Any company established in Peru with national or foreign capitals is governed by the General Law on Companies. Companies can be established in a sole act performed by the founding partners. To register a Company only two partners who may be individuals (or a corporate body) and the preparation of the Minutes of Incorporation are required.
There are different types of legal entities which investors can use in order to incorporate businesses in Peru. The main legal forms of companies are: corporation, limited liability companies, branch offices, joint venture, etc. The following corporation and company types are those most commonly used in Peru.