Osiris International Group

Osiris provides inspired solutions for multi-jurisdictional entities

Osiris Corporate Solutions (OCS) is a Global Advisory, Corporate and Trustee Firm operating in, Mauritius, the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and China. Primarily OCS focuses on sophisticated and innovative solutions to the corporate and private sector.

The corporate sector primarily includes financial assistance and expertise in corporate finance including corporate relocation, cross-border investing, fundraising, and listing of trading companies and funds. The private sector primarily involves wealth management and advice for individuals and families across jurisdictions and over the generations. This will often involve assisting with the relocation of families and or their wealth.




Latest Posts

post January 8, 2018

Mauritius Double Taxation Treaty Update

Mauritius had had a busy period recently with a number of treaties being negotiated and or signed but not yet in place.  We highlight some of these countries here: Barbados Zambia Comores Cape Verde Ivory Coast St Kits and Nevis For more information regarding double taxation treaties, see here

post January 8, 2018

Investing into UK property by non-residents?

UK property has long been an investment of choice for non-UK residents looking for a stable and secure home for discretionary savings. This has historically also come with some significant tax advantages from the UK perspective. This status has been under attack for some time and many of the advantages…

post October 23, 2017

Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018: Mauritius in the Lead in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius occupies the leading position in the Sub-Saharan African region for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018; published by the World Economic Forum on 27th September 2017. Out of 137 countries, the country maintains its same ranking, at 45th, however with a slightly improved overall score.…

post October 16, 2017

Recovery Continues: New Developments In The BVI Financial Services Industry

We are pleased to report that substantial progress is being made in the restoration of the financial and legal services available on Tortola in the BVI. The backlog of past filings has been cleared. The BVI’s online incorporations system, VIRRGIN, is fully functioning. Regulatory submissions can now be completed electronically and on-island banking services…

post October 13, 2017

UK’s Partnership with Mauritius Government to Further Position Mauritius as Fintech Hub for Africa

The high-level delegation led by Mr. Dev Manraj, the Financial Secretary is currently on mission in the United Kingdom met with representatives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on 05 October 2017. Working sessions were held with Mr Tim Morris, Senior Trade Advisor for Africa at the Department of…

post October 13, 2017

Citizenship-by-Investment in Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus has implemented various incentives in order to enhance and attract further foreign direct investments into the country. One of the schemes is the citizenship-by-investment program which grants Cypriot citizenship to those that invest EUR 2,000,000 or more in residential real estate, an investment amount which has…

post September 22, 2017

Regulatory Sandbox Licence – More Opportunities For Business Investors In Mauritius

The Regulatory Sandbox Licence is an initiative proceeding from the Mauritius 2016/2017 National Budget.  The RSL regulation was broadcast under the Investment Promotion Act in October last year. The relevant guidelines were subsequently put in place. The RSL is a measure issued by the Board of Investment, after consultation with…

post September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Osiris Reports “Staff Are Safe And BVI Office Is Operational”

We can now report that all our colleagues and their families are all safe and well following the recent historic Category 5 Hurricane Irma, which hit the BVI less than 2 weeks ago. Irma was followed by Cat. 4 Jose, which past north of Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico. We…

post September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update: Full Restoration Of BVI Registry

As you are all aware the BVI has been severely impacted by Hurricane Irma as the hurricane traveled directly over the island. We would like to bring you up to date with the current state of affairs from an Osiris perspective. We have located most of our staff bar 3…

post July 27, 2017

Res Non-Dom Changes to Proceed

In our article dated 1st May 2017 ‘Hold on Changes to UK Taxation of Res Non-Doms’, we noted that the proposed changes to the UK taxation of non-domiciliaries, which were to take effect from 6 April 2017, had recently been put on hold due to a shortage of Parliamentary time…

post July 26, 2017

Relocation Services to Mauritius

Mauritius as a relocation destination offers the ideal package with its political stability, cultural diversity, low tax rates and sustained economic growth. Foreign nationals who wish to relocate to Mauritius may select from various options such as the Occupation Permit, the Residence Permit, Permanent Residence permit, Investor Permit and Retirement…

post June 27, 2017

Mauritius Means Business With Its New Budget

No longer just a tourist destination, this little island is flourishing. Through its 2017/18 Budget Speech, Mauritius has emphasised its commitment towards invigorating corporate growth, expanding social programmes, and stimulating the development of small businesses. With a projected growth rate of 4.1% expected during the next financial year, the Mauritian…

post June 27, 2017

South Africa Demise of 183-Day Exemption. Should I Emigrate And If So, Where?

