Bahrain: 100% Foreign Ownership of Companies
Recent changes in company legislation aim to attract international firms to setup in Bahrain. The changes include:
- Simplifying the process of setting-up a new company
- Automating business registration
- Making it easier for companies to offer their shares publicly
The government has also approved an amendment to current legislation which will permit 100% foreign ownership of companies operating in numerous sectors. Such sectors include food, arts, information and communications, manufacturing, science, technology and real estate.