In the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is far 550 km from Madagascar coast. This volcanic area extends for 800 square km and is geographically considered part of Africa. The island has been governed by Great Britain for 158 years- since the 12th of March 1968- then became an independent Commonwealth State.
This country presents a hybrid legal system, based both on English and French systems. From an economic perspective, it’s considered a low-income economy based mainly on agriculture, even if industrial, touristic and financial sectors are in growth.
Nowadays, Mauritius is recognized as a real tax haven, particularly suitable for offshore company constitution, to the point that many banks and financial companies have opted for opening a branch over there.