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) 2015/884