Austria (AT)

Jurisdiction Overview

474 *BO Online: Are companies' beneficial owners available on a public online record (up to 10 €/US$/GBP)? No, beneficial ownership is not always available online (up to 10 EUR/GBP/USD).
 Data Date: 2019


Beneficial ownership registration is prevented because of bearer shares (see note on bearer shares). In addition, "Obliged entities may inspect the beneficial owner register for their due diligence duties to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. Authorities may inspect the register for certain statutory purposes. Other persons or organizations may inspect the register only if they can prove they have a legitimate interest. The Register of Beneficial Owners was designed to be a non-public register pursuant to the provisions of the 4th Money-Laundering Directive. " (