Iqbal Rajahbalee is a senior counsel and is BLC Robert & Associates' managing partner. He has over 25 years of practice at the Mauritius Bar, advising on a number of cross-border finance transactions, including asset financing and investment funds. He is the founder of the offshore industry in Mauritius and served as the first Executive Director of the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority. He was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius, the regulatory body of the non-banking finance industry. He has acted as Mauritian counsel in setting up a number of global investment funds and advised a number of multinationals. In addition, Iqbal served for more than ten years at the Attorney General‘s Office, Ministry of Justice, rising to the position of Assistant Solicitor General. He is often called upon by the government to advise on financial law matters and has drafted numerous pieces of legislation in Mauritius including the Securities Act, the Financial Services Development Act and the Insurance Act. Iqbal has led several government delegations on a wide range of issues – from international territorial disputes to taxation – and has sat on a number of government-appointed committees.