For years, South Africa has offered an exemption from tax in respect of South African residents who worked outside of South Africa for at least 183 days a year, including at least of one stint of 60 days.  They would remain taxable in respect of any income earned in the…

post June 9, 2017

Mauritius Commits to Sign the Multilateral Convention

Mauritius, as a fully collaborative and responsible International Financial Centre (IFC) of substance, has always supported the implementation of best practices as set by leading globally recognised institutions. To this end, in June 2015, Mauritius signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, jointly developed by the…

post June 1, 2017

Mauritius Business Facilitation Program

Ease of doing business is recognized the world over as a desirable attribute in trying to attract business into a jurisdiction. Over 10 years ago, the Business Facilitation Act 2006 (BFA) was introduced to improve the Mauritian business environment.  Several measures were introduced such as the cut down on paperwork…

post May 30, 2017

UK Property: Have They Killed the Golden Goose?

After investment in the UK property market sank to its lowest level in four years during the quarter after the Brexit vote, with the first quarter of 2017 well behind us, investment into UK real estate is not looking as gloomy as one would have anticipated and investment by non-UK…

post May 30, 2017

Mauritius Property Purchase Of Property By Non-Citizens

With its attractive tax system and physical location, Mauritius has attracted its fair share of people attracted to relocate there for both the fiscal and physical attributes. In order to attract HNW’s to make it their home, Mauritius has offered several property investments, which lead to a right to live…

post May 9, 2017

The OECD Common Reporting Standard

The Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) was born out of an OECD-led initiative currently supported by over 100 countries (“Participating Countries”).  CRS requires jurisdictions to obtain information from their financial institutions and automatically exchange that information with other jurisdictions on an annual basis.  The purpose of CRS is to counter tax…

post May 3, 2017

Italian Investment Visa To Complement The Resident Non-Domiciled Scheme

As we have detailed in earlier blogs, Italy has recently announced the introduction of an attractive resident-non-domiciled type scheme aimed at attracting high net worth individuals. Allied to this there has also been an introduction of a new Visa scheme aimed at allowing wealthy individuals to obtain residence in Italy.…

post May 1, 2017

Mauritius GBC1 Company To Own A Private Jet And Register It In The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is one of the premier aircraft registration regimes in the world, often competing only with the Isle of Man in that regard.  What is often not recognised is that registration is not restricted to Cayman Islands Entities.  We deal with it in more detail here but a Mauritius…

post May 1, 2017

Hold on Changes to UK Taxation of Res Non-Doms

The UK has a well-established Resident Non Domiciled (“Res Non Dom”) scheme, which allows those residents of the UK who are domiciled outside of the UK to elect to be taxed only on UK source income (remittance basis of taxation). Our article of September 2011, found here, sets out the then…

post November 16, 2016

How Does The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Impact On Mauritian Entities And Individual Investors?

Since the development and globalisation of financial markets, cross-border capital movements have been on the increase and same has rendered it rather easy for individuals and also entities to hold investments outside their own jurisdiction. By holding investments in several different jurisdictions, some may be doing so with the intention…

post September 8, 2017

Update: Osiris Staff And Offices Safe After Hurricane Irma. Category 3 Storm, Jose Still En-route

Hurricane Irma has moved past the Tortola, BVI, however it continues to tear a deadly path through the Caribbean, causing widespread destruction and reducing buildings to rubble, on a track that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. We are very relieved to have made contact with some of…