Obligation to register beneficial owners in the Central Register of Beneficial Owners

The Central Register of Beneficial Owners (the "CRBR Register") was established on 13 October  2019 and is maintained by the Minister of Finance.

The CRBR Register was established on the basis of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act of 1 March 2018 to implement Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and Council of 20 May  2015 and to prevent the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (the so-called AML IV guideline).

The CRBR Register will collect data on beneficial owners (the so-called UBOs – Ultimate Beneficial Owners) of Polish commercial companies, i.e. on natural persons exercising actual control over these companies.

All Polish commercial law companies are required to provide information about their beneficial owners to the register.

Companies which were entered into the National Court Register before the above-mentioned regulations came into effect (i.e. before 13 October  2019) must enter the missing information into the register within six months from the effective date of these regulations, i.e. by 13 April 2020.

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