Dutch beneficial ownership register to become effective in 2020

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Dutch government has confirmed that a registry of ultimate beneficial owners of companies will enter into force in the Netherlands from 2020. The register will be introduced as part of the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce in January 2020, after which all newly registered companies will have to comply. However, existing businesses will have a further 18 months to register their UBOs; that is, until mid-2021, four years past the deadline set by the EU Fourth Anti-Money Launde...

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