Key rules/Banking Regulations


Laws regulating the work of financial institutions:

- Law No. (13) of 2012 on Issuing the Law of Qatar Central Bank and the Regulation of Financial Institutions

- Law No. (08) of 2012 concerning Qatar Financial Markets Authority

- Law No. (07) of 2005 Qatar Financial Centre Law

- Law No. (08) of 2020 regulating the profession of external auditing


Laws regulating the work of bodies and corporate entities:

- Law No. (11) of 2015 promulgating the Commercial Companies Law

- Law No. (27) of 2006 Promulgating the Trading Regulation Law

- Law No. (02) of 2017 issuing the arbitration law in civil and commercial matters


Laws regulating the work of charitable and non-profit organizations:

- Law No. (04) of 2020 amending some provisions of Law No. (15) of 2014 regarding the regulation of charitable activities

- Law No. (15) of 2014 regulating charitable activities

- Law No. (12) of 2004 on Private Associations and Foundations

- Decree-Law No. (21) of 2006 Regarding Private Foundations for the Public Benefit


Investment Free Zones Law:

Law No. (34) of 2005 on Investment Free Zones


Qatar Central Bank instructions regarding free zones:

- QCB CIRCULAR (2019-36) Opening accounts for individuals and companies working in free zones

- QCB CIRCULAR (2020-03) Opening Accounts for companies willing to be licensed at Qatar Science & Technology Park


Law of Combat money laundering and terrorism financing:

- Law No. (20) of 2019 issuing the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Law


Qatar Central Bank regulations regarding Anti money laundering and terrorism financing:

   - Risk-based approach applications
   - Customer Due Diligence Measures
   -  Identification of the real beneficiary of legal persons and legal arrangements
   - Managing the Risks of Dealing with Precious Metals, Gems and Gold Merchants


Law of Anti-terrorism:

Law No. (27) of 2019 promulgating the Anti-terrorism Law