Lawyers in Mauritius
Our Mauritius lawyers have a deep understanding of local Mauritius laws and regulations as well as extensive experience working with international clients on complex cross-border transactions.
Our lawyers in Mauritius are well-versed in a range of practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. They are also experts in the fields of investment funds, private equity, capital markets and structured finance.
Considered among the best lawyers in Mauritius, our teams are dedicated to providing clients with innovative and practical solutions to their legal challenges. Indeed, our Mauritius lawyers’ deep knowledge of the local market coupled with the wider Group’s global perspective allows them to offer strategic advice and representation to clients across a wide range of industries and sectors.
Mauritius Law Firm
Appleby’s Mauritius office opened in 2007 and has since become one of the leading law firms in Mauritius, consistently ranking as a Tier 1 firm in the Europe, Middle East & Africa edition of The Legal 500 legal directory. The most recent edition saw our Mauritius offering described as “one of the best practices in the country compared to other law firms in terms of market position, excellent service and competencies”.
As one of the leading Mauritius law firms, Appleby lawyers have an extensive understanding of the legal landscape and business culture in Mauritius, and are well-equipped to advise clients on complex cross-border and regulatory matters. Similarly, the Group’s reputation for providing high-quality legal advice has made it a trusted adviser to many local and international clients seeking to invest in or do business in Mauritius, wider Africa, India or Asia.
Our lawyers in Mauritius are fluent in English and French.
The Republic of Mauritius is experiencing dramatic growth. This offshore location provides options for international clients, particularly those with an interest in business into and out of African and Asian markets.
Mauritius is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and has the effective commercial and legal infrastructure required to support the development of a global business network. It is also party to a number of double taxation agreements and is listed on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘white list’.
The importance of Mauritius as a gateway for investment into Africa has been highlighted in many global reports, with Mauritius often being identified as Africa’s ‘most business-friendly country’ (the World Bank).
Since independence from Britain in 1968, Mauritius has diversified its economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourism sectors. For most of the period, annual growth has been in the order of 5% to 6%. With a population of 1.25m and a highly educated workforce, the government is successfully encouraging the introduction of external financial institutions to stimulate investment and diversify the economy.