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Doing business in Lebanon

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Lebanon.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Lebanon
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Overseas Business Risk - Lebanon
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Lebanon
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in November 2017.

Lebanon: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in March 2018, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Lebanon.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Lebanon page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
To promote business and investment between Lebanese and EU enterprises.

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
UK-based organisation supporting economic activity and trade between the UK and Arab League countries.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Lebanon

Articles and books in the Library collection

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