Studies

Foreign Companies in Lebanon (June – December 2008)

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The second half of 2008 witnessed the registration of 19 foreign companies compared to 18 companies in the first half. The overall number of registered companies in 2008 was 32 companies (compared to 44 in 2007). Two companies were cancelled from the Commercial Register raising the number of cancelled companies in 2008 to six.

Tables 1 and 2 list these companies.

Sources : The Monthly, Information International SAL Issue 146

Arab and foreign companies registered in the second half of 2008 Table 1
Company Country of origin Factual Certificate # and date Capital Domain Representative in Lebanon
Vimpex Handelsges M.B.H Austria 2468 - 14/7/08 €2.8 million Paper and cartoon export-import Sifian Adel Mustapha Amoum
Harris Startex Networks (s) PTE LTD Singapore 2469 - 31/7/08 Stocks Harris electronics marketing (representative office) Pascal Bardawil
A’arabiyya for press and media UAE 2470 - 2/7/08 Dhs 200,000 Printed publications import-export-distribution and media production Sami Bassam Ayyoubi
MED Mark Bahrain 2471 - 24/7/08 $1.2 million Office equipment sales and distribution Robert Naja Kikano
Nasco Karaoglan France SA France 2472 - 4/8/08 €1.6 million Insurance and reinsurance Francine Ghostine Mdawar
Hikma pharmaceutical Jordan 2473 - 4/9/08 JOD 2.3 million Sales of pharmaceutical products Youssef Abed Ali
Al Maqdeseya Satelite Broadcasting Limited United Kingdom 2474 - 18/8/08 GBP 1,000 Satellite diffusion and general trading Asaad Mahmoud Hussein Jawda
Writers, composers and music distributors France 2475 - 12/9/08 €510,000 Cultural events Jean Tabet
Irakian Midmaq Group Iraq 2476 - 12/9/08 IQD 100 million Trade investment Ibrahim Jbar Chalal Hbeib
Havana for housing and real estates Jordan 2477 - 9/9/08 JOD 150,000 Housing units and commercial centers selling interest free Chirwan Chawkat Mohammad Qadi
Arab Investors UAE 2478 - 29/10/08 Dhs 300,000 General trading and investment Ramzi Fayez Wehbe
Levant Real Estate UAE 2479 - 10/11/08 Dhs 5 million Real estate (representative office) Ramzi Fayez Wehbe
Byblos Global Limited British Virgin Islands 2480 - 10/11/08 $ 50,000 Industry under the name Unicap Bassam Hajjar
Al Moultaqa for printing and publishing and media services Libya 2481 - 7/11/08 LYD 1 billion Printing and publishing (representative office) Ombiya Omar Ombiya
United Trademark and Patent services British Virgin Islands 2482 - 17/11/08 $ 50,000 Legal and intellectual property services and consultations  Mohammad Faroukh  Arman Khan
Bitasoft France 2483 - 3/12/08 €16,000 Computer Softwares Abdullah Bitar
Dames Real Estate UAE 2484 - 1/12/08 Dhs 300,000 Real estate Hanna Gibran
Water and Sanitation Service South Africa South Africa 2485 - 4/12/08 ZAR 4,000 Sewage water treatment Elie Sakht
The Associated press USA 2486 - 17/12/08 $3,500 Information and news office (representative office) Patrick and Sally Buzbee Quinn



Companies which closed down and were canceled from the Commercial Register in the second half of 2008 Table 2
Company Country of origin Factual Certificate # and date Factual Certificate # and date of closing
Skaska Cementation International Limited (representative office in Lebanon)
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961 22/9/94 2157 3/7/08
Tetra Pak Near East (representative office in Lebanon) Cyprus 2073 2/7/99 2164 30/7/08