Enforcing arbitral awards in Mauritius

Vishwanath Petkar  is a candidate of the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. program of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) from the University of Central Lancashire and graduated summa cum laude from Université Paris Panthéon-Assas with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. (Hons)).

Below, Vishwanath provides us with an overview of key information relating to the enforcement of awards in his home-jurisdiction – Mauritius.


Mauritius is a rising dispute resolution hub aiming to become the preeminent location for hosting Africa and Asia connected disputes owing to its sophisticated, hybrid legal system rooted in French civil law and British common law practices. The country hosts an office of the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), as well as two modern international arbitration institutions: the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC) and the Mediation and Arbitration Center (MARC), which benefit from modern rules and administrators comprised of high-level arbitration practitioners from around the world. 

Additionally, Mauritius is the sole “safe seat” for international arbitrations in the African continent under the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places, which commends its modern pro-arbitration regime inspired by the UNCITRAL Model Law and the Mauritian Courts’ policy of minimal intervention as key features of the jurisdiction.   

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