Lawyers in Qatar

Updated on Thursday 23rd July 2020

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Our lawyers in Qatar can provide fast, reliable, and diligent services for domestic and international investors interested in opening a company in Qatar. We can offer legal advice and support for all the formalities implicated in the company registration process in Qatar, starting with the documents and ending with business consulting on request. We present to you a few of the aspects and matters we can handle from a legal point of view, and we suggest you address your inquiries to our law firms in Qatar.

Register a company in Qatar – How we can help

The registration of a company in Qatar is a straightforward process that can be overseen by our team of lawyers in Qatar. Here is what you need to consider at the time you want to start a business in Qatar:
  1. Choose the business form – the limited liability company is the most common structure that can be easily incorporated.
  2. Verify and reserve the business name – this is the first step in business formation.
  3. Open a local bank account and deposit the minimum share capital of QAR 200,000.
  4. Prepare the Articles of Association with information about the owners, general rules, business address, responsibilities, etc.
  5. Apply for the necessary licenses and permits for your future business in Qatar.
The registration of a company in Qatar starts with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, the institution that approves the businesses in this country. Our lawyers in Qatar can help investors from the start, in order to benefit from a simple and fast company registration process in Qatar.

Can I get legal support for special licenses and permits?

Yes, if you want to commence specific activities that might need licenses and permits, it is recommended to talk to our Qatar lawyers and ask for legal help. Our team of advisors can handle all the formalities and can give advice from the start, assuring that the needed special licenses and permits will be obtained in time. Feel free to get in touch with our law firms in Qatar and talk about these aspects. We can offer you complete legal advice.

Can I buy for virtual office packages in Qatar?

Yes, virtual office services in Qatar come with a series of advantages in terms of costs compared to traditional offices and can be purchased by any investor. For instance, a prestigious business office in Doha can be solicited, or in any other major city in Qatar. Among the facilities offered, we mention call answering and forwarding, mail collection and forwarding, voicemail and fax services, secretary services, virtual assistant, extra meeting room and hosting services, and many more. If you would like to know all the benefits of a virtual office package, please feel free to talk to our team of consultants.

Opening branches and subsidiaries in Qatar

Our Qatar lawyers can help foreign entrepreneurs establish branches and subsidiaries in Qatar. It is good to note that the Ministerial Decree needs to be obtained for opening a branch in Qatar, as this is a mandatory condition. Also, a power of attorney for the representative of the parent company is required, alongside a copy of the company documents. We have experience in opening branches and subsidiaries in Qatar, so feel free to get in touch with our law firms in Qatar and solicit legal advice.

Can I buy a shelf company in Qatar?

Yes, our law firms in Qatar can help you buy a ready-made company in Qatar, a firm that is already incorporated and kept on a shelf. This is often the business choice of foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in a fast start on the market and skip the registration formalities of a firm in Qatar. The ownership transfer of a shelf company in Qatar can be ready in a couple of days, as soon as you direct your inquiries to our advisors and let us handle the formalities. 
In terms of business, Qatar is quite attractive to foreign entrepreneurs, and the following facts and figures highlight the economy and the business direction of this country:
  • around USD 31 billion was the total FDI stock for Qatar in 2019;
  • USA, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore are the main investors of Qatar;
  • the 2020 Doing Business report ranks Qatar 77th out of 190 economies in the world;
  • Qatar has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world, set at 10%, a great benefit in front of international investors;
  • around USD 1,581 million was the total value of the greenfield investments in Qatar in 2019.
Foreign entrepreneurs who need legal advice and support for starting a company in Qatar are invited to get in touch with our law firms Qatar. Our team can help with all the formalities and can give complete legal assistance.