Mauritius has developed a remarkable legal system for international arbitration. In 2008, the country adopted the Mauritian International Arbitration Act, 2008 (the Act), a state-of-the-art arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, with refinements to make the Mauritian legal system for international arbitration as supportive and attractive as possible. The Act entrusts the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with the power to appoint arbitrators and to take other measures relating to the arbitral proceedings as provided in Parts III and V of the Act. It also provides that a special group of Designated International Arbitration Judges of the Supreme Court will hear all matters under the Act. For a copy of the Act, click here.
As a venue for hearings and meetings, the tropical paradise of Mauritius makes for an exquisite destination. The country, located at the crossroads of Africa and Asia, is endowed with world-famous beaches, volcanic mountains, world class hotels, historic buildings and estates, and a bilingual legal community well-versed in both common and civil law traditions. Additionally, Mauritius is well-connected to the global community, with numerous direct flights from Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.