From Global Regulation & Policy

Divided Opinion: The Continuing Debate On Public Access To Registers Of Beneficial Ownership

As the dust settles on meeting the deadline of 31 January 2023 for registration of offshore entities on the UK’s new Register of Overseas Entities, it is a suitable moment to take stock of the ebb and flow of the argument between transparency and privacy when it comes to public access to registers of beneficial ownership. That argument has now become heated again in the light of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in Joined Cases C-37/20 and C-601/20. To understand this, it is necessary to look at the development of the EU directives on this subject.

Barbados Prioritising Benefici…