commercial law recognizes all the usual corporate entities found in
the Western world.
principal forms are limited liability companies, Partnerships and
joint stock or shareholding companies. Joint ventures between the
government and the private sector may be incorporated under
Syria’s investment law. Many of the largest are
established by decree and thus governed by rules and regulations
outside the standard commercial law. In principle, foreign firms or
individuals are permitted to participate in all types of corporate
entities. Foreign ownership is, however restricted to projects under
No 10. (See section 5.4.1).