Russia (RU)

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


Information on current partners (legal owners) is not always available online (see below).
The Russian Ministry of Economic Development refers to two types of sources for company data. The first one, the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, is a free database of all registered legal entities which has limited ownership information. After random searches, only one out of the seven Limited Parnterships ("ТОВАРИЩЕСТВО С ОГРАНИЧЕННОЙ ОТВЕТСТВЕННОСТЬЮ") that were checked showed information on legal owners (founders/participants or " учредителях (участниках)"). In the only case legal owers where shown on the extract, complete data was provided for all 9 legal owners, including full name and Tax ID of natural persons; and company name, registration number and tax ID for legal persons. The second type source is that of "information agencies [assigned by the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service] for the public disclosure of the informaiton related to equity markets" ( [TJN's note]). There appears to be 6 different information agencies, and it is unclear what companies are registered in each agency and what information can be obtained from them. Thus we consider that legal ownership information is not consistently available online.