Malcolm Moller is the managing partner of the Mauritius and Seychelles offices of Appleby and is a member of the Corporate & Commercial department and both the Insurance and Structured Finance teams. He specialises in advising financial institutions on financial regulation, regulatory capital issues, financial institution mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and insurance-related transactions.
Moller advises on private equity funds, hedge funds, derivatives transactions and securities offerings, as well as a range of corporate and corporate finance transactions.
He has extensive experience representing corporations, financial institutions and other entities. His experience spans public and private M&A, credit, restructuring, bankruptcy, capital markets, fund formation and winding up and a variety of strategic and advisory corporate assignments.
Moller has worked on a number of transactions for financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund clients, including Corsair, Wellington Management Company, Brevan Howard, Monsoon Capital, Black River Group, LaCrosse Global Fund Services, Platinum Equity, Goldman Sachs, Avago Technologies, Calyon Financial SNC, Commscope, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, AIG Group, New York Life International, DAMAC Holdings, Kerzner International Group, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Bank of New York, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Fortress Investment Group, Swiss Re, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Axis Bank Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Macquarie Bank Ltd, National Australia Bank Ltd, Westpac Banking Corporation, Standard Bank Group, General Motors Corporation, Lehman Brothers Group, Intelsat Corporation, The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company, Nedbank Group, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Altirah Telecoms (the common investment vehicle of Altirah Capital and the Oppenheimer family’s private equity portfolio), Standard Chartered Bank Group, China Development Bank and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ.
His experience in credit transactions has included representing both banks and borrowers in multi-billion-dollar secured, unsecured and commercial paper facilities for companies. In addition, his experience has included advising on strategic, regulatory, corporate governance and director and officer liability issues for clients.
Prior to joining Appleby in January 2003, Moller worked for Hardings Solicitors in Sydney, Australia, and Heath International Holdings Insurance Ltd (HIH Insurance Ltd, formerly Winterthur International Insurance Ltd). He also worked at the London office of Clifford Chance, where he gained significant experience in corporate and insurance-related transactions.
He was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1998, solicitor and barrister of the High Court of Australia in 1999, a solicitor of England and Wales (non-practising) in January 2003 and solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in 2004. He was registered as a foreign lawyer in Mauritius in 2009 in accordance with the provisions of the Law Practitioners Regulations (2008). Moller also obtained a Master of Laws degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in 2000.
Chambers Global 2012 said clients described him as ‘a very pragmatic and commercial guy — a good young lawyer’. He is named as a Leading Lawyer in IFLR1000 2009 and Chambers Global 2009.
Moller is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Society of Australia.
As a regular contributor on Mauritius-related articles, Moller’s writings have featured in numerous publications, including The Lawyer, The American Lawyer International Investment and Investor Services Journal. He also provides commentary to publications, including LegalBusiness and The Lawyer. He regularly speaks at conferences and events, most recently at Private Equity Mauritius 2009.