Information on Company Register’s inquiry of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Pursuant to Art. 22 Para. 1 of the Transparency Guideline 2004/109/EC, the ESMA has established technical regulation standards, according to which the Company Register is required to request the LEI of the concerned company when transmitting documents.

Pursuant to Art. 22 Para. 1 of the Transparency Guideline 2004/109/EC, the ESMA has established technical regulation standards, according to which the Company Register is required to request the LEI of the concerned company when transmitting documents.

Beyond that, according to Art. 7 of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1437, starting 1.1.2017, it is the duty of issuers to disclose the LEI when submitting documents to the Company Register.

If your company does not yet have an LEI, you can apply for it at one of the following international issuing agencies, but also at the Legal Entity Identifier Register (LEIReg) of the Bundesanzeiger Verlag (Publisher of the Federal Gazette) at www.leireg.de.

Worldwide, the LEI is a valid identification number for an independent legal entity on the financial market, which helps to clearly identify every contractual partner and every financial transaction. It was introduced at the initiative of the G20, in order to increase transparency in international financial transactions. The LEI can enhance internal risk management and facilitate the implementation of compliance requirements.

  • APIR Systems Limited, Australia
  • Bronnoysund Register Centre, Norway
  • Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH (LEIReg), Germany
  • Business Entity Data B.V. (GMEI Utility a service of BED B.V.)
  • Central Securities Clearing System PLC (Central Securities Clearing System plc of Nigeria)
  • Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR (CSD Slovakia)
  • Centrální Depozitár Cenných Papíru, a.s. (CSD Prague)
  • Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad, Mercantiles y Bienes Muebles de España (CORPME)
  • Depozitarul Central SA (Depozitarul Central, Romania)
  • EQS Group AG (EQS)
  • GS1 AISBL (GS1)
  • Herausgebergemeinschaft Wertpapier-Mitteilungen Keppler, Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG (WM Datenservice)
  • INFOCAMERE - SOCIETA' CONSORTILE DI INFORMATICA DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO ITALIANE PER AZIONI (InfoCamere)
  • INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE ET DES ETUDES ECONOMIQUES (Insee)
  • KDD - Centralna klirinško depotna družba delniška družba (Central Securities Clearing Corporation, Slovenia)
  • Kamer van Koophandel (KvK; Netherlands Chamber of Commerce)
  • Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartosciowych S.A. (KDPW)
  • Legal Entity Identifier India Limited (LEIL)
  • London Stock Exchange LEI Limited (London Stock Exchange)
  • LuxCSD S. A. (LuxCSD)
  • Office Fédéral de la Statistique (OFS), LEI-Suisse (Federal Statistical Office)
  • Patentti- ja Rekisterihallitus (Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
  • Qatar Central Bank (Qatar Credit Bureau)
  • Saudi Credit Bureau (SACB/Moa'rif)
  • Strate (Pty) Ltd (Strate)
  • The Irish Stock Exchange Plc (Euronext Dublin)
  • Ubisecure Oy (RapidLEI)
  • Zagrebacka burza d.d. (Zagreb Stock Exchange, ZSE)
  • Istanbul Takas ve Saklama Bankasi Anonim Sirketi (Takasbank)
  • National Settlement Depository, Russia
  • China Financial Standardization Technical Committee
  • Japan Exchange Group/Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX/TSE)
  • Korea Securities Depository KSD

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