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Ukraine became the second country in the world after the United Kingdom to implement a public register of the beneficial owners of corporate entities registered in country. Laws were passed in 2014 and 2015, and a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers stipulated that this information should be published by Spring 2016.
The goal of this report is to determine the best next steps to take during an update of the companies register that is planned for 2018. This report is based on in-depth research and meetings with key officials and stakeholders in Ukraine which helped us formulate our findings.
World leaders: beneficial ownership transparency is a key building block for Ukraine’s future and beyond
The high-level Ukraine Recovery Conference saw world leaders speak of Ukraine’s investment potential and the role of the private sector in driving recovery, with a clear link to the need for beneficial ownership transparency
Published: 03 July 2023
Early impacts of public beneficial ownership registers: Ukraine
In 2015, Ukraine became the first country in the world to launch a public register of the beneficial owners of corporate entities registered in the country. This report provides an overview of the register’s origins and evolution, then explores its impact
Published: 01 February 2022