As one of the leading and fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius is an attractive and safe location for the investor community, both local and foreign. The island boasts a multi-cultural society, with a population having its roots in the African, Asian and European continents, and speaking English, French and Creole, as well as Hindi or Cantonese.
From a mono-crop economy based on sugar production, Mauritius has realized a remarkable economic transformation into a diversified economy resting on export-oriented manufacturing, tourism, financial and business services and the ICT sector. Mauritius is now embarked on an ambitious program to make the country become a financial and business hub for high value-added technology and other intellectually advanced industries.
Mauritius has, over the years, emerged as a competitive destination for foreign investment. Strategically situated in the Indian Ocean between Africa, Asia and Australia, the island offers a successful business base for both regional and international trade.
Foreign investors, from major capitals of the world, can use Mauritius as a platform since the country has preferential access to markets worth several hundreds of millions of consumers, through its membership in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African-Pacific-Caribbean (ACP), amongst others. By opening up to the world, Mauritius attracts major international players in various industry sectors.
Investments in Mauritius are mainly in the following fields:
Mauritius is one investment decision with many markets to conquer.
With a strong commercial focus, Juristconsult acts as a central resource for local and international clients. The commercial, banking and financial laws in Mauritius require specialist expertise in view of its hybrid system combining English and French laws. Our team of Mauritian lawyers offers advice to investors and claims expertise in investment laws. We maintain close contact with different Ministries, Public Authorities and the Board of Investment to help our clients in a proactive manner.