Companies Affairs Department

The Companies Affairs Department

is responsible for:

  • Implementing policies governing the establishment and quality control of companies.
  • Supervising the establishment of commercial entities.
  • Ensuring implementation of trade legislation and regulations by companies.
  • Regulating auditors.
  • Supervising Chartered Accountants.
  • Register international companies and businesses in line with investment and representation office policies.

 

Sections:

  • Companies Control Section.
  • Shareholding Companies Control Section.
  • Accounts Auditors Section.

 

Main Tasks

1. The Companies Control Section is responsible for:

  • Implementing policies governing the establishment of new companies in Qatar.
  • Developing, reviewing and approving procedures and contracts for Limited Liability Corporations, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Limited Partnership companies.
  • Overseeing the implementation of trade policies by the private sector.
  • Processing applications for international companies.
  • Preparing ministerial decisions regarding the registration of international companies and commercial representation offices.

 

2. Shareholding Companies Control Section is responsible for:

  • Implementing policies governing the control of Shareholding Companies.
  • Reviewing and approving contracts and procedures for establishing Shareholding Companies and partnership companies.
  • Monitoring procedures for and participating in the annual general meetings of Shareholding companies.
  • Reviewing and approving annual general meeting schedules ahead of publication.
  • Reviewing the financial statements of Shareholding companies ahead of publication.

 

3. The Accounts Auditors Section is responsible for:

  • Implementing policies governing the Accounts Auditors profession.
  • Preparing and supervising accountants’ records.
  • Ensure companies are committed to the policies and professional standards of the Committee of Chartered Accountants.
  • Reviewing complaints of accounting irregularities and overseeing the formation of authoritative committees.

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