France

Find details about France's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 12 February 2024

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Implementation details

National Institute of Industrial Property

Name
National Institute of Industrial Property
Scope
Full-economy
Register launched
2018
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
25%
Structured data publicly available
Yes
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
Yes

Commitment details

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  • At the 2016 UK Anti-Corruption Summit, France made a commitment to beneficial ownership disclosure. [12 May 2016] link to commitment
  • France has included a commitment in an Open Government Partnership National Action Plan to beneficial ownership transparency [01 January 2018] link to commitment
  • As a European Union member, France was obliged to create a central, public register of beneficial ownership as part of the EU’s fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Following the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 22 November 2022, member states are no longer required to provide public access, and are instead required to, at a minimum, provide access to those that can demonstrate a legitimate interest. [19 April 2018] link to commitment