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Laws

Date Law No. Subject Type Download

27-10-2016

55

Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

Law

AR

24-11-2015

44

Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Law

AR EN

24-11-2015

43

Exchange of Tax Information (This Law was repealed by virtue of Law No 55 of October 27, 2016)

Law

AR EN

24-11-2015

42

Declaring the Cross-Border Transportation of Money

Law

AR EN

17-08-2011

161

Financial Markets

Law

AR EN

17-08-2011

160

Prohibiting insider trading made on the basis of material non-public information.

Law

AR

23-02-2009

1423

Regulations on the mechanism and criteria/standards for soft loans granted in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of Law No 192 of January 4, 1993 and its amendments on facilitating banks merger.

Decree

AR EN FR

16-10-2008

32

Expanding the powers of the Special Investigation Commission established pursuant to Law No 318 of April 20, 2001, on Fighting Money Laundering

Law

AR

09-12-2005

705

Asset Securitization

Law

AR EN

09-12-2005

706

Collective Investment Schemes in Securities and Other Financial Instruments

Law

AR

20-11-2004

628

The appointment of the National Institute for the Guarantee of Bank Deposits for the mission of monitoring the liquidation operation of the defaulting banks

Law

AR

11-02-2004

575

The Establishment of Islamic Banks in Lebanon

Law

AR EN FR

18-03-2003

403

Implementation of Article 51 of Law no. 497/2003

Decision by Ministry of Finance

AR

30-01-2003

497

Article 51 of Law 497/2003

Law

AR

06-06-2002

430

Public Debt Account Creation and Reduction

Law

AR

08-06-2001

347

Regulating the Money Exchange Profession in Lebanon

Law

AR EN

20-04-2001

318

Fighting Money Laundering (This Law shall be replaced by virtue of Law No 44 of November 24, 2015)

Law

AR EN FR

04-03-2001

308

Bank Share Issuing and Trading, Bank Bond Issuing and Bank Ownership of Real Estate

Law

AR

06-10-2000

234

Regulating the Financial Intermediation Profession

Law

AR EN FR

27-12-1999

154

Illicit Enrichment

Law

AR

27-12-1999

159

Creation of Securities Account

Law

AR

27-12-1999

160

Leasing Operations

Law

AR

26-10-1999

133

Modifying Article 70 of the Code of Money and Credit

Law

AR

26-10-1999

138

The Arab Clearing Corporation

Law

AR

26-10-1999

139

The Central Securities Depository

Law

AR

22-06-1999

105

Authorization to Import, Export and Trade with Gold and any Other Precious Metals

Law

AR

23-02-1999

24

Authorization for the National Deposit Guarantee Institution: to participate in all Lebanese Joint Stock Corporation

Law

AR

22-05-1997

10298

Customs Fee Exemption for Goods Imported by BDL

Decree

AR

24-07-1996

543

Specific Legal Exemptions Given to Banks Regarding Housing Loans

Law

AR

06-06-1996

520

Developing the Financial Market and the Fiduciary Contracts Regulations

Law

AR FR

01-03-1994

5738

Ratification of “Banque de l’Habitat”’s Bylaws

Decree

AR

01-04-1993

192

Facilitating the Mergers and Acquisition of Banks

Law

AR EN FR

11-07-1991

110

Reform of the Banking Sector Regulations

Law

AR

11-06-1991

99

Rules on Lebanese and Foreign Banks

Law

AR

24-09-1986

42/86

Prohibiting the Sale of BDL Gold Reserves

Law

AR

15-07-1983

50

Specialized Banks Regulation

Legislative Decree

AR

28-01-1983

185

Reorganization of the Directorate General of the Ministry of Finance and of the Government’s Commissioner Office at the Banque du Liban

Law Implemented by Decree

EN

20-09-1982

5439

Specific Rules and Tax Exemptions Connected to the Development of the Lebanese Financial Market

Law Implemented by Decree

AR

26-12-1981

4665

Setting of Accounting Standards

Decree

AR

17-01-1979

1663

Rules on Seized Banks

Law Implemented by Decree

AR

12-09-1977

707

Identification of Accounting Basics used to Calculate the Annual Fees due to National Deposit Guarantee Institution

Decree

AR

27-06-1977

77

Amendment of the Money and Credit Code

Legislative Decree

AR

27-06-1977

83

Exceptional Rules - for the Creation of Reserves to Compensate Losses Resulting from the Debts Originated before 1/1/1977 and for Debt Reserves Set by Banks.

Legislative Decree

AR

26-05-1977

41

Specific Rules Covering the Loss of Securities “to Holder”

Legislative Decree

AR

02-05-1977

29

Rule Exempting all Deposits and Other Banking Commitments in Foreign Currencies Made for/by Non-residents from Specific Taxes, Fees and Obligations (Free Zone for Banks)

Decree

AR

14-02-1977

10

Ratification of all Measures Taken Relating to the Banking Sector’s Security Government’s guarantee of the Banks’ exceptional loans

Legislative Decree

AR

15-01-1977

14

Establishment of “Banque de l’Habitat”

Law Implemented by Decree

AR

04-01-1975

9976

Government’s Power to Exempt all Deposits and other Banking Commitments in Foreign Currencies from Specific Taxes & Fees. (Free Zone for Banks)

Decree

AR

25-09-1971

1983

Regulation of Banks’ Auditors

Decree

AR

28-07-1971

1621

Legal and Fiscal Fee Exemptions of the “Banks Management Department” at the Institution for Agricultural, Industrial & Real Estate Lending

Law Implemented by Decree

AR

30-12-1968

11564

Ratification of the National Deposit Guarantee Institution’s Bylaws

Decree

AR

05-09-1967

28/67

Supplemental Regulations Covering Banks and Establishment of the National Deposit Guarantee Institution (NDGI)

Law

AR

16-08-1967

7977

Specific Procedural Rules to be Applied at the Higher Banking Commission

Decree

AR

07-08-1967

7739

Necessary Measures for Banks that Seize to Operate

Decree

AR

08-05-1967

43

Banking Control Commission Chairman’s Duties and Responsibilities

Legislative Decree

AR

08-05-1967

44

Amendment of Law n° 2/67 of 16/1/1967 Relating to the Special Regulations Covering Defaulting Banks

Legislative Decree

AR

08-05-1967

45

Notification Procedures for all Announcements, Decisions and Other Documents Issued by BDL and all Commissions within BDL

Legislative Decree

AR

07-03-1967

8

‘Banks Management Department’ at the Institution for Agricultural, Industrial & Real Estate Lending and Amendment of Law n° 28/67 dated 9/5/1967

Legislative Decree

AR

16-01-1967

2/67

Special Regulations Covering Defaulting Banks

Law

AR

11-09-1966

62/66

Powers Given to the Government to Take Necessary Measures Concerning Lending Operations & Guarantying Banking Liquidity

Law

AR

06-03-1966

35/66

Lebanon’s Joining the National Agreement against Money Counterfeiting

Law

AR

22-05-1964

16400

Representation of the Government at the Central Bank

Decree

AR

01-08-1963

13513

Law of Money and Credit

Law

AR

19-12-1961

Authorizing the Opening of Joint Accounts

Law

AR

03-09-1956

Banking Secrecy

Law

AR EN FR

16-07-1954

Establishment of an Institution for Agricultural, Industrial & Real Estate Lending

Law

AR