2000. He was in private practice at the chambers of Sir Hamid Moollan, QC.
Throughout his practice Imteaz has appeared regularly as counsel before the Courts, Commissions and other specialised Tribunals. His practice encompassed both the criminal and civil fields, with a strong prevalence on civil and commercial litigation at all levels.
Besides litigation, Imteaz has also been instructed as junior counsel in domestic and international arbitration.
In March 2012, he left private practice to take up employment as Senior Vice President, Head of Legal & Compliance of Century Banking Corporation, the only Islamic bank in Mauritius. As Head of Legal, Imteaz had overall responsibility for all legal affairs of the bank, including the drafting and review of agreements, interaction with the Central Bank and reporting to the Board.
In November 2013, he moved to the Global Business sector as Head of Legal of a management company acting as administrator to a number of private equity funds with outbound investments into real estate in India. Throughout his time in Global Business, Imteaz has worked on due diligence exercises, drafted and reviewed a number of fund constitutional documents, loan facility agreements, security agreements, shareholders and share purchase agreements, amongst others. He has interacted extensively with law firms and legal advisers in the US, UK and India on a significant number of issues relating to investor relationship, fund administration and reporting.
Imteaz has since July 2017, resumed practice at the bar focusing on transactional, advisory and tax assignments. He has assisted a large UK based entity on restructuring its investments and is putting in place the share purchase and subscription agreements. He is regularly instructed by one of the most significant conglomerates in oil and gas in Mauritius on its tax disputes and acts as legal adviser to a large bookmaking business in Mauritius.