Entry and expansion services for Africa, Middle East and Asia (AMEA)
Whether you are looking to set up or expand your operations in AMEA, we have developed a suite of services to help your business navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment and make the most of this region's potential.
Our presence in the International Financial Centres of Mauritius, Dubai and Singapore ideally places us to help companies and fund structures to grow their business in emerging markets - especially Africa where we have additional representative offices in South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire.
Through all stages of your growth, you can be sure that our expert team will be there to support you. From start up to maturity, we will focus on enhancing your enterprise and investor value - leaving you to focus on your core activities and being successful.
The first in a series of Ocorian Forum presentations will be held in Mauritius on the 24th of January 2019 examining the impact and added value of the island's financial services sector with respect to business and investment in Africa.
In another move to augment Dubai as a financial centre of choice, it has revealed plans to triple the size of the existing Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) free zone and allocate a record budget for expenditures.
'Companies to Inspire Africa' is a pioneering report, compiled by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). It showcases a selection of Africa’s leading private companies, with the most inspiring stories and strongest growth potential.
We spoke to Deepesh Patel, a writer at Trade Finance Global, a leading global firm specialising in trade and receivables finance, about some of 2018's key events impacting future trade on the African continent.
Ocorian is now regulated by the DFSA (Category 4 licence) to provide a full range of fund administration and accounting support services for domestic funds in UAE.
Kenny Curpen, Director of Private Client at Ocorian Mauritius debriefs on his presentation focussing on wealth preservation and transmission at the SEIP Conference in Côte d’Ivoire last month.
In a bid to engineer a more attractive investment environment, the UAE Cabinet has approved a long-term visa system for a range of disciplines including investors and entrepreneurs and has provided the criteria that need to be met for in order to qualify.
African Agri Investment Indaba is the global meeting place for agricultural investment in Africa, bringing together key stakeholders to share views and insights on what is most likely to shape the trends in food and agribusiness on the continent.
Ocorian's regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia will figure amongst the speakers lined up at the World AI Show scheduled on 28th and 29th November in Mauritius.
At Ocorian's Mauritius office this week, company secretarial matters received exceptional attention with key happenings coinciding with the visit of Simon Osborne and Theresa Minnie, respectively, CEO and Head of Outreach of ICSA: The Governance Institute.
After nearly 15 years as CEO of Ocorian (formerly Bedell Trust), Nick Cawley will stand down from his position on 31 December 2018. He will be succeeded by Stuart Layzell, who is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
In October 2017, Mauritius, together with 52 worldwide jurisdictions, underwent a peer review assessment from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Forum on Harmful Tax Practices.
In a further expansion of its Middle East offering, Ocorian is now licensed in the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM) to deliver a full suite of corporate services, management consultancy, accounting and tax consultancy services.
It is now increasingly easier and affordable to own real estate within the Emirate of Dubai...
The Decree Law no.19 of 2018 (or FDI Law) will change the business landscape within the UAE, catalysing Foreign Direct Ownership (FDI) within the country.
STEP Arabia seeks to address key issues that are faced by private investors of the United Arab Emirates when conducting personal investments and educate investors on the significance of careful estate and trust planning.
Following the release of World Bank's Doing Business Report 2019, both Mauritius and the UAE have risen to 20th and 11th respectively in the 'Ease of doing business' global rankings.
As a renewed 'scramble for Africa' sees foreign investment pouring into the continent from governments and businesses across the world, Mauritius' role as an International Finance Centre is becoming integral for entities wishing to invest in the continent.
As a result of it being a federal requirement to have at least 51% of the shares of a company held by a UAE national, free zones were established in order to attract foreign businesses to the region wishing to have full control of their business.
Kenny Curpen, Client Director heading the Ocorian Private Client practice for Africa, Middle East and Asia, will be addressing participants on the theme: Wealth preservation and transmission.
In an effort to decrease their dependence on developed countries, numerous African nations are employing a strategy of 'Import Substitution Industrialisation' (ISI) to increase their self-sufficiency in the manufacturing industry and stimulate domestic prod...
As trade tensions and security issues continue to stunt corporate growth within the developed world, increasing amounts of foreign investors are looking towards the UAE as a destination in which to conduct business.
The conference is a key annual gathering for domestic and international trade, export and project finance professionals with an active interest in Africa.
Ocorian's John Félicité will attend EMPEA's 'Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets' and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)'s 'Venture Capital in Africa' summits from 23-24th October in London.
As the UK government and business leaders continue to face uncertainty over Brexit and pursue a 'Global Britain' vision, Africa is finding increased favour as a destination for UK investment.
Following its acquisition of African and Middle East business services provider ABAX in April 2018, Ocorian launches a new package of services tailored specifically for those wishing to invest and operate into or out of the burgeoning AMEA region.
Mr De Klerk referred to Africa as the 'awakening giant', expressing the need for sound, capable governance on the continent.
The event will focus on 'The future of tax: What is next?', exploring how the international business landscape has been shaped by the tax changes...
The events will look at Luxembourg solutions for raising capital in Europe and wider markets.
The theme for this year's event is 'Innovative Partnering' and around 30 delegates, from 12 African countries will be present.