How to start a business

The guide to establishing partnerships and companies contains the trade and investment laws specific to the country, and the steps for establishing companies in its three stages (planning, preparation and incorporation) with defining the legal structure for a number of types of companies as well as a list of all necessary procedures, relevant documents and official bodies.

Laws Governing Investment in Egypt

Any company established in Egypt, whether local or foreign, is subject to the provisions of the Companies Law No. 159 of 1981 and its amendments, or the provisions of Investment Law No. 72 of 2017. If the companies are listed on the stock exchange, they are subject to the Capital Market Law No. 95 of 1992. As for the establishment of a company in the fields of food industries, clothing and textiles, communications and information technology; they are subject to the new Investment Law No. 72 of 2017. The following figure shows the laws governing investment in Egypt: