Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 800 km off the East Coast of Madagascar. The island, which is of volcanic origin, covers an area of 1,800 sq. km.
The British ruled Mauritius for 158 years until 12th March 1968, when it became an independent country within the Commonwealth.
Mauritius is one of the few countries with a hybrid legal system based on English and French law.
Mauritius has developed from a low income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors.
The island has become a renowned offshore centre with a large number of banks and financial companies.
|Company type||Global Business Company 2 (GBC2)|
|Governing corporate legislation||The Mauritius Financial Service Commission is the governing authority and companies are regulated under the Companies Act 2001|
|Information published relating to company officers||Names of company officers are filed with the Registrar but are not open to public inspection|
|Confidentiality||Mauritius offers a high level of anonymity and privacy|
|Accounting requirement||No accounting / reporting requirements|
|Taxation||No taxes of any sort|
|Legislation||Modern offshore legislation|
|Time to form||Mauritius has a fast and efficient Registry : 48h formation time|
|Stability||Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation|
|Communication||Efficient communication means|
|Time zone||Convenient world time zone : GMT+4|
|Paid up capital requirement||No paid up capital requirement|
|Basis of legal System||Under Civil Law|
|Minimum shareholders / directors||Minimum of 1 Director / Shareholder|
|Bearer shares||Bearer Shares not permitted|