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Qatar: Types of Company

Limited Liability Company

This page was last updated on 23 September 2020.

The limited liability company (LLC) is the most popular business structure used in Qatar. LLCs must have from two to 50 participants, all of which are only liable to the extent of their share of the company’s capital. The start-up capital of an LLC must be at least QAR200,000, divided into equal shares of at least QAR10. The signed memorandum and articles of association must be written in Arabic and submitted to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.

Foreign investors are permitted a 49% stake in the business, on condition that there is one or more Qatari partners. However, foreigners may own up to 100% of a Qatari company in certain sectors, including agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, health and education.



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