Mauritius has further consolidated its position as the logical hub for investment in Asia and Africa by introducing innovative vehicles, structuring and financing products. As well as an improved product offering, Mauritius combines a constantly increasing number of African tax treaties with cumulating memberships in a number of African preferential trade networks (e.g. COMESA and SADC) and a web of investment protection agreements.
Authors: Sivakumaren Mardemootoo (Bio)[Show full article]
1. What attributes does your country have that makes it a unique investment destination?
The entrance of international firms into Mauritius following the
introduction of the 2009 Law Practitioners Act has been an important
sign of the liberalisation of Mauritius legal market. Taking advantage
of their international network and comparatively sophisticated offshore
support, Appleby and Conyers Dill & Pearman have been successful in
picking up transactions in the country since their establishment and
have continued to be active, particularly in cross-border work....
CONTEXT AND TRENDS
In the past, many Mauritius firms have benefited from getting work from companies that are set up in the country with the sole objective of investing into India, taking advantage of the Double Taxation Treaty. Far from having actual operations in Mauritius, these are often holding companies, which lack actual substance and activities in the domestic market....