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In the Netherlands, there are three kinds of insolvency:
The district courts are responsible for decisions on all these types of insolvency, and for maintaining the relevant data within their own registers. They are also responsible for the (automated) transmission of insolvency notifications to the Council for the Judiciary (Raad voor de rechtspraak). The Council for the Judiciary uses these notifications or the Central Insolvency Register (CIR)
The CIR contains all information from published insolvency notifications, including:
The Central Insolvency Register contains information from local registers kept by the various district courts on bankruptcies, suspensions of payments, and cancellations of debts relating to natural persons (private individuals).
Yes, access is free of charge.
There are no restrictions on access to the CIR online.
An online service is available to business users to inform them more quickly of the latest publications from the register.
You can only search for natural persons by:
You can search for legal persons/company names by:
You can also search by date, district court, type of publication, publication reference or insolvency number.
The CIR came into being on 1 January 2005. All cases occurring or notified after that date can be found in the CIR.
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