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We have received approval for funding from a group in Qatar.

We have received approval...

We have received approval for funding from a group in Qatar. According to "the local laws" we must register withe the Economic and Finance Ministry for a business license costing us USD$4975. My question is if the investor is based in Qatar and not us do we need to have a business license in Qatar. We are weary of sending our funds for this because of widespread scams associated with foreign investments.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

We are in California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

If you mean have we filed as a corporation? Not yet.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The investment group is using their attorney which is a Senior board member and he sent the information for us to obtain a license in Qatar

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Curiously, do they want you to wire money to them?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They have not requested money transferred to them. They sent a pdf on "Information for Foreign-domestic Joint Venture Company Business License" from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Before I call are you briefed on International Investment Law in Qatar?

I thought you said they are investing in your US company, not a joint venture. Also, if you are to set up a company or get a license, you would use your own attorney in Qatar to do it, not the other attorney. That would be a conflict of interest. Further, it is not necessary to have a business license in Qatar for a US company to accept investments. I am not a Qatar attorney. If you want to speak with one, I am not sure any are on Just Answer.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The attorney referred is a senior partner in their investment firm with an office in Qatar. The investor has a website but the attorney's website is "under maintenance". This is why we are a little skeptical.
Your answer "Further, it is not necessary to have a business license in Qatar for a US company to accept investments" answers some of our concern.

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Thank you Mr. Bosco

You are welcome. If you have any questions in the future, just let me know.

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