Types of companies in Qatar

The regulations relating to the structure and governance of companies are governed by the Commercial Companies Law, Law No. (5) of 2002, replacing Law No. (9) of 1998.

Certain provisions of the Commercial Companies Law were changed as per Law No. (16) of 2006.

One of the main changes of the new law is the removal of the provision where only nationals of the State were allowed to form certain types of partnership companies.

Another significant change is the addition of two new types of companies.

The New Commercial Companies Law provides for the incorporation of eight different kinds of companies in Qatar.