Foreign Company Registers - Company Registers of Foreign States

JUDr. Jakub Vozáb, PhD. 11.10.2022

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The Austrian Business Register contains information about all registered Austrian companies. Access to this register is subject to a fee.


<Crossroads Bank for Entreprises>

The Belgian business register, the Business Hub Database (French Banque-Carrefour des Entreprises (BCE), Dutch Kruispunktbank van Ondernemingen (KBO), is managed by an office in the Federal Department of the Economy.

The database covers all enterprises, and the law requires all enterprises to register. It also lists businesses’ establishments (or ‘establishment units’): these are the addresses where – or from where – the business conducts its operations.

The database also provides links to other databases. It covers not just businesses but other legal persons too. Sole traders, public bodies, and in some cases foreign businesses, are all included.



The Bulgarian business register/register of non-profit legal entities (ТРРЮЛНЦ – TRRYULNTs) is administered by the Registry Agency attached to the Ministry of Justice.

Registered in the TRRYULNTs are traders, branches of foreign traders, non-profit legal entities and branches of non-profit legal entities, along with the particulars on them that are required by law to be registered.

Also contained in the TRRYULNTS are the documents that are required by law to be kept available for public inspection relating to traders and foreign traders’ branches, non-profit legal entities and branches of foreign non-profit legal entities


<Sudski registar>

The court register is a public book containing data and documents on entities which have to be entered in the register by law.

The following are entered in the register: public trading companies (javna trgovačka društva), limited partnerships (komanditna društva), economic interest groupings (gospodarska interesna udruženja), joint-stock companies (dionička društva), limited liability companies (društva s ograničenom odgovornošću), sole traders (trgovci pojedinci), European companies (SEs), European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIGs), European Cooperative Societies (SCEs), institutions (ustanove), communities of institutions (zajednice ustanova), cooperatives (zadruge), unions of cooperatives (savezi zadruga), credit unions (kreditne unije), simple limited liability companies (jednostavna društva s ograničenom odgovornošću (j.d.o.o.)) and other persons that have to be registered by law. Subsidiaries are entered in the register if this is required by law.


<Ο Έφορος Εταιρείος>

The Business Entity's Registry contains all business entities registered in the Republic of Cyprus. You can perform an electronic search by name or registration number.

Czech Republic

<Obchodní rejstřík>

The Commercial Register is maintained by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.


<The Central Business Register (CVR)>

The central register of entrepreneurs as Denmark basic public register of information on entrepreneurs.

The Central Business Register is the Danish state's master register of information about businesses.



E-Business Register is an official portal that includes data of all legal entities registered in Estonia. Information on business bans, lists of members of political parties and artistic associations, information on the beneficial owners of legal entities and information on tax arrears is also available.


<Trade Registry>

Commercial Register is maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus) (VIRRE).



The French Commercial Register is managed by local business and civil courts.


<Unternehmensre­gister>? Submitaction = language & language = en <Handelsregister>

The German Register of Companies runs for the other federal states the Ministry of Justice of the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Great Britain

<Companies House>

United Kingdom Business Register (England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) is headed by Companies House.


<Γενικό Επορικό Μητρώ>

The General Commercial Register (GEMI) contains information and documents about companies. The search is free for the public. It is possible to download documents stored in the register.



The Commercial Register (Elektronikus Cégeljárásban Közreműködő Szolgálat) contains data on registered companies and the corporate documents from which the registration is based. It is possible to search online and the information available is free. Access to additional content is subject to a fee.



The Italian Business Register is headed by the Chambers of Commerce under the supervision of the Ministry for Economic Development.


<an Oifig um Chlárú Cuideachtaí>

The Companies Registration Office (CRO) is the central repository for public statutory information about Irish companies and business names.

The CRO is the statutory body for registering new companies in the Republic of Ireland. The office also registers business firms. A business name is a business name that differs from the names of the persons or companies that own the business.


<Uzņēmumu reštriss>

The Business Register (Uzņēmumu rejstrss) registers companies, entrepreneurs, their branches and subsidiaries and changes in their founding documents and performs activities stipulated in legal regulations. An electronic search is possible where basic information is available. Detailed information can be obtained for a fee.


<Juridinių indų registras>

The Register of Legal Entities contains enterprises, institutions and non-governmental organizations and collects detailed information on Lithuanian legal entities, as well as branches and representative offices of foreign companies and organizations.


<Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés>

On the web pages follow the link: > Search for an RCS file

The Commercial Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, hereinafter referred to as „RCS“) is an official register of all natural and legal persons who conduct business, as well as all other entities. Information available online is free. Details can only be obtained in person.


<Malta Busienss register (MBR)>

The Malta Business Register (Malta Busienss register – MBR) contains general information about companies in Malta. General information from the Malta Commercial Register is available to the public free of charge, however access to certain sections of the website is subject to a fee.


<Dutch Handelsregister>

Commercial Register is maintained by the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) for each region.


<Business Register/بزنس رجسٹر>

Business Register is maintained by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, First Floor, Statistics House, 21 Mauve Area, G-9/1, Islamabad, Pakistan, Phone +92 51 9106577, 9106550, Email: Business Register is a comprehensive database containing all significantly active businesses entities (establishments as well as enterprises) in the country together with their contact and classification information.


<Rejestr Gospodarki Narodova><Krajowy Rejestr Sadowy (KRS)>“: https: //­zukiwaniepodmi­otu

General Registrar Gospodarki Narodova (REGON) allows the search of all economic subjects. Krajowy Rejestr Sadowy (KRS), led by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland, then enables the search of legal entities.


<Publicações de Atos Societários e de outras entidades>

The Portuguese Commercial Register includes sole proprietors, commercial companies, companies under civil law that have the form of a commercial company, independent companies with limited liability (EIRL), cooperatives, public companies, other groupings of companies (ACE) and European economic interest associations, natural and legal persons who are subject to registration in the register by law. Information available online is free.


„Commercial Register“:

You must register to access the online services.

The commercial register contains companies, state-owned companies, state-owned enterprises, public-law companies, cooperative companies, cooperative organizations, economic interest associations, European economic interest associations, European companies, European cooperative companies, sole traders, sole proprietorships, family businesses and other natural and legal persons established by law.


<Obchodný register>

The Commercial Register is kept by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic.


<Message register>

Access is free, but registration is required.

The commercial register of Slovenia (Poslovni register Slovenije – PRS) contains companies (individual and capital), business entities with a single owner, legal entities under public law, legal entities under private law, associations, natural persons performing activities subject to notification or regulated activities, subsidiaries and branches of business entities, main representative offices of foreign business entities and other entities.


<Registro Mercantil>

The Commercial Register (Registro Mercantil) includes information about the company, social capital, legal representative – executive and legal representative – registered general acts published in BORME, submission of annual financial statements and legalized official books.



The Companies Registration Office/Bolagsverket maintains several registers that contain information about registered companies, the overall database being referred to as the Commercial Register. Company name, identification number and status information can be obtained online for free. Additional services are only accessible to registered and paying users.

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