Company Incorporation in Mauritius

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Company Incorporation in Mauritius

Company incorporation in Mauritius can be an attractive option due to its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and various incentives offered to investors. Here’s an introduction to the process of formation and incorporation of compnay in Mauritius:

 

Types of Company Structures

  1. Private Company Limited by Shares (Ltd):

    • Minimum of one director and one shareholder (can be the same person).
    • Limited liability, meaning shareholders are not personally liable for the company’s debts.
    • Shares are not freely transferable.
  2. Public Company Limited by Shares (Plc):

    • Required for businesses seeking public funding through stock exchange listing.
    • Minimum of two directors and two shareholders.
    • Shares are freely transferable to the public.
  3. Global Business Company (GBC):

    • Ideal for international business activities, including trading, investment holding, and financial services.
    • Can be structured as GBC1 (offshore) or GBC2 (tax-exempt).
    • GBC1 must have a minimum of two directors resident in Mauritius.
    • GBC2 is not allowed to conduct business with residents of Mauritius and has restrictions on certain activities.
  4. Branch of a Foreign Company:

    • Allows a foreign company to establish a presence in Mauritius without incorporating a separate legal entity.
    • Must appoint a local representative or agent.
    • Required to register with the Registrar of Companies.
  5. Limited Life Company (LLC):

    • Designed for specific purposes or projects with a predetermined lifespan.
    • Limited duration, usually specified in the company’s constitution.
  6. Sole Proprietorship:

    • Simplest form of business structure owned and operated by one individual.
    • Not a separate legal entity, and the owner is personally liable for business debts.
  7. Partnership:

    • Formed by two or more individuals or entities (partners) who agree to share profits and losses.
    • Partners are personally liable for partnership debts.
  8. Trusts:

    • Used for estate planning, asset protection, and wealth management.
    • Managed by trustees for the benefit of beneficiaries according to the trust deed.
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