We incorporate limited liability companies in more than 40 countries, our experience and relationship with the companies registry means, we can incorporate your Lebanese Private Limited company, according to your specifications.
To incorporate a Lebanon company the following is required for the company registrar:
We check that your Lebanon company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Lebanon Companies Registry.
The minimum shareholders is 3, who can be of any nationality. The management of the Company may be entrusted to one or several directors. There is no obligation for managers / directors to be partners The managers are designated by the Company's Articles of Incorporation or by subsequent deeds or assemblies' resolution for a limited or unlimited period of time. The manager can be of any nationality, but if a foreigner is appointed as a manager, then he must obtain work and residency permits, which is not difficult to do, and we can assist in that.
Commercial representation is governed and defined by a Legislative Decree of 1967 according to which a commercial agent may negotiate for the conclusion of sales or the supply of services on behalf of his principal .Commercial representation means to be an agent of a foreign brand. As foreign shareholders, the company cannot be an agent of a foreign brand. Commercial agency representation is reserved for companies with Lebanese shareholders only.
However, the full procedure of appointing the lawyer, documentation, preparation of the articles, notarisation, bank deposit, registration, getting work commencement certificate, tax registration, the whole procedure is around 8 days. This however does not include VAT registration, which takes an 7 days, and can be done at a later time. By law an Sarl company must have an appointed lawyer, and the normal fees for this as set by the Lebanese lawyers syndicate.
Saying that, our incorporation fees include the lawyers fees to be appointed for the registration as required by law, and to carry out all the needed work for the incorporation, and there is no extra fixed yearly fees ( a saving of $4000 / year). If legal services are needed during the operation of the company, then charges will be negotiated on a case by case depending on the legal work required. Of course after incorporation, the company can decide to appoint a different lawyer if they choose to.
Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Lebanon company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association, first minutes and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.
Your Lebanon company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Lebanon. The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company. we provide this registered office service in Lebanon.
To start the incorporation of your Lebanon company we initially only require, the proposed company name, details of the company directors, shareholders and the proposed activities.
These do not exist in the Lebanon.