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Qatar: Types of Company

Limited Liability Company

The limited liability company (LLC) is the most popular business structure used in Qatar. LLCs must have a minimum of two and a maximum of 50 participants, each of whom is liable only to the extent of his or her share of the company’s capital. The capital of an LLC must be at least QAR200,000, divided into equal shares of QAR10 or more each. The signed Memorandum and Articles of Association must be submitted, in Arabic, 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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