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Setting up a company in Bahrain : Forms of companies

Limited Liability Company (WLL)
Number of partners: Minimum 2, maximum 50.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required. However, the share capital of a company is divided into equal shares with a value no less than BHD 50
Shareholders and liability: Limited: partners are responsible for the company's debts and obligations to the extent of their participation in the capital.
A Single Person Company (SPC)
Number of partners: 1 person, from Bahrain or
Capital (max/min): BHD 50,000 minimum
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited; the owner is responsible for all of the company's debts and obligations with his entire personal property. 
Bahrain Shareholding Company (BSC)
Number of partners: Minimum 2
Capital (max/min): BHD 1.000,000 minimum (public); or BHD 250,000 (closed)
Shareholders and liability: The partners are responsible for the company's debts and obligations to the extent of the value of their shares.
Commandite Company by Shares
Number of partners: Minimum 4
Capital (max/min): BHD 20,000 minimum
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited if the joint partners are jointly responsible for the company's obligations, to the extent of their personal wealth; or limited if the partners (share-holders)  are only liable for the company's obligations to the extent of their equity (shares) in the company's capital.
Joint Liability Company
Number of partners: Minimum 2
Capital (max/min): Not applicable
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited
 
Setting Up a Company Bahrain East Asia & Pacific
Procedures (number) 6.0 7.3
Time (days) 8.3 29.7

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Bahrain.
The Competent Organisation
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC), Bahrain Investors' Center (BIC).

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