Interconnection of EU Business Registers

From June 2017, busi­ness regis­ters in all EU coun­tries are inter­con­nec­ted.

This means :

  • you can search for infor­ma­tion on com­pa­nies regis­te­red in any EU coun­try, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
  • the regis­ters can share infor­ma­tion on forei­gn branches and cross-bor­der mer­gers of com­pa­nies.

This sys­tem – Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS) – is a joint effort by EU govern­ments and the European Commission.

Legal basis

Directive 2012/17/EU

Regulation (EU) 2015884