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REGISTRARS AND THE EUROPEAN PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING6th September 2021
REAL ESTATE, NEXUS GROUP, INFORMA.
The Registrars and the European Public Prosecutor's Office will work together in the fight against money laundering.
The European Attorney General's Office, Laura Codruta Kösevi, and the dean of the College of Registrars, Maria Emilia Adán have signed a Collaboration agreement that will allow the European Public Prosecutor's Office to access the consultation on the beneficial ownership of entities registered in the Mercantile Registries of Spain.
The Registry of Real Ownership, which the College of Registrars makes available to the European Public Prosecutor's Office to reinforce and contribute to the fight against money laundering, contains complete and updated information at least once a year on the real ownership of companies. mercantile, that is, on the natural persons who have direct or indirect control of the company, as well as the companies that are in the control chains of other companies. This information comes from the Mercantile Registry, since companies have the obligation to include the identification of the beneficial owner in the presentation of their annual accounts, under the responsibility of the administrator.
The information will be accessible 24 hours a day to the European Public Prosecutor's Office through web services, which will facilitate access to your staff after identification by means of a digital certificate recognized by CORPME, in whose attributes their status as personnel attached to the European Public Prosecutor's Office is identified.
This agreement has been created at the initiative of the Prosecutor Concepción Sabadell Carnicero, who represents the Kingdom of Spain in the European Public Prosecutor's Office.