International Growth

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.

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Rising numbers in the DIFC funds regime
2019 | 11 Mar 2019

Manager of Alternative Investments - UAE, Kathryn Miller, adds colour to recent statistics revealing the increased popularity of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as a destination for fund establishment.

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Ocorian to attend SME World Summit in Dubai, 14th March
2019 | 11 Mar 2019

The event will bring together entrepreneurs and small business owners to exchange ideas, discuss trends and develop networks to innovate and grow.

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Ocorian to attend Global Financial Forum, Dubai, 11th March
2019 | 07 Mar 2019

Managing Director of our UAE office, Nina Auchoybur is attending the Global Financial Forum on Monday 11th March in Dubai and is available for meetings.

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8 ways good corporate governance creates company value
2019 | 04 Mar 2019

Regional Head of our AMEA Business Development, Nousrath Bhugeloo, examines the key benefits of good corporate governance.

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Ocorian's UAE corporate services team wins 'Top Performing Consultant' in DMCC Consultant Awards
2019 | 26 Feb 2019

We are delighted to announce that our UAE corporate services team has been awarded the 2018 'Top Performing Consultant' accolade at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) awards.

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Ocorian AMEA to co-host International Investment Forum in South Africa
2019 | 25 Feb 2019

Ocorian AMEA is party to an International Investment Forum taking place in South Africa at the end of February 2019.

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Ocorian CEO Stuart Layzell talks to Business Magazine Mauritius
2019 | 18 Feb 2019

Business Magazine Mauritius caught up with Ocorian CEO, Stuart Layzell to discuss our operations on the African continent.

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Ocorian CEO for AMEA region, Richard Arlove, talks to Kenya Business Today
2019 | 12 Feb 2019

CEO for the AMEA region, Richard Arlove spoke to Kenyan TV's leading source of management insight, media and business news, Kenya Business Today.

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Ocorian Forum to take place in Nairobi with focus on growing the value of cross-border business
2019 | 08 Feb 2019

The second in a series of Africa-wide Ocorian Forums will bring together business leaders from across the Kenyan financial and investment community.

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First Ocorian Forum explores vital role of Mauritius in enabling Africa's prosperity
2019 | 06 Feb 2019

The first in a series of Ocorian Forums revealed the strength of Mauritius' role as a major partner to the UK and EU in facilitating economic growth in Africa.

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Ocorian to attend Investing in African Mining Indaba, 4-7th February, Cape Town
2019 | 01 Feb 2019

The event champions Africa's sustainable economic development, bringing together investors, mining executives and junior miners from across the globe.

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New UAE domestic fund agreement shows promise for global investors
2019 | 24 Jan 2019

It will soon be possible to license and promote a domestic fund that is regulated under one jurisdiction, across the UAE. Kathryn Miller explores the benefits...

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Ocorian Forum focusses on the added value of the Mauritius IFC for crossborder business and investment in Africa
2019 | 21 Jan 2019

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.

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Going places: Dubai announces largest ever fiscal budget and triples the size of its financial centre
2019 | 15 Jan 2019

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.

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Ocorian to attend 'Companies to Inspire Africa' launch, 16th January, 2019
2018 | 14 Jan 2019

'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.

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What does African trade finance look like in 2019?
2019 | 08 Jan 2019

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.

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Ocorian launches Dubai-based fund administration service
2018 | 10 Dec 2018

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.

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Wealth preservation and transmission in Côte d’Ivoire
2018 | 29 Nov 2018

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.

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Long-term visa system approved in UAE
2018 | 28 Nov 2018

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.

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South Africa based Business Development Director Alan Witherden to sit on panel discussion at African Agri Investment Indaba, 27-28th November, Cape Town
2018 | 27 Nov 2018

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.

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Ocorian regional CEO Richard Arlove to deliver talk, 'Mauritius: crafting the right environment for AI in Africa' at World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Show, Mauritius
2018 | 26 Nov 2018

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.

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ICSA Visits: Ocorian Mauritius promotes company secretarial initiatives
2018 | 22 Nov 2018

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.

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Change of Leadership at Ocorian
2018 | 21 Nov 2018

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.

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OECD Peer Review results on preferential regimes: Mauritius tax regimes not harmful
2018 | 19 Nov 2018

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.

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Ocorian licence extends Middle East service to give clients access to ADGM financial free zone
2018 | 15 Nov 2018

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.

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Why is now the time to invest in Dubai real estate?
2018 | 14 Nov 2018

It is now increasingly easier and affordable to own real estate within the Emirate of Dubai...

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Update: More details released for long-awaited UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law
2018 | 08 Nov 2018

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.

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Ocorian to attend STEP Arabia Conference in Abu Dhabi, 11th November
2018 | 08 Nov 2018

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.

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Both Mauritius and the UAE enter global top 20 in World Bank's Doing Business 2019 Report
2018 | 01 Nov 2018

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.

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Mauritius - Africa's investment hub
2018 | 31 Oct 2018

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.

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Explained: UAE Free Zones
2018 | 30 Oct 2018

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.

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Ocorian's Kenny Curpen to speak at SIEP event, Côte d’Ivoire, 31st October
2018 | 25 Oct 2018

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.

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How import substitution is transforming the African manufacturing industry
2018 | 24 Oct 2018

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...

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Why do business in the UAE?
2018 | 23 Oct 2018

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.

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Ocorian to attend GTR's Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference
2018 | 22 Oct 2018

The conference is a key annual gathering for domestic and international trade, export and project finance professionals with an active interest in Africa.

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Ocorian to attend AVCA and EMPEA African Summits, 23-24th October
2018 | 15 Oct 2018

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.

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A Land of Opportunity: Why is the UK investing in Africa?
2018 | 09 Oct 2018

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.

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Ocorian extends AMEA offering with full range of investment and expansion services
2018 | 02 Oct 2018

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.

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Ocorian's John Félicité meets with South African ex-President FW De Klerk
2018 | 02 Oct 2018

Mr De Klerk referred to Africa as the 'awakening giant', expressing the need for sound, capable governance on the continent.

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Ocorian to attend Mazars International Tax Conference, 4th October
2018 | 02 Oct 2018

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...

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Ocorian to attend ALFI U.S. Roadshow in New York & Boston, 9-10th October
2018 | 02 Oct 2018

The events will look at Luxembourg solutions for raising capital in Europe and wider markets.

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Ocorian to attend and present at Africa Forward Together 2018, Mauritius
2018 | 19 Sep 2018

The theme for this year's event is 'Innovative Partnering' and around 30 delegates, from 12 African countries will be present.

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Going Global: Ocorian announces 49 international promotions
2018 | 04 Sep 2018

As we begin another financial year, we are pleased to announce the promotion of 49 staff worldwide; ten to Director level positions.

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