Update: The implementation of the UBO register in other EU countries (2)

21 September 2018

With reference to our previous website article please find below a list of the (further) progress that has been made in some of the EU countries on introducing the UBO register and how they have regulated or will regulate the access to the register.

EU Member State Introduced as of today Entry into force   Access Who
The Netherlands no unknown

(Not before 2019)

public anyone
Belgium no 31 October 2018 public anyone
Denmark yes 23 May 2017 public anyone
Germany yes 26 June 2017 not public certain authorities, authorities obliged to notify and persons/organisations with a legitimate interest
Finland no 1 January 2019 public anyone
France yes 1 August 2017 not public certain authorities, authorities obliged to notify and persons/organisations with a legitimate interest
Ireland no unknown unknown unknown
Italy no unknown not public certain authorities, including public authorities, certain authorities and under conditions persons/organisations with a legitimate interest
Luxembourg no unknown unknown unknown
Austria yes 2 May 2018 not public certain authorities, authorities obliged to notify and persons/organisations with a legitimate interest
Portugal no unknown public anyone
Spain no unknown unknown unknown
United Kingdom yes 6 April 2016 public anyone
Sweden yes 1 August 2017 not public certain authorities, authorities obliged to notify and persons/organisations with a legitimate interest

If you have questions as a result of this article, please contact Mr mr. drs. R.X.J. (Xander) Blokzijl.

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