Under the revised German Anti-Money Laundering Act effective since 1 August 2021 all German and foreign legal entities under private law, registered partnerships, trusts and similar legal structures with a connection to Germany are obligated to provide information on their beneficial owners to the Transparency Register. The filing to the commercial register or another register will no longer be sufficient. The transitional periods for filings will expire within 2022.
BRL recommend that companies make filings with the Transparency Register as soon as possible. The Federal Office of Administration is strict in examining and penalizing factual reporting errors and omissions. Violations are subject to substantial, revenue-based fines. Our experts Dr. Nils Harbeck and Dr. Christian Kahle, LL.M. will gladly support you with ascertaining the beneficial owner, managing/updating the filings and documenting all filings in an auditable manner.
Please read the brochure (see below) for more information on this important topic.