Slovakia (SK)

Jurisdiction Overview

470 *LO Record: Does the registration of domestic companies comprise legal owner's identity information? All LO: Yes, all companies require recording of all legal owners.
 Data Date: 2014


All companies must record the legal owners upon registration. According to the Global Forum, "Private limited liability companies, joint-stock companies and co-operatives are incorporated when entered into the Commercial Register of the competent regional court. [...] The application for an entry into the register must be submitted within 90 days from its establishment or its receipt of a trade licence for limited liability companies and joint-stock companies. [...] Data to be filed by companies upon registration include the names, surnames, and residence address of the individual members/shareholders, as well as the business name or name and seat of the legal persons that are members/shareholder. This applies to both joint-stock companies (s. 2(2)a Commercial Registration Act) and private limited liability companies (s.2(2) c)" (GF 2014: 26-27). "The information that must be submitted to the tax office […] does not include any information on the owners" (GF 2012: 25).


GF 2012: 25; GF 2014: 26-27