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Mandatory declaration and registration of beneficial owners in a newly created register

18 September 2019

On 13 October 2019, the Central Register of Beneficial Owners will be created (the "Register"). This is when the relevant legislation will come into force. From that date, almost all companies and partnerships entered in the Polish National Court Register will be required to file with the register details of (and keep updated) their beneficial owners. The provisions are part of the Act on Combating Money-Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the "Act"), which implements the amended Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (the "Directive").

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