Published: Jun 16, 2020

Issuance of the Executive Regulations of the Unified Economic Registrar Law

Following our previous alert on the issuance of the Unified Economic Registrar Law No. 1 of 2020 (the “Unified Economic Registrar Law”), a Cabinet Decision was issued on 27 April 2020 under No (12) of 2020 issuing the executive regulations (the “Executive Regulations”) of the Unified Economic Registrar Law. The Executive Regulations were published under the official gazette on 11 June 2020 and came into force on 12 June 2020.

In accordance with the Executive Regulations the unified economic number that must be obtained under the Unified Economic Registrar Law consists of a series of letters and numbers that are granted at the time of registration or licensing to all who are licensed for the purpose of identification with the government entities.

The Executive Regulations provide that if the applicant for licensing, registration, amendment or renewal of the Unified Economic Registrar is a juristic person or legal arrangement, it should attach supporting documentation showing its real/undisclosed beneficial owners/beneficiaries.

The Executive Regulations set out what constitutes real beneficiary in the Economic Enterprises, Legal Arrangement, Direct Trust Fund, and Non-Profit Organizations, including any person directly or indirectly holding 20% or more of the share capital.

The databases of Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Free Zone Authority, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Media City shall be linked to the information system of the Unified Economic Registrar, within the limits of the duty to obtain basic information and information required on the real beneficiaries of the entities that they license or register and any update of these data.

Al Tamimi & Company continues to work very closely with regulatory authorities and ministries in Qatar and is pleased to assist clients by supporting their registration under the Unified Economic Registrar

Key Contacts

Matthew Heaton

Partner, Head of Office, Head of Banking & Finance - Qatar
Ahmed Jaafir

Partner, Head of Corporate Structuring - Qatar