Mauritius Island is located in the Southwest of the Indian Ocean, between Reunion Island to the West, and Rodrigues Island to the East. Mauritius comprises a land area of 1,865 sqkm, and is composed of approximately 1,26million people.
With a GDP of $9,631 billion in 2016, Mauritius has a mixed developing economy based on manufactured exports, agriculture, tourism, and financial services.
Mauritius mainly imports machinery and transport equipment, petroleum and foodstuffs, outweigh exports of clothing and textiles, sugar, and fish and fish products.
Its important trading partners are the United Kingdom, France, the United States, South Africa, and China. In 2016, France was Mauritius’ 3rd-largest trading partner, its 2nd-largest customer and its 3rd-largest supplier.
With more than 170 subsidiaries and joint ventures, French companies employ more than 13,000 people in Mauritius, mainly in services activities (ICT, distributive trades, and hotels).
In 2016, France was the 1st foreign investor, and the leading provider of tourists in Mauritius (420,000 French tourists out of 1.3 million visitors).
France and Mauritius also cooperate in the academic and scientific fields, with inter-university programs, school networks, etc.
In this context, Simon Associés entered into a strategic alliance agreement with PLCJ Ltd.
PLCJ Ltd is an international law firm providing its experience in the European and Indian Ocean legal systems. It has built a network of local, regional and international partners, allowing the firm to intervene in cross-borders transactions and to offer a wide range of services to its clients in different areas such as: Business Law (Commercial Law, Contract law, Corporate Law), Law of Information Technology, Intellectual Property Law, Company Law - Onshore, Offshore, Freeport.