Company registration in Mauritius
Both foreign companies and individuals can register and set up a company in Mauritius. Registering your company in Mauritius requires the services of a company formation services provider to ease the process on incorporation.
Mauritius ranks 1st in Africa (and 13th globally) on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business, and registering a company in Mauritius is quick when going through a service provider and cost-efficient compared to other jurisdictions. However, the timeline and requirements needed to register a company depends on the type of company being registered. However, in most cases, an applicant usually needs to provide the following data to be able to register a company in Mauritius:
- Company name if there is;
- Nature of business;
- Relevant Due Diligence documents;
- Date or suggested date of commencement for a company;
- Registered office address of business; and
- Telephone number and email address.
Unlock new opportunities and grow your business by effecting your company registration in Mauritius
An offshore company can be registered in Mauritius. As a matter of fact, there are currently more than 20,000 offshore companies and funds in Mauritius. Advantages to set up and register companies in Mauritius include:
- Confidentiality for ultimate beneficial owner(s);
- Simple and easy to open an offshore bank account; and
- Affordable set-up costs to register your company and office spaces.
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The Companies Act 2001 and the Business Registration Act 2002 govern companies in Mauritius. Both acts are in line with the international best practice for modern domestic and international investors to invest more efficiently in Mauritius.
According to the Companies Act 2001, there is no obligation for a company to have a constitution. In this case, the Act will serve as the governing document. Therefore, all companies should abide by this Act, whether it is a Global Business Company or a Domestic Company. A Global Business Company needs to have a local bank account. Incorporation of companies having a Global Business Licence are accepted after the Financial Services Commission gives its green light. The Financial Services Commission is a regulated institution in charge for the regulation, administration and inspection of all financial services in Mauritius.
Intellectual Property is a shield to ideas and data that is of commercial significance. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) prevent other individuals from copying or making counterfeits and may keep a third party having the same idea from taking advantage of that idea. It is recommended, for any company that is registered and does business in Mauritius, to apply for a Trademark (for its name) and/or Patent (for the products it develops).
IPR in the country are secured by the Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Marks Act of 2002 and the Copyrights Act 2014.
How we can help you with your business registration in Mauritius
Sunibel Corporate Services helps you grow your business and takes care of your company registration in an efficient manner. As an experienced international provider of corporate, trust, fund and fiduciary services, and having Swiss origins, we help you and advise you in making full use of the Mauritius jurisdiction. Our services include:
- Setting up and administration of companies and structures;
- Fund services;
- Wealth Structuring – Trust;
- Wealth Structuring – Foundation;
- Finance, Accounting and Cross-Border Taxation;
- Invoicing and Back Office;
- Assistance with permits and relocation; and
- Assistance in listing on the Stock Exchange.