Foreign citizens and investors who come to Mauritius must deal with various legal actions depending on the operations they need to complete. No matter if they need assistance in relocating here or opening a company, our lawyers in Mauritius are at their disposal with various legal services.
Below, we invite you to find out how our lawyers in Mauritius can guide you through the legal system of the insular state. We are at your service with complete company formation packages in Mauritius.
Services provided by our lawyers in Mauritius
When coming to Mauritius, it is good to check the legal requirements one must meet in depending on his or her purpose. For this, the advice of a lawyer who can provide information on immigration procedures is helpful. Our lawyers in Mauritius can offer such services alongside others, among which the following listed below:
- full company formation services in Mauritius which imply document preparation and filing with the local authorities;
- legal assistance in setting up trusts, investment funds and other legal vehicles;
- real estate purchase assistance which will be tailored to the needs of the clients;
- legal assistance in contractual matters – due diligence and agreement drafting services;
- legal assistance in disputes outside the court or with the Mauritius courts of justice;
- tax legislation advice in order to understand how to benefit from the advantages this country offers.
If you need any other services, you can rely on our lawyers who can help you with the business registration procedure in Mauritius and other connected matters.
Immigrate to Mauritius with the help of our lawyers
Those who find Mauritius very appealing can move here by applying for a residence permit. The formalities to complete are not many, however, the assistance of a lawyer can speed up the procedure quite a lot.
Our lawyers in Mauritius can help foreign citizens in preparing the immigration documents, reviewing the application dossier and verification of the application status with the local authorities, so the client is always up-to-date with the latest changes in his or her immigration status.
Open a company in Mauritius with us
Most foreign investors who come to Mauritius are attracted by the thriving business environment, which is why our lawyers are at their service with complete company formation packages. These imply:
- advice on choosing the legal structure;
- document preparation, notarization and filing with the Trade Register;
- tax registration;
- bank account opening;
- business licensing.
We can help you open offshore companies and offshore bank accounts in Mauritius, some of the most sought services here. Apart from these, our lawyers can offer assistance in the creation of various estate planning legal vehicles, such as trusts.
Buy a property in Mauritius with the help of our lawyers
Real estate purchases are very appealing in Mauritius because of the attractive prices compared to European jurisdictions. Our lawyers in Mauritius are at your service if you want to buy various types of properties – from apartments to houses or even commercial buildings.
We can verify the selected property through a thorough real estate due diligence process, which also implies the preparation of the documents and sale-purchase agreement in order to finalize the transaction. Furthermore, we can assist with the registration of the property with the Land Register.
We remind you that if you are interested in buying a commercial property with the purpose of company registration in Mauritius, our lawyers can help you.
Guidance in obtaining special licenses in Mauritius
In the case of offshore companies operating in certain fields, specific licenses are required. One of these licenses is the registered agent license which is issued by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). In order to fully understand the requirements imposed by this authority, our local lawyers can explain the types of permits one can obtain and the procedure to complete in each situation.
Our specialists in Mauritius will help applicants submit the necessary documents in order to obtain such licenses, in order for them to avoid traveling here before these are issued. Also, other businesses permits required for conducting operations in non-financial sectors can be obtained by our consultants on behalf of foreign business owners.
When seeking to apply for a business permit, including a Forex license, for onshore or offshore companies in Mauritius, the help of our lawyers can prove essential in matters of procedures and time spent in gathering and filing all the documents with the relevant authorities.
Registered agent services in Mauritius
The opening of an offshore company in Mauritius can imply the appointment of a registered agent, case in which our lawyers are at the service of foreign investors and companies seeking to operate here. A registered agent can:
- draft the incorporation papers for the selected business form,
- file the papers with the Trade Registrar,
- register the company for taxation and VAT,
- assist in obtaining the necessary operating licenses.
Our company formation agents in Mauritius are also at the service of those who need to fully understand the legal implications of doing business in this jurisdiction.
If you have any questions about our services, you can send them via email and our lawyers will answer them in the shortest time.
Tax advice and planning solutions in Mauritius
One of the most appealing reasons to do business in Mauritius is the taxation system, especially when creating an offshore company.
In order to benefit from all the advantages of this entity it is necessary to understand the tax legislation here and our lawyers in Mauritius can help investors and business owners who want to expand their operations here how they can benefit from this country’s taxation system.
Considering that taxation is one of the most important aspects of setting up a business in Mauritius, our lawyers will make sure investors from other countries understand how this system works here and they will offer tailored tax advice and solutions for these to always comply with the laws here. Customized tax optimization solutions for the Mauritius-based company are also a part of our legal services.
Assistance in opening a bank account in Mauritius
No matter if you want to open a personal or corporate bank account, our Mauritius lawyers are at your disposal, and with a power of attorney it can be set up in a very short period.
We can help foreign individuals set up accounts with the desired financial institutions they consider appropriate, or they can rely on the advice of our lawyers. In order to open a personal bank account, there is little paperwork involved, therefore it will be created in just a few days.
When it comes to corporate bank accounts, the documents to prepare depend on the chosen Mauritius bank. There is also the possibility of opening company accounts with branches of foreign banks operating in the insular state, as this is one of the best solutions for those seeking to expand their operations here. There are several overseas banks that offer their services in Mauritius and business owners from these countries can link their operations here with those in their home states through bank accounts set up with the same bank.
We can also assist with the creation of offshore bank accounts which are quite requested in Mauritius.
Other services provided by our lawyers in Mauritius
Mauritius nationals and foreign citizens and companies can rely on our lawyers for various legal services, including guidance in setting up trusts as asset protection tools or even prepare their testaments in order to ensure effective distribution of their estate.
Also, those who want to create investment funds in Mauritius can rely on our specialists who will help them choose a legal vehicle under which these can operate and will also help them register them and obtain the necessary authorizations.
Our lawyers in Mauritius are at the service of both natural persons and companies who need assistance in various legal matters. With a personalized approach, our consultants will ensure effective delivery of the services sought.
Legal representation in the courts in Mauritius
There are cases in which disputes cannot be avoided, however, foreign citizens and investors involved in such proceedings need not worry as our lawyers in Mauritius are at your service with legal advice in order to avoid court proceedings which are usually long and tiresome. However, if the case ends in court, our lawyers can represent you.
Why choose our legal services in Mauritius?
The Mauritius legal system is quite comprehensive and having the assistance of experienced lawyers is very important. You can rely on us for various matters which range from simple to complex ones so that you don’t have to find it hard to move through the legal system of this country.
If you are attracted by the idea of coming to Mauritius, the official website of the Government offers the following data on the country:
- Mauritius is an island with a population of 1,3 million inhabitants;
- in 2018, the country’s economy increased by 3.8%;
- according to the World Bank, Mauritius ranked first and 20th among African states, respectively in the world in the 2019 Ease of Doing Business Index;
- Mauritius has an Exclusive Economic Zone which expands over 2,3 million sqm.
For more information on the services provided by our lawyers in Mauritius, please contact us.