Jean Gael Basset read law at the University of Leicester where he obtained in 2002 his LLB (Hons) and in 2003, a Masters in Management Sciences (MSc) with an emphasis on Corporate Governance. After his studies, he moved to Nicosia, Cyprus where he worked as a Business Consultant, advising companies on organizational structures, designing business plans, marketing plans, analysing financial performance and planning organizational change. He also worked as internal law consultant in a software company.
Jean Gael Basset did his Bar Vocational Course at the Nottingham Law School, UK. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006 at Lincolnï¿½s Inn. He was sworn in as a barrister in Mauritius in February 2008.
Jean Gael Basset handles civil and criminal litigation and consultancy work. Recent transaction work handled by him include advising on Mauritian law aspects of a transaction relating to the laying of an undersea fibre optic cable in Southern Africa, advising on regulatory issues relating to anti money laundering, acting as counsel in litigations involving cross-border transactions and money laundering.