Yahia Nazroo is Counsel within the Dispute Resolution department in Mauritius, having joined Appleby in December 2016. His expertise focuses on civil, commercial and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in, family media, employment and intellectual property law matters. He has acted for both employers and employees in disciplinary matters and has chaired disciplinary boards.
Yahia is also a specialist in all matters pertaining to the laws of gaming and betting and is the legal adviser of one of the leading betting companies in Mauritius. He recently successfully represented an Italian jockey in the first case of ‘cheating’ tried in Mauritius under the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act.
He was a member of the Independent Advisory Committee of the West Yorkshire Police Authority in the United Kingdom. He acted as one of the Legal advisers to the Ministry of Women’s Right, Child Development & Family Welfare and has been the legal adviser to the Board of Racing Stewards of the Mauritius Turf Club.
Yahia acts as tutor for advocacy training of barristers at the Institute of Judicial and Legal Studies. He is also an editor of the New Bar Chronicle, The Journal of the Legal Profession in Mauritius. Yahia acts as pro bono legal adviser for the Disability Legal Services, which provides free legal services to persons with disabilities.
He regularly participates in Law Conferences amongst which, The Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics Workshop, the Cybercrime capacity building in Mauritius, the International Media Law Conference and more recently the International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2016.
He has served five years on the Bar Council and has been the Secretary of the Council for four years with his last mandate ending in January 2017.
Yahia is fluent in French and English.