Commercial registers and transparency

  • Maren Heidemann

Abstract

Commercial registers are a traditional source of information and a service for merchants. They have recently been subject to reform and modernisation and have been joined by additional registers and databases in the pursuit of transparency. In this article Dr Maren Heidemann (Associate Research Fellow at IALS) highlights recent reforms of commercial registers in Europe as well as challenges and opportunities arising from transparency registers and their relationship the traditional commercial register.

Index keywords: Commercial law, Europe.transparency, commercial registers

 

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Published
2019-10-26
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Articles