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Business registers in EU countries

Luxembourg

This page provides you with information regarding the options available for consulting the business register of Luxembourg.

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What does the business register of Luxembourg offer?

The business register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés (RCS)) is an official directory of all the natural and legal persons in business and other bodies referred to by the amended Act of 19 December 2002.

The business register operates under the authority of the Minister for Justice. The task of managing the business register is entrusted by the Minister for Justice to an economic interest grouping, GIE RCSL, comprising the State, the Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce) and the Chamber of Trades (Chambre des Métiers).

The aim of the business register is to:

  • ensure that persons for whom registration or listing is required by law can be identified, by keeping a permanent inventory,
  • provide greater security for transactions,
  • provide information to third parties.

The business register collects two types of data:

  • identification and legal data, such as the business or company name, its business activities, its registered capital, the composition of the board, the auditors, powers of signature and other data of this nature,
  • the annual accounts.

Contact

Office address

Postal address

Opening days and hours

Centre administratif Pierre Werner Bâtiment F
13, rue Erasme
Luxembourg - Kirchberg

Tel: (+352) 26 428-1

Fax: (+352) 26 42 85 55

E-Mail: helpdesk@rcsl.lu

Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés
L-2961 Luxembourg

Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 16.00

Is access to the business register free of charge?

The files may be consulted in the business register offices free of charge.

Some basic information is available free of charge on the business register website:

  • RCS number,
  • date of registration,
  • name,
  • legal form,
  • registered office address,
  • a list of documents filed since 2006.

For a fee, it is possible to obtain:

  • an extract which provides an up-to-date summary of the data which a person on the business register must submit
  • an electronic copy of the documents filed with the business register.

The table of fees charged is available online under the heading ‘informations générales-Tarifs’.

How to search the business register of Luxembourg

It is possible to perform a search on the website of the business register by:

  • name (or part of a name) or
  • the registration number of the registered person.

The search engine of the site then displays a list of names matching the search criteria.

On clicking on the name of listed persons, the following information is displayed free of charge:

  • RCS number,
  • date of registration,
  • name,
  • legal form,
  • registered office address,
  • a list of documents filed since 2006.

How reliable are the documents in the register?

Pursuant to Article 9(4) of the Act on commercial companies of 10 August 1915, documents and extracts from documents have effects vis-à-vis third parties only from the date on which they are published in the Luxembourg Official Gazette (Mémorial C, Recueil des sociétés et associations), unless the company can demonstrate that those third parties were aware of them earlier. Third parties may, nevertheless, rely on documents and extracts that have not been published.

Where a transaction takes place before the 16th day following the date of publication, these documents and extracts have no effect vis-à-vis third parties who can demonstrate that they had no way of knowing about them.

In the event of a discrepancy between the text that was filed and the text that was published in the Official Gazette, the text published cannot be relied upon against third parties. However, third parties themselves may invoke it, unless the company can demonstrate that they were in fact aware of the text that was filed.

History of the business register of Luxembourg

The business register has existed since 1909.

Since 2003, it has operated under the authority of the Minister of Justice and its management is entrusted to the economic interest grouping, GIE RCSL. Since that date, it has undergone a process of complete computerisation.

The documents filed with the business register since 1 January 2006 are systematically digitalised and made available in electronic form for consultation on the website.

The documents filed since the creation of the business register in 1909 are in the process of being digitalised and are made available to the public once they are ready.

The business register will then be available for consultation in electronic format in its entirety.

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Last update: 16/06/2016

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