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Mauritius: Types of Company

Limited Partnership

The limited partnership in Mauritius is governed by the Code de Commerce and is known as the Societe en Commandite Simple. Partners may be individuals or companies. A limited partnership consists of one or more general partners with unlimited liability, and one or more limited partners, who are liable only to the extent of their capital contributions. Under the Code de Commerce Amendment Act 1985, limited partnerships can acquire offshore status.

The Finance Act 1996 further improved the situation of offshore partnerships, allowing them the benefit of Mauritius' double tax treaties.



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