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Starting a business in Bangladesh

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited liability company or LLC
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum required.
Shareholders and liability: For limited liability companies, the liability of shareholders is limited to the amount of capital subscribed by them or held on their behalf. For unlimited companies, shareholder liability is not limited.
Public limited company or PLC
Number of partners: Minimum 7 partners (with 3 directors).
Capital (max/min): No minimum required.
Shareholders and liability: For limited liability companies, the liability of shareholders is limited to the amount of capital subscribed by them or held on their behalf. For unlimited companies, shareholder liability is not limited.
Business establishment (a branch or subsidiary of a foreign company)
Number of partners: 1 person.
Capital (max/min): No minimum required.
Shareholders and liability: An establishment is not a legal entity separate from the parent company abroad and therefore has no limited liability of its own.
The Competent Organisation
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Board of Investment
Company Directories
Bangladesh Yellow Pages, Commercial Registry
 
Setting Up a Company Bangladesh South Asia
Procedures (number) 9.0 7.1
Time (days) 19.5 14.6

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Bangladesh.

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