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Decree Law No. 24/2019


Publication: Republic Diary No. 23/2019, Series I of 2019-02-01
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 24/2019
  • Pages: 786 - 791

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law establishes the rules applicable to the share of information between the national commercial registry and the commercial registries of other European Union’s Member-states.

What is going to change? An electronic interconnection system between the registry services of the Member-states, the BRIS (Business Register Interconnection System) is incorporated.

The BRIS provides the information and documents regarding the commercial registry of each Member-state.

For example, in the case of cancellation of a company registered in Spain, the Portuguese commercial registry service will receive this information for the cancellation, in Portugal, of the registry of the corresponding permanent representation.

The cross-border merger processes are notified through the system, by the national commercial registry, about the registries of every Member-state participating in the merge.

The communications received through this system (opening of a settlement process or cancellation of a registry) waiver the submission of documents.

The BRIS provides certain information regarding the limited liability companies (LLC) for free.

A single identification number, the EUID, is created.

For the exchange between registries to be simpler, the companies are identified by a number which contains the information of the country and registry service of origin, as well as the legal person identification number at the Member-state of registration.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law aims to:

    • improve the access to the information on the companies;
    • allow the exchange of information about the registries between the Member-states;
    • ensure that the Member-states hold updated information.
When does it enter into force?

This decree-law takes effect when the deliberation of the board of directors of the Registries and Notary Institute, confirming the operation of the Register Interconnection System, is published.

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