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Multi-jurisdictional law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has appointed Craig Fulton as head of its Mauritius office.

Fulton (pictured) will focus on generating business in the burgeoning markets of India and Southern Africa as the firm continues its business development push into these regions.

Fulton has relocated from Conyers' Bermuda office, having worked for several years prior to that in the firm's Cayman Islands office, where he specialised in hedge funds and private equity investments. Prior to joining Conyers, he was head of legal affairs (Western Hemisphere) for Fortis Bank and Fortis Prime Fund Solutions in the Cayman Islands.

John Collis, chairman of Conyers, says: 'Craig's intelligence, energy and enthusiasm will add tremendous value to our Mauritius practice. His broad corporate and funds experience will strengthen our capabilities in Mauritius, which focuses particularly on investment funds, private equity funds, joint ventures, and banking and finance transactions. Mauritius is an important market to us, and Craig's appointment reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality legal advice in locations convenient to our clients.'

Fulton says: 'I look forward to developing Conyers' Mauritius practice with our expert team of Mauritius lawyers. Conyers' work in the region has already led to a significant number of instructions and client demand is growing. With its focus on complex investment funds work, our Mauritius office promises exciting prospects.'

Fulton's appointment as head of office follows Conyers' formal launch of its Mauritius practice in June, a result of recent amendments to Mauritius law which allow foreign law firms to be established there. In July, Conyers also bolstered its Mauritian expertise in London with the addition of Devalingum Gopalla, who specialises in investment funds.

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