Company Registration Services


Company Registration Services

Laos is a rapidly developing country with a lot of potential for foreign investors. The process of company registration in Laos can seem daunting. With the right guidance and preparation, it can be completed efficiently.

Laos’ government has made efforts to simplify the process of registering a business in Laos. In 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce launched an online business registration system, which allows entrepreneurs to register their business and obtain necessary permits and licenses online.

Registering a company in Laos is a straightforward process that be completed within a few weeks. The first step to registering a company in Laos is to choose the right business structure. The most common business structures are Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Joint Venture, and Representative Office. An LLC is the most popular business structure for foreign investors as it provides a flexible ownership structure and limited liability protection.

Sole Proprietorship

A business owned and operated by a single individual who is responsible for all aspects of the business, including profits and losses. This is the simplest and least expensive business structure.


A business owned and operated by two or more individuals who share profits and losses. Partnerships can be general partnerships, where each partner has unlimited liability, or limited partnerships, where one partner has unlimited liability, and the other partners have limited liability.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A business structure that combines the advantages of a corporation and partnership. LLCs have a flexible ownership structure, and limited liability protection, and are not subject to corporate income tax.

Joint Venture

A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources and expertise for a specific project or period of time. Joint ventures can take the form of an LLC, a partnership, or a corporation.

Representative Office

A business entity that is established by a foreign company to conduct market research, promote the company’s products and services, and develop business relationships in Laos. Representative offices are not allowed to engage in profit-making activities.