A “general partnership” is a contract between one or more persons to combine their property, knowledge or activities to carry on business in with a common view to profit. They are jointly and severally liable for the obligations of the partnership to third parties.
A “limited partnership” is a contract of partnership between one or more general partners who are the sole persons authorized to administer and bind the partnership, and one or more limited partners, who are bound to contribute to the capital of the partnership. The general partners are jointly and severally liable for the debts of the partnership to third parties, whereas the limited partners are liable only to the extent of the sum of money or value of the property they agreed to contribute. While this form is common for local and small businesses it is less so for larger investments, as the processes used by the MOC for registering this business form are unclear given the lack of precedent to date.