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Legal Entity Identifier Register

You may here apply for and administrate a globally valid LEI easily and fast, or you may search the international LEI database for LEIs and reference data.

Benefit from the competency and quality of the Bundesanzeiger Verlag in all matters concerning corporate identification.

Maintenance work

Because of maintenance work the Legal Entity Identifier Register cannot be reached from Friday, 27 September 2019, 6:30 pm until approximately Tuesday, 01 October 2019, 12:00 am CEST. A corresponding note will be displayed.

Our advantages

  • Fast and reliable assignment of your LEI
  • Easy and uncomplicated renewal of your LEI
  • Free transfer of an existing LEI to LEIReg
  • Convenient mass application via the user interface or Excel lists
  • Professional and personal support by our competent specialist staff

Our service

“Free procurement of audit-relevant commercial register extracts for companies registered in the German Commercial Register as well as annual and consolidated financial statements.”

Our offer

“Special conditions for the first application for the LEI for foundations registered in the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen e. V.”

MiFID II – New Challenges for the Financial Market Require new Regulations

From January 3, 2018, the revision of the European financial markets comes into force. It will have far-reaching effects on all entities operating in the financial market or holding securities. Based on the experiences gained from the financial market crash in 2008, a new regulation by the name of MiFID II has been implemented in order to take account of the new challenges with regard to security and transparency of the business dealings. For further information on MiFID II please click here.


Transitional period for the LEI Application (Notification in Accordance to Article 26 MiFID II)

Note: Processing of the Power of attorney according to art. 26 only by application through a bank consultant.
Companies / institutions please use the authentification-pdf in the registration.

01/03/2018: On the 3rd of January 2018, Security Service Providers are obliged, for services that prompts a compulsary registration and to this effect, to check whether the customer can present a valid LEI.
The European Supervisory Authority ESMA is setting this obligation for the time being and offers a transitional arrangement by 30 June 2018.

The prerequisite for this, is that the Security Service Providers (mostly banks or savings banks) shall receive the necessary documents from their customers beforehand.
Along with the completed power of attorney in accordance to Article 26 (PDF 54 kB), the Security Service Provider may request the LEI at the accredited contracting authority.

The corresponding concept of the ESMA as of 20 December 2017, translated into German, can be found here: Statement ESMA vom 20.12.17 (PDF 94 kB)

The original concept in English as of December 20, 2017, can be found here.


The LEIReg of the Bundesanzeiger Verlag is officially certified by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). The official Accreditation Certificate can be found here.

You may find the official press release on the accreditation here.


Download our free whitepaper with important information about LEI here (only available in German).

LEI Whitepaper (PDF 5.9 MB)

We can help you

Refer to Question & Answers for tips on how to use the LEIReg.

Alternatively, contact our Service number at

0800 - 123 43 35

(Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 18:30, free of charge from the German landline).
From abroad: +49 2 21/9 76 68-0 (charged service)