Beneficial owners of firms to go on public registers

No dilution of new European transparency rules despite intense lobbying efforts

11th February, 2018

Public access to the details of the ownership of companies, trusts and other funds is likely to be granted despite intense lobbying to water down proposed new transparency rules.

A key European Parliament committee has voted to allow public access to so-called registers of beneficial ownership as part of plans to shake up anti-money laundering rules.

The plans to allow members of the public and media to scrutinise the registers are expected to get the...

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