Muhammad Uteem is the founder and head of Uteem Chambers, a leading law firm of barristers in Mauritius. His practice concentrates on international commercial law, trusts, tax consultancy and litigation, and on all aspects of offshore business activities. He has a very diverse portfolio of international clients that range from sophisticated institutional investors, merchant banks and government-linked agencies to high-net-worth individuals who require international tax and estate planning solutions. He has also been involved in legislative drafting in Mauritius.

Prior to returning to Mauritius, he worked for a number of years as an associate of Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP), an American law firm, in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

Muhammad Uteem holds a master’s in international business law from King’s College, London. He won first prize for best overall performance at the bar exams of England, and he is a Chevening scholar. He is also an elected member of the National Assembly.