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.