The regional real estate, construction and hospitality sectors have been turned upside down over the last two years, with Covid-19 bringing these sectors to a halt. The impact of the pandemic remains, however, the resurrection of these vital sectors across the region is a welcome relief because they support the development of modern cities, which in turn have attracted commerce and tourism to the Middle East and North Africa.
This latest edition of Law Update, provides vital insights, updates and commentary on the latest trends taking shape across the real estate, construction, hotels and leisure sectors. The articles within this edition cover a broad range of topics, from what’s next for real estate in Dubai, to commentary on Saudi real estate, a market that is set to become the main bedrock of the region for years ahead. You will find articles on reforming real estate laws in Qatar, foreign investment and ownership in Oman, and mitigating risks on hotel construction projects and the lessons learnt from Covid.Read the full report
The requirement to submit audited financial statements to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (“MOICT”) on an annual basis applies to all corporate entities or legal presences incorporated or registered in Bahrain (including With Limited Liability Companies, Single Person Companies, Branches of Foreign Entities and Bahrain Shareholding Companies (Closed).
Corporate entities registered in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a financial year ending 31 December annually are required to submit their audited financial statements to the MOICT Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (“MOICT”) within six (6) months of the end of the financial year. As such, the deadline for such corporate entities is 30 June 2020.
Audited financial statements are submitted to the MOICT via their online portal. Failure to submit audited financial statements by end of June 2020 will result to a violation placed on the Commercial Registration (CR) of the entity on the MOICT online system, which has the effect of preventing the entity from, for example, carrying out any online applications or renewal of Commercial Registrations (CRs).
To avoid a violation being placed on the Commercial Registration (CR), your Bahrain based entity must:
Al Tamimi & Company is registered listed as a ‘Professional Body’ on the online portal of the MOICT, meaning that we are able to submit the audited financial statements online to the MOICT and follow up on such application until it is accepted by the MOICT. If you require any assistance with this or would like to discuss any aspect of your corporate arrangements in Bahrain then please contact us.
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