Find details about Spain's commitments to and implementation of beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 12 November 2023

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Registro de Titularidades Reales

Registro de Titularidades Reales
Central register implemented
Public access
Register launched

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  • At the 2016 UK Anti-Corruption Summit, Spain made a commitment to beneficial ownership disclosure. [12 May 2016] link to commitment
  • Spain made a commitment to beneficial ownership transparency and effectively implementing FATF’s revised Recommendation 24 during the second Summit for Democracy [29 March 2023] link to commitment
  • As a European Union member, Spain 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