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Choose your Business Structure

The next step is to choose the legal structure for your business. You will need to look at the advantages of each type of legal structure and work out which structure best suits your needs.

 

Many legal structures are available to establish a business in Lebanon: Foreign investors and Lebanese nationals can equally establish businesses with no restrictions all over the country except for certain sectors (those related to weapons and media, commercial representation and in some cases real estate ownership and activities related to national security).

 

The following table sums up the different types of legal structures commonly used:

 

 

Do you need help to choose the right legal structure? Do not hesitate to contact the BSU office to set a meeting with our legal consultant for free.

 

The most common types of company structures for local and foreign investors alike are:

JOINT-STOCK COMPANY (s.a.l)

A Lebanese Joint Stock Company is governed by Decree-Law No 304 of January 24, 1942 and its amendments and is commonl...

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (s.a.r.l)

A Limited Liability Company is governed by Decree-Law No 35 of August 5, 1967 and its amendments and is commonly refe...

HOLDING COMPANY

A Holding Company is a special type of Joint Stock Company (enacted by Decree Law No 45 of June 24, 1983, and its ame...

OFFSHORE COMPANY

An Offshore Company is a special type of Joint Stock Company (enacted by Decree Law No 46 of June 24, 1983, and its a...

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