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Jurisdiction: Mauritius

Venture Law Ltd*, a law firm registered in Mauritius, is our relationship law firm for Mauritius matters.

Mauritius has emerged as a financial hub for global investment, involving key jurisdictions (notably in Africa and Asia, as well as India), due to its noteworthy business and tax benefits. Combining the traditional benefits of an offshore financial centre with the distinct advantage of being a treaty-based jurisdiction, Mauritius features double taxation avoidance agreements with 42 countries (and more in development).

WHY MAURITIUS?

  • Well-regulated, business-friendly and versatile financial centre, noteworthy for investment holding, private equity, funds, banking, finance and private wealth management
  • Sound legal system upholding investor rights, with Privy Council as the ultimate court of appeal
  • Sophisticated infrastructure, financing and banking sectors
  • No exchange controls and free repatriation of capital
  • Beneficial tax regime, including no withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties, and no capital gains tax
  • Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements ("IPPAs") to minimise risk and safeguard cross-border investment
  • Cost-effective business platform
  • Cultural and commercial ties with Europe, India, China and Africa
  • Compliant with FATCA and other regulations
  • Member of major regional organisations providing preferential access to African and regional markets, including the African Union, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)

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CONYERS DILL & PEARMAN IN MAURITIUS*

Our Mauritius team, globally recognised as top-tiered, is well-respected by clients for being consistently excellent, forward-thinking and responsive. Within Conyers’ global network, the team also works closely with our international offices and across our jurisdictions to best support clients on complex cross-border transactions.

Each senior lawyer in Mauritius has considerable corporate law expertise, providing clients with quality coverage and trusted counsel on all matters. We are able to understand our clients’ needs and produce exemplary professional service. Offering a depth of expertise and experience that is unparalleled in the region, our ability to respond quickly and effectively has earned us a reputation for valuable advice on innovative corporate matters.

Further, our team has a broad-range of experience in numerous business sectors, such as energy, technology, insurance, mining, natural resources, construction and property development.

CORPORATE

We regularly advise clients such as FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, asset managers and onshore law firms regarding investments involving Mauritius companies (notably those focused on investment holding), mergers and acquisitions, private equity, stock exchange listings, formation and structuring of joint ventures and insurance matters.

BANKING & FINANCE

Conyers receives instruction from leading corporates, global as well as regional banks, and financial institutions (including IFIs such as International Finance Corporation, and DFIs). We advise borrowers and lenders on debt finance, aircraft financing, asset finance, acquisition finance, Islamic finance, property finance, structured finance and securitization, as well as corporate finance and securities.

INVESTMENT FUNDS

Our practitioners have expertise in funds, shareholding and related matters, such as limited partnerships. We act extensively for fund managers, financial institutions and other clients in the context of investment and fund-related activities.

CONYERS CLIENT SERVICES*

Conyers Client Services is licensed to undertake a broad range of company administration and trust services for clients including corporations, private clients and other entities.

Conyers Client Services was established by the international law firm of Conyers Dill & Pearman, and this close affiliation further enhances the quality of the trust and company administration services provided. Legal advice is readily available, as well as access to Conyers' global network of law offices.

*Conyers Dill & Pearman and Venture Law Ltd are not in partnership, and operate as separate firms. Neither firm assumes liability for the actions and the advice of the other firm.
Ashvan B. Luckraz
Partner

VENTURE LAW LTD | MAURITIUS   +230 404 9911


Sameer K. Tegally
Partner

VENTURE LAW LTD | MAURITIUS   +230 404 9908


Sonia Xavier
Partner

VENTURE LAW LTD | MAURITIUS   +230 404 9900


27 September 2017

Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd in connection with its issue of US$235 million 8.50% Senior Notes due 2020

11 April 2017

Conyers advises UAE based NBK Capital Partners in relation to an investment in the Egyptian education sector

22 August 2016

Conyers advises Investec Bank Limited on US$70 million credit facility

15 April 2016

Conyers’ Luckraz and Tegally successfully defend in the Suprême Court of Mauritius

19 January 2016

Conyers advises BOAD, Citibank and IFC in relation to energy infrastructure project in Senegal

15 December 2015

Conyers advises European DFI and IFC on their investment in African healthcare provider

8 June 2015

Conyers advises CITIC Construction and IFC on US$300 million aimed at affordable housing in Africa

7 June 2015

Conyers advises IFC on their investment in Agrivision Africa

28 April 2015

Conyers advises US private investment fund TPG

14 April 2015

Conyers advises IFC on its facility to a pharmacy chain in East Africa

9 March 2015

Conyers advises China’s largest PE fund on its investments in Madagascar and Mauritius

17 February 2015

Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd on issue of US$100 million 12.75% Senior Notes due 2017

30 January 2015

Conyers advises International Finance Corporation on investment structuring

21 October 2014

Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd on issue of US$115 million 12.75% Senior Notes due 2017

31 January 2014

Conyers advises CEPSA on C$2.3 billion takeover of Coastal Energy Company

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"They were commercially oriented, practical and responsive."
- Chambers Global

05:56 am Tuesday (GMT +0400)

Level 3, Tower I
Nexteracom Towers

Cybercity, Ebene
Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 9900
Fax: +230 404 9901
Email: office@venturelawltd.com

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