Brazil (BR)

Jurisdiction Overview

481 *LO: Are partners/legal owners available on a public online record (up to 10 €/US$/GBP)? No, information on partners/legal owners is not always available online (up to 10 EUR/GBP/USD).
 Data Date: 2019


In order to access partnership information from the Federal Registry of Legal Persons (CNPJ), the CNPJ number of any legal persons must be known (there is no search by name). Then, information includes only the names of members and directors, but no other identity detail. It is possible to obtain the CNJP number of an entity after a search by name in some of Brazil's States Registers (Juntas Comerciais). Additional information from the Juntas, requires a CPF (Brazilian Resident Tax number) from the user, so it is not clear what information may be available. Not all local Registers offer company information online (for example Mina Gerais requires a user to personally go to the Register).