A non-QFC Company, or non-QFC Limited Liability Partnership or a or non-QFC Limited Partnership can register as a Branch with the CRO in accordance with the relevant regulations in order to establish a legal presence within the QFC. The non-QFC company, the non-QFC Limited Liability Partnership or non-QFC Limited Partnership will be the applicant and principally liable for the compliance or non- compliance on the part of its registered branch.
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The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (“QFCA”) is committed to ensuring and enhancing transparency by adhering to the legislation on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism. In line with this commitment and as a part of its duty in setting up different legal structures or arrangements in the Qatar Financial Centre (“QFC”), the QFCA also has the responsibility for gathering Basic Information regarding such structures or arrangements and identifying their ultimate beneficial owners. It is the responsibility of the legal structures or arrangements registered with the QFC, to maintain at its Registered Office, a Register of Basic Information, a Register of Beneficial Owners and a Register of Nominees, in addition to any other Register required to be maintained under any QFC Regulations and Rules.
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Branches of Non-QFC Limited Liability Partnerships