Beneficial Ownership Guides

 

The beneficial ownership guides are intended to serve as a guide for public authorities or other interested parties looking to find information on an entity incorporated under the laws of the country concerned. They are intended to provide the basic information to assist what steps to take to ascertain the identity of the beneficial owner and other related parties.

Beneficial owner refers to the natural person(s) who ultimately owns or controls a customer and/or the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted. It also includes those persons who exercise ultimate effective control over a legal person or arrangement.

These guides were created as part of the Global Forum for Asset Recovery (December 2017), the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (October 2016), or the Third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery (November 2014).

Argentina

BO Country Guide Argentina - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 837.20 KB)

Australia

BO Country Guide Australia - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 844.28 KB)

Brazil

BO Country Guide Brazil - Feb. 2018 (PDF | 774.00 KB)

Canada

BO Country Guide Canada - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 797.67 KB)

France

BO Country Guide France - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 931.13 KB)

Germany

BO Country Guide Germany - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 920.09 KB)

Indonesia

BO Country Guide Indonesia - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 877.56 KB)

Italy

BO Country Guide Italy - Dec. 2017 (PDF | 864.52 KB)

Japan

BO Country Guide Japan - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 773.53 KB)

Jersey

BO Country Guide Jersey - 2014 (PDF | 899.59 KB)

Korea

BO Country Guide Korea - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 639.78 KB)

Latvia

BO Country Guide Latvia - Dec. 2017 (PDF | 779.51 KB)

Liechtenstein

BO Country Guide Liechtenstein - 2014 (PDF | 559.14 KB)

Mexico

BO Country Guide Mexico - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 853.25 KB)

Nigeria

BO Country Guide Nigeria -Dec. 2017 (PDF | 671.14 KB)

Russia

BO Country Guide Russia - 2017 (PDF | 669.75 KB)

South Africa

BO Country Guide South Africa - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 764.81 KB)

Spain

BO Country Guide Spain - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 972.68 KB)

Switzerland

BO Country Guide Switzerland May 2018 (PDF | 1009.65 KB)

Turkey

BO Country Guide Turkey - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 812.62 KB)

Ukraine

BO Country Guide Ukraine - Ukrainian - Dec. 2017 (PDF | 973.50 KB)
BO Country Guide Ukraine - English - Dec. 2017 (PDF | 263.55 KB)

United Kingdom

BO Country Guide United Kingdom - Dec. 2017 (PDF | 513.39 KB)

United States

BO Country Guide United States - Oct. 2016 (PDF | 3.74 MB)