Mauritius at a Glance
Mauritius has positioned itself as an international financial centre since 1992. The unique characteristics of Mauritius are first and foremost its political stability. Mauritius thrives in a democratic system of governance since its independence in 1968 and regular free and fair elections are held generally every five years.
The island has a hybrid legal system where the Civil Code is the governing legislation for all civil matters and common law for all commercial and corporate matters. It has a dynamic legal profession which strives to stay abreast of international trends. The highest Court of Appeal in Mauritius remains the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The banking sector is regulated by the Bank of Mauritius and is serviced by a mix of local and international banks providing a world-class service.
Mauritius offers a range of incentives to international investors through its wide network of ‘Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements’ (DTAAs) and ‘Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements’ (IPPAs). The island boasts a pool of multilingual & highly skilled professionals, and holds a good telecommunications infrastructure including ADSL, ISDN and broadband with international leased lines and a wide internet access.