Why incorporate with Sovereign?


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As a leading international financial centre, Mauritius maintains an environment of transparency, stability and predictability providing the right platform to investors for doing business. Quality of service and the availability of highly qualified professionals are key components of this platform. Sovereign Mauritius (Trust) Company holds a full MC licence from the FSC and offers the necessary expertise in registering, setting up and managing companies In Mauritius and elsewhere.
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Once a company has been incorporated, Sovereign will then provide on-going domiciliary services of the highest quality to maintain your company’s good standing in accordance with local requirements. This includes the provision of registered office facilities and (if required) nominee shareholder services, together with annual filings.
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Sovereign offers the necessary expertise in administering and managing companies, including company law, board procedures, director responsibilities and shareholder relations, and financial and corporate compliance requirements. We also provide directors for many of the companies that we incorporate in order to ensure that their affairs can be properly managed and controlled from their place of incorporation. This service is often combined with our other company management and/or our domiciliary services.
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We further provide the administrative support to maximise opportunities and achieve long-term sustainability, from full back-office solutions to assistance with tax and regulatory compliance. This includes accountancy, human resources, pensions, insurance, trademark and intellectual property protection, obtaining local licences and permits, executive relocation and specialist tax advice.
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First and foremost Sovereign needs to understand your business requirements, strategies and goals. We will never recommend any structure that would not be effective if scrutinised by regulators and tax authorities, either in foreign markets or in your home jurisdiction. Sovereign provides progressive solutions that will work on both a practical and a legal basis to secure your commercial objectives.

Conducting Business in Mauritius


Mauritius offers a business environment that is highly conducive to investment and business growth. Setting up a company and starting a business activity in Mauritius is a simple and straightforward process. Important factors in deciding to use a particular type of corporate structure are the tax and regulatory treatment that will be applied both in Mauritius and any foreign country. It is therefore essential that appropriate legal and tax advice is sought in all relevant jurisdictions to determine the type of corporate vehicle that will be best suited to your circumstances.

There are several options available to overseas companies seeking to create a presence in Mauritius. Selecting the best option will depend upon a number of factors, including:

  • The expected nature and scale of the business activities
  • The levels of risk anticipated in the start-up stages
  • The intended duration of the business activities
  • Accounting and taxation considerations
  • Mauritius statutory compliance and reporting obligations
  • Commercial considerations
The Companies Act 2001 applies to all companies whether domestic or those with a global business licence. The Companies Act has been regularly amended to keep pace with changes in respect of Mauritius companies and international practice and standards. Other types of business entity include partnerships, sole proprietorships, foundations and foreign branches. Companies can be formed as a public company, a private company, a small private company or a one-person company. Every company is a public company unless it is stated in its application for incorporation or its constitution that it is a private company. Private companies cannot have more than 25 shareholders. Companies can further be licensed as a Domestic Company or as a Global Business Company (GBC).

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