Lawyers in Seychelles
At Appleby, we have a team of experienced lawyers in the Seychelles who provide a comprehensive range of legal services, particularly in relation to corporate and commercial work for international clients.
Our Seychelles lawyers, who are experts in their respective fields and have a deep understanding of Seychelles’ legal and regulatory framework, are dedicated to delivering tailored solutions that meet our clients’ specific needs.
Our Seychelles office is led by Malcolm Moller who is also Group Managing Partner at Appleby. A member of the Corporate practice and both the insurance and structured finance teams, he specialises in advising financial institutions on financial regulation, regulatory capital issues, M&A, and insurance-related transactions.
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Since opening our office in the jurisdiction in 2009, Appleby has firmly established itself as one of the leading law firms in Seychelles and stands apart as the only leading international law firm to have a physical presence in the jurisdiction.
With a focus on general corporate work for international clients looking to invest into emerging African, Indian and Asian markets, we have established a diverse client base, ranging from leading international banks and state-owned enterprises, to investment funds, listed companies and high-net-worth individuals.
Our Seychelles lawyers provide expert advice that is delivered in a timely and commercially minded way, and is always set in the context of understanding how to do business in Asia or Africa.
The Republic of Seychelles has a mixed legal system based on the English Common Law; Civil Law is governed under the Civil Code of Seychelles, deriving from the French Napoleonic Code and the Seychelles 1993 Constitution.
The Seychelles set up the first regulatory body for its offshore industry in 1995, with the Seychelles Financial Services Authority now the autonomous regulator responsible for the non-bank financial services in the Seychelles. The jurisdiction now has a well-established reputation as a financial centre, which provides further options for international clients, particularly those with an interest in business into and out of African and Asian markets. The Seychelles is on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) “white list” and is a member of the Indian Ocean Commission, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It is also part of the Organisation of African, Caribbean, Pacific States (OACPS) under the Contonou Agreement and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which presents the country preferential tariff treatment for exports to the European Union, Eastern and Southern Africa and USA.
Appleby launched its Seychelles office in 2009, becoming the first and, to date, the only international law firm to open in the jurisdiction. The office complements the firm’s offering in Mauritius where we have had a presence since 2007. Together, our two offices in the Indian Ocean offer unique access to emerging African, Indian an Asian markets and reinforces Appleby’s position as the first choice for clients in the offshore sector seeking to invest in such emerging markets.