How to get sExtracts from records of beneficial ownership registers in EU countries
Pursuant to Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering or terrorist financing (the so-called 4th ALM Directive), EU Member States are obliged to establish a register of beneficial owners of legal persons and trusts. We have already dealt with the Czech beneficial ownership registration in our article on the new law on the registration of beneficial owners in 2021.
Links to the beneficial owner registers in each EU country:
Belgium: UBO-Register (Register of beneficial owners)
Bulgaria: Търговски регистър (Trade Register)
Czech Republic: Evidence skutečných majitelů (Register of beneficial owners)
Denmark: Centrale Virksomhedsregister (Central Trade Register)
Estonia: E-äriregister (E-trade register)
Finland: not open to the public
France: Registre des bénéficiaires effectifs (Register of beneficial owners)
Croatia: Registar stvarnih vlasnika
Ireland: Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (Central Register of Beneficial Ownership)
Cyprus: the register will be open to the public in 2022
Italy: Registro imprese (Trade Register)
Liechtenstein: Not open to the public
Lithuania: Uzņēmumu reģistrs (Trade Register)
Latvia: Juridinių asmenų registras (Register of legal entities)
Luxembourg: Registre des bénéficiaires effectifs (Register of beneficial owners)
Germany: Transparenzregister (Transparency Register)
Netherlands: UBO-register (Register of beneficial owners)
Poland: Centralny Rejestr Beneficjentów Rzeczywistych (Central Register of true Beneficiaries)
Portugal: Registo Central do Beneficiário Efetivo (Central Register of true Beneficiaries)
Austria: Register der wirtschaftlichen Eigentümer (Register of beneficial owners)
Romania: Registrului Comerțului (Trade Register)
Greece: Μητρώο Πραγματικών Δικαιούχων (Register of beneficial owners)
Slovakia: Obchodný register (Trade Register)
Slovenia: Register dejanskih lastnikov (Register of beneficial owners)
Spain: Registro Mercantil Centra (Central Trade Register)
Sweden: Verklig huvudman register (Register of actual governance)
If interested, we are able to provide statements from the above-mentioned records of the beneficial owners.
For more information, contact us at:
JUDr. Mojmír Ježek, Ph.D.
ECOVIS ježek, advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Betlémské nám. 6
110 00 Praha 1
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