Ruwaydah Jaunbaccus Portrait


Attorney at Law

Ruwaydah Jaunbacus


Ruwaydah is an Attorney at Law who joined Uteem Chambers in February 2015. Ruwaydah is regularly called upon to assist clients from various jurisdictions in prominent corporate and commercial litigation before the Mauritian Courts. This includes major shareholders’ disputes, disputes between directors, derivative actions, application to set aside statutory demand, bankruptcy proceedings, insolvency proceedings, administration proceedings and restoration of companies.

Ruwaydah is also regularly called upon to assist clients from various jurisdictions in high profile civil cases before the Mauritian Courts. This includes cases relating to laws of trust, tax cases, exequatur proceedings, road accident cases, medical negligence cases, recovery procedures (including saisie), industrial disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, writ habere facias possessionem applications, judicial review applications, application for water rights and election petitions.

Ruwaydah also regularly assists clients in family disputes, including divorce proceedings, custody proceedings, alimony proceedings, proceedings for right of visit and droit d’hebergement, applications to take child outside the jurisdiction of Mauritius, adoptions and change of matrimonial regime.

Ruwaydah has also acquired considerable experience in various types of appeal cases before the Supreme Court and the Court of Civil of Appeal in Mauritius. She has also been involved in applications seeking leave to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Ruwaydah has also assisted clients before various tribunals in Mauritius such as the Assessment Review Committee, Public Bodies Appeal Tribunal, Industrial Property Tribunal and the Environment and Land Use Appeal Tribunal.

Ruwaydah has also assisted clients from various jurisdictions in relation to industrial property law in Mauritius, including filing applications for registration and renewal of trademarks and representing clients before the Mauritian Court in relation to disputes concerning industrial property.

Ruwaydah obtained her Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) with an upper second class in July 2012 from the University of Mauritius. She topped the Attorneys’ Vocational Examinations for Vocational Legal Education in 2013 and completed her one-year pupillage with Me. André Robert, Senior Attorney at Law. Ruwaydah was then admitted to practice as Attorney at Law in February 2015.

Ruwaydah was also a part-time lecturer for various modules at the University of Mauritius for law enrolled students. Ruwaydah is also a Council Member of the Mauritius Law Society for the period 2020-2022.


• Civil, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Industrial Property Law

Languages spoken

Fluent written and spoken English, French and Creole

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