For companies in Qatar, it is now possible to have 100% foreign ownership. Qatar has been developing its business landscape in recent years to align with its ambitious Vision 2023 goals, to move away from its economic reliance on the oil and energy sectors. The transformative milestone in Qatar’s business environment proves to investors that Qatar is committed to being more flexible and autonomous.
Previously, foreign investors were only able to invest in Qatar’s economy if a Qatari national or local partner/sponsor held a minimum of 51% share capital. The new policy allows foreign investors to own 100% of their businesses in the Qatar Mainland for the majority of business activities.