Beneficial Ownership in Law: Definitions and Thresholds

Briefings Research and policy

To maximise the impact of beneficial ownership (BO) registers, it is important to minimise loopholes and make data as useful as possible. A legal definition of BO and its associated thresholds form the foundation on which a disclosure regime is built. This policy briefing aims to help policymakers and those implementing or supporting beneficial ownership transparency to think through the decisions required to define BO in law and to set appropriate thresholds, and how to operationalise these.

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Published

Oct 2020

Authors

Peter Low and Tymon Kiepe