Company Law / Secretarial Practices



Single Member Company (SMC)

Incorporation Process – what do you need?

  • A suitable Company Name.
  • Principle Line of Business of the Company.
  • Registered Office Address.
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  • Memorandum of Association: It is a basic constitutive document for company formation. It includes five clauses defining: Company Name, Location of registered office, Principle line of business, limited liability of company and its authorized capital. Samples available on this link.
  • CNIC copies of subscribers and in case of physical application, of witness to the documents.
  • Application forms for Name Reservation (Inc.-Form I) and Incorporation (Inc.-Form II) prescribed through Companies (Incorporation) Regulations, 2017.


Private Limited Company

Two or more persons so associated may form a private limited company by complying with the requirements in respect of registration of a private company and such other requirement as may be specified.

What do you need?

  • A suitable Company Name.
  • Principle Line of Business of the Company.
  • Registered Office Address.
  • Subscriber/Shareholder (persons who will take shares of the company).
  • Directors (persons who will manage affairs of the company on behalf of the shareholders).
  • Memorandum of Association:

 It is a basic constitutive document for company formation. It includes five clauses defining: Company Name, Location of registered office, Principle line of business, limited liability of company and its authorized capital.

  • Articles of Association: A statutory document that specifies regulations for managing company’s affairs e.g. number of maximum directors, manner of transfer of shares, holding of board and general meetings etc.
  • CNIC copies of subscribers and in case of physical application, of witness to the documents.
  • Application forms for Name Reservation and Incorporation prescribed through Companies (Incorporation) Regulations, 2017.


Public Limited Company

Three or more persons associated for any lawful purpose may, by subscribing their names to a memorandum of association and complying with the requirements of this Act in respect of registration, form a public company.

What do you need?

  • A suitable Company Name.
  • Principle Line of Business of the Company.
  • Registered Office Address.
  • Subscriber/Shareholder (persons who will take shares of the company).
  • Directors (persons who will manage affairs of the company on behalf of the shareholders).
  • Details of the company’s share Capital – Authorized Capital(the maximum amount of share capital that a company is authorized to issue to its shareholders) and Paid Up Capital (the amount of money a company has received from shareholders in exchange for issued shares).
  • Memorandum of Association: It is a basic constitutive document for company formation. It includes five clauses defining: Company Name, Location of registered office, Principle line of business, limited liability of company and its authorized capital. Samples available on this link.
  • Articles of Association: A statutory document that specifies regulations for managing company’s affairs e.g. number of maximum directors, manner of transfer of shares, holding of board and general meetings etc.
  • CNIC copies of subscribers and in case of physical application, of witness to the documents.
  • Application forms for Name Reservation (Inc.-Form I) and Incorporation (Inc.-Form II) prescribed through Companies (Incorporation) Regulations, 2017.


Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Two or more persons associated for carrying on a lawful business with a view to profit may form an LLP by subscribing their names to incorporation documents.

LLP means any written agreement between partners of limited liability partnership, which determines mutual rights and duties of the partners and their rights and duties in relation to the limited liability partnership.

What do you need?

  • A suitable Name.
  • Principle Line of Business of the LLP.
  • Registered Office Address.
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  • Designated Partner(s) [Optional]: A person responsible for the doing of all acts as are required to be done by LLP in respect of compliance of the provisions of LLP Act.
  • Share of Contribution of Partners: Form and value of contribution will be decided by the partners and may consists of money, negotiable instruments, properties including valuable rights, intangibles, knowledge and skills.
  • Limited Liability Partnership Agreement defining the terms and conditions of the partnership as agreed between partners. Operations of LLP are managed in accordance with this agreement.
  • CNIC copies of partners and of designated partners and in case of physical application, of witness to the documents.
  • Consent of designated partner (if any).
  • Application Form for reservation of name (LLP Form-I) and incorporation of LLP (LLP-Form-III) prescribed through Limited Liability Partnership Regulations, 2017.