Publication details

Jurisdiction-specific section: Czech Republic


RONOVSKÁ Kateřina PIHERA Vlastimil

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Trusts & Trustees
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Web Repozitář MU
Keywords Czech Republic; Jurisdiction; foundations; beneficial; owners registries in the European Union—The Czech perspective
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Description Searching for a comprehensive EU policy on preventing money laundering, terrorist financing and abuse of the international financial system will be a hot topic in the EU for the next couple of years. Directive (EU) 2018/843, known as the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, follows the trend set by the 4th AML Directive in 2015 and inter alia introduces new requirements concerning the extent to which trust structures must be registered in the beneficial ownership registries across the EU as well as the public accessibility of the information held in such registries. This article addresses the main problematic issues that have appeared in recent professional discussions in the Czech Republic in connection with the new UBO Registry Act, in effect from 1 June 2021.

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