the rapid developments taking place in the financial sector, the
Companies Division was called upon to shoulder additional functions
above its existing duties of incorporating and regulating companies with
the enactment of the MOBA Act in 1992 and with the registration of
Partnerships. This Division became responsible for the incorporation of
offshore companies. In addition, the Division was also required to
keep complete records of each of those companies.
2001, a new Companies Act was enacted repealing the previous Act which
had been in force since 1984. The 2001 Act also repealed the MOBA act
as well as the international Companies Act 1994.
purpose of this change was to provide a single regulatory framework for
all companies in Mauritius whether Domestic Companies, Category 1
Global Business Licence (formerly Offshore Company) or Category 2 Global
Business Licence (formerly International Companies).
all companies are incorporated at this Division which also keeps a
complete service of records for each of these companies.
2006, the Business Registration Act came into force and as from 1
October 2006, all persons doing businesses in Mauritius & Rodrigues
are registered at the Companies Division.
In April 2008, a unit of the Companies Division was created in Rodrigues to facilitate incorporation of Companies in Rodrigues.
In 2009, the Insolvency Act came into force on 1st June 2009.
In 2011, the Limited Partnership Act came into force on 15th December 2011.