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Set Up a Business

What are the documents you need to officially register your business? Who are the entities involved? What are the fees incurred?

SETTING UP A JOINT STOCK COMPANY (S.A.L.)

DOCUMENTS/TASKS:
 

  • Companys articles of association (Download Template)
  • Subscription deed (Download Template)
  • Letter to the bank requesting the opening of a bank account (a company under incorporation) in which the capital will be deposited (Download Template)
  • A confirmation letter issued by the bank confirming the subscription in full, by the shareholders in the company’s capital
  • Minutes of the constitutive general assembly meeting (Download Template)
  • Minutes of the first board of directors meeting (Download Template)
  • Registration request (Download Template)
  • Commercial circular (Download Template)
  • Domiciliation documents: title deed, lease agreement or permit of occupancy letter (Download Template)
 
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SETTING UP A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (S.A.R.L.)

DOCUMENTS/TASKS:
 

  • Companys articles of association (Download Template)
  • Subscription deed (Download Template)
  • Letter to the bank requesting the opening of a bank account (a company under incorporation) in which the capital will be deposited (Download Template)
  • A confirmation letter issued by the bank confirming the subscription in full, by the partners in the company’s capital
  • Minutes of the partners meeting (Download Template)
  • Registration request (Download Template)
  • Commercial circular (Download Template)
  • Domiciliation documents: title deed, lease agreement or permit of occupancy letter (Download Template)
 
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SETTING UP A HOLDING COMPANY

DOCUMENTS/TASKS:
 

  • Company’s articles of association (Download Template)
  • Subscription deed (Download Template)
  • Letter to the bank requesting the opening of a bank account (a company under incorporation) in which the capital will be deposited (Download Template)
  • A confirmation letter issued by the bank confirming the subscription in full, by the shareholders in the company’s capital
  • Minutes of the constitutive general assembly meeting (Download Template)
  • Minutes of the first board of directors meeting (Download Template)
  • Registration request (Download Template)
  • Commercial circular (Download Template)
  • Domiciliation documents: title deed, lease agreement or permit of occupancy letter

 

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SETTING UP AN OFFSHORE COMPANY

DOCUMENTS/TASKS:
 

  • Company’s articles of association (Download Template)
  • Subscription deed (Download Template)
  • Letter to the bank requesting the opening of a bank account (a company under incorporation) in which the capital will be deposited (Download Template)
  • A confirmation letter issued by the bank confirming the subscription in full, by the shareholders in the company’s capital
  • Minutes of the constitutive general assembly meeting (Download Template)
  • Minutes of the first board of directors meeting (Download Template)
  • Registration request (Download Template)
  • Commercial circular (Download Template)
  • Domiciliation documents: title deed, lease agreement or permit of occupancy letter

 

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SETTING UP A BRANCH/REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE OF A FOREIGN COMPANY

DOCUMENTS/TASKS:
 

  • An application to the ministry of economy and trade that includes the name of the Company, its registered head office address and its capital
  • A certified copy of the memorandum of association of the company
  • A certified copy of the by-Laws of the Company if they are not incorporated in the memorandum of association
  • A certified statement of the capital of the Company, if this is not included in the memorandum of association or in the by–laws of the company
  • A certified statement of the resolution of the company’s board of directors authorizing the establishment of the Branch or the representative office in Lebanon and appointing the manager
  • A power of attorney executed in favor of the representative in Lebanon appointing him / her to act on behalf of the company for the establishment of the Branch or the representative office

 

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Get in Touch
Lazarieh Tower, 4th Floor, Emir Bechir Street, Riad El-Solh Beirut, Lebanon, P.O.Box 113-7251
Phone
+961 1 983306
Fax
+961 1 983302
SET UP A BUSINESS IN LEBANON