The Dutch UBO-register

The consequences of the UBO-register in the Netherlands


On April 4, 2019, the Dutch Finance Minister has published a legislative proposal in connection with the Dutch implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (the ʺDirectiveʺ). Pursuant to the Directive, each EU member state should establish a register in which the details of so-called ‘ultimate beneficial owners’ of certain legal entities are registered.

In this Law Alert we provide an overview of the characteristics of the ‘UBO-register’ in the Netherlands.