All companies in Armenia must register with the State Registry, which is a special agency under the Ministry of Justice.
The company formation and company structures are governed by the Civil Code of Armenia. Further entity-specific laws apply to limited liability companies and joint-stock companies (private or public).
The Law on State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs governs the technicalities of the registration.
Joint-stock companies must in addition register their share issues with a private registrar.
Contract-based partnerships are governed by Chapter 55 of the Civil Code and are not subject to registration. There is also a specific law governing “individual entrepreneurs.